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Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson caught a touchdown pass against the Eagles last week, but it was nullified when the referee ruled Johnson pushed off on cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
"There was hardly any contact," Johnson told Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. "I was just feeling where I was at. I went back and watched it on film and I was like, 'Come on, ref.' The crazy thing was, he was looking at me and didn't throw the flag until after the dude (Asomugha) said something."
Johnson was asked what would happen if the NFL had a rule against flopping like the NBA has.
"He would have been fined; that would have been a fine," he said. "I am glad the NBA is starting that rule. That used to tick me off about the NBA, too."
Quarterback Matthew Stafford agreed Asomugha more than sold that call.
"Yeah, I felt like I threw him a touchdown last week when Nnamdi jumped all the way out of the end zone," Stafford said. Source: The Redzone Attached Thumbnails
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