Stevie Johnson benched for Happy New Year shirt (picture)

Johnson reveals a Happy New Year message on his shirt.

Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson was penalized and benched after displaying a shirt that simply read, “Happy New Year.”

For the second time in six weeks, Johnson was penalized for excessive celebration. The first time the Bills receiver pretended to shoot himself in the leg, mocking Jets receiver Plaxico Burress.┬áThe Bills had enough of Johnson’s antics and he spent the rest of the half on the bench with his helmet off.

This isn’t the first time that Johnson has used his undershirt as a prop. He did it before and his shirt read “Why So Serious?”

Johnson needed 36 receiving yards on Sunday to become the first Bills receiver to have back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons and he finished with 40. So at least he went out on something positive.