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It must have been an emotional few minutes when Chris Johnson sat down and wrote down the first and last names of all 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on his shoes before Monday night's game against the New York Jets.
Like the Jets players who wore SHES decals on their helmets, the Tennessee Titans running back made a small gesture to pay tribute to the innocent victims of the shooting that meant something bigger than the game.
"Kind of heartbroken, so just something to try and give back and show tribute to those families knowing how much they hurt," Johnson said. "And a situation where on "Monday Night Football" everybody around the world is watching."
Johnson wrote the names of each of the victims on his shoes along with "RIP SHES" and a cross on each one.
Whether it was some sort of coincidence or a message from above, those same cleats led Johnson on an amazing 94-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
They were the deciding points in the Titans 14-10 victory.
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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Titans will retain RB Chris Johnson next season despite his $10 million base salary. There’s been speculation that the Titans could cut him loose to not only free up some extra cap space, but to get out from under his six year deal worth $55.26 million. Johnson showed that he still possesses game-changing speed during last night’s...
Titans Chris Johnson has had a pretty quiet season. But given the opportunity to show out on the main stage that is Monday Night Football, CJ28 showed out. The running back had a 94-yard touchdown which marked the sixth time in his NFL that he’s accomplished that feat. With his sixth, Johnson now has twice [...]
Prior to the start of the Tennessee Titans/New York Jets Monday Night Football game, Titans running back Chris Johnson had the names of the individuals who perished in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting written on his shoes.
In the second quarter of the game, Johnson's good will might have translated into a 94-yard touchdown run:
The run was the longest in...
What once seemed like a foregone conclusion that 2012 would be the final season for Chris Johnson with the Tennessee Titans now appears to be changing directions. According to sources, including Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Titans expect to hold on to Johnson for at least the 2013 NFL season.
Rapoport reported that Johnson’s roster spot beyond this season is “fine,” and that...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Tennessee Titans will have a small window in February where they’ll be able to release running back Chris Johnson without any salary camp ramifications.
Titans have a five-day window from Feb. 4 until Feb. 9 in which they can cut Chris Johnson at no cost against their salary-cap. But if Johnson is on the Titans’ roster after Feb. 9, $9...
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson has listed the names of every victim of shooting in Newton, Comm. on his cleats for Monday Night’s game.
Prior to Monday Night Football, Johnson tweeted out a photo of his cleats with the message “R.I.P. to all the victims.”
You can see an image of the cleats below.
Chris Johnson is following in Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz‘s footsteps by giving a personal tribute to the Newtown, Conn., victims on his cleats.
The Titans’ running back has written all 26 names on his cleats for Tennessee’s Monday Night Football game against the Jets. Cruz wrote the name of Jack Pinto, a six-year-old victim, on his cleats and gloves after he found out...
When Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson ripped off that 94 yard run against the Jets last night.....
.....he did it with sneaks that were marked up to remember all of the Newton, Conn Sandy Hook...
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Last Friday we saw something that is beyond words in Newtown, Connecticut. Many families and friends are still going through many emotions as they are still trying to understand what happened last week. The NFL made sure they honored those children and teachers who were killed during the attack by having a moment of silence before each game. Some players and teams in the league took...
When Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson busted a 94-yard touchdown run against the New York Jets on Monday night, he brought with him the memory of those lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Prior to the game, Johnson wrote the names of each of the 26 victims on his white cleats. On [...]
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