Bills wide receiver appears to blame God for his costly dropped pass in overtime
By: Aaron Heintzelman KSHB-TV
3:23 PM, Nov 29, 2010
3:58 PM, Nov 30, 2010
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson dropped what would
have been a game-winning 40-yard touchdown pass in overtime Sunday,
and then appeared to blame God for the flub on his Twitter
Johnson was wide open in the end zone when a pass from Bills QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick hit him in the hands for what would have been the
score that knocked off the Pittsburg Steelers.
“I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO
ME!!!!!” Johnson wrote on his
Twitter page after the game. “YOU EXPECT
ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!!
In the postgame news conference, it was a more subdued Johnson
answering reporters’ questions.
"How would you feel?" Johnson said. "All of a sudden, when the
biggest play needs to be made, you don't make it. You feel bad. I'm
devastated right now."
Suddenly, the "Why So Serious?" slogan Johnson had written on
his T-shirt, which he unveiled after scoring his first of three
touchdowns a week earlier in 49-31 win at Cincinnati, didn't seem
"I had the game in my hands and then dropped it," Johnson said.
"I'll never get over it. Ever."
Johnson’s t-shirt graffiti cost him $5,000 in the form of
a fine from the NFL.
After Johnson’s drop, the Steelers marched 58 yards for
the game-winning field goal.
It wasn’t the only drop on the day for Johnson. He dropped
at least four of the 15 passes thrown his way, and finished with
seven catches for 68 yards.
"Sure, I talked to him. He hurts," coach Chan Gailey said. "You
can go from penthouse to the outhouse in a hurry. But how you
handle it is key. He's a good man. He's a competitor. He'll come