For those of you that don't know, Bills receiver Stevie Johnson, after scoring an early touchdown Sunday mocked Jets' receiver Plaxico Burress by miming shooting himself in the leg and falling over. Just about everyone in the sports media has said that it was out of line, which means (much like Randy Moss's mooning of the Lambeau crowd) that it was hilarious.
I don't really have a problem with what Stevie did other than that he took it far enough to draw a penalty. I, for the life of me, cannot see the line he crossed in making fun of someone not only stupid enough to shoot himself in the leg in a nightclub, but to also do it with a gun that was illegally owned. Now granted I think the penalty Plaxico got was harsh especially considering that it wasn't typical NFL thuggery and that Plaxico had the gun registered in another state. But let's not lose sight of the big picture here, Plaxico Burress is an idiot and is in no way not deserving of ridicule.
That people are getting so riled up about this and not say Vince Wilfork or Ndamukong Suh throwing cheapshots at opposing players left and right, or getting himself arrested. Last I checked what Stevie Johnson did was harmless. Bunch of fucked up priorities in the NFL.