Found January 01, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:

It's hard to believe, but in the 52-year history of the Buffalo Bills they have never had back-to-back 1,000 yard receivers until 2012 and Stevie Johnson. Not Andre Reed, Don Beebe, Eric Moulds, Lee Evans or even James Lofton could even accomplish the feat but entering the game with 964 yards Johnson knew he had a chance and he even did his famous lifting of the shirt on the occasion.

It very well could be the last game for Stevie Johnson in a Buffalo Bills uniform as the now star wide receiver is asking for somewhere around seven million per year but Stevie passed 1,000 yards on a Fitzpatrick touchdown where he would then be flagged for lifting his shirt to the crowd.

What did the shirt say? I'm guessing: "Instead of shooting myself in the leg, I'll shoot myself in the foot."

Instead the shirt said, "Happy New Year 2012."

Stevie has been benched since the incident by head coach Chan Gailey.



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