Andre Johnson melted down and threw punches at Cortland Finnegan. Apparently, AJ’s good reputation worked to his advantage as the Houston Texans wide receiver only got fined $25K. Considering that many thought Andre Johnson could be suspended, a $25K fine is basically nothing. Finnegan, a defensive back for the Tennessee Titans, received the same punishment for getting punched.
“At the end of the day,” said Finnegan, who has a reputation of playing dirty, “I guess he got his money’s worth.”
Johnson says that his response was a culmination of events. Last year, Johnson was fined $7,500 for a play involving Finnegan.
Said Johnson: “It’s just a buildup of things over plays. I just lost my cool.”
“I would like to apologize to the organization, our owner and my teammates. What happened out there today was not me,” added Johnson.
As it turned out, Johnson doesn’t really need to apologize. His Texans won 20-0 and Johnson finally got to release his anger on an annoying player.