In 2003, Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson scored a TD. He pulled a sign out from under the snow that read “Dear NFL: Please don’t fine me again.” The NFL proceeded to fine him $10,000

In 2003, Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson scored a TD. He pulled a sign out from under the snow that read

  • On the same day the NFL fined Saints wide receiver Joe Horn $30,000 for his mock cell-phone call in the end zone during Sunday’s game with the Giants, the league also slapped Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson with a.$10,000 penalty.
  • Johnson retrieved a sign from behind a snow drift and held it up after a 10-yard touchdown catch Sunday in the Bengals’ 41-38 win over San Francisco.
  • The oft-fined Johnson brought out a sign that read: “Dear NFL: Please don’t fine me again.”
  • In November, Johnson told ESPN The Magazine’s Dan Le Batard that being part of the NFL is “Like private school,” saying, “They keep fining me for the shoes every week. It’s ridiculous.”
  • Johnson sports all-orange shoes that he claims the league fines him $5,000 per week for wearing.
  • A Cincinnati second-round draft pick in 2001, Johnson says that he’s also been fined for “End-zone celebrations, shirt being out, towel being too long, taking a picture. fine for taking my helmet off in the end zone and putting it back on, and giving a throat-slash gesture.”
  • Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.