Johnson mocks Burress with shooting celebration

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson paid the penalty Sunday, after he mocked the Jets' Plaxico Burress by pretending to shoot himself in the leg during a touchdown celebration.

Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg outside a New York nightclub three years ago, leading to an illegal weapons charge that saw him spend 20 months in prison.

After pretending to shoot himself, Johnson began running with his arms extended in a rip of the Jets' "Flight Boys" touchdown celebration, before crashing to the ground.

The touchdown had put the Bills up 14-7 with 2:09 to play in the second quarter. But Johnson was hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty and the Jets leveled the scores four plays later when Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez found Burress for a 14-yard touchdown.

The Jets went on to win the game, 28-24.

Johnson later apologized for his actions, saying he regretted it.

"It was very stupid of me going through that and I feel like I cost our team the win by doing that," he said, according to The Star-Ledger.

"It was a bad decision ... at the end of the day, it cost our team seven points. I have to apologize to everyone and talk to the coach. I can't be doing that. I need to be mature about the situation."

Burress said Johnson's antics did not upset him.

"I've seen worse and I've heard worse," he said.

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