The Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson broke history Saturday night in a 31-18 loss against the Atlanta Falcons. The former Georgia Tech standout broke Jerry Rice’s NFL record for most receiving yards in a season. Following Johnson’s record-breaking evening, professional athletes — both current and former — utilized social media in sports and specifically, twitter, to congratulate…
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Social Media In Sports: Professional Athletes React To Calvin Johnson’s Record-Breaking Saturday Night
Rules, rules, rules, why is it so hard for athletes to follow the rules!
On Sunday, for the second time in as many months, a ‘Johnson’ broke the rules in the world of sports.
First, way back on August 12th, Dustin Johnson grounded his club in a destroyed sand trap on 18th hole of the PGA Championship incurring him a 2-stroke penalty. The move cost him more than just 2 strokes as it knocked him out of a playoff for the major title. The entire world watched when Johnson first heard what he had unknowingly done.
Then it happened again, on September 12th. Seconds remained in the Detroit Lions-Chicago Bears game when Lions receiver Calvin Johnson and everybody else in the world thought he caught the game winning touchdown. The play was reviewed and overturned after it became clear that Johnson lost the ball while attempting to use it to help him get up from the ground.