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NFL punishes Steelers WR Diontae Johnson

They were not happy with his comments!

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The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their game last week against the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars by a 20-10 final score, and there were some rather heated comments from Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson afterward. 

In his mind, the officials were doing whatever they could to try and help the Jaguars to victory, and he said as much in his postgame remarks - even implying that they were getting paid to do so. 

"Refs were just killing us the whole game," Johnson said via ESPN. "The same refs we had at training camp. I didn't like the refs today. At the end of the day, we can't keep complaining about the refs. Like Coach [Mike Tomlin] say, we can't worry about the refs, whatever. But everybody's different. "I didn't like the refs today. They must've got paid good today or something, but they blew — that field goal, that hurt us coming into the half. We needed that."

“They were calling stupid stuff. They should get fined for calling terrible stuff. That’s how p***** I am. I don’t care what anyone says; it cost us the game. Yeah, I got to make plays. I had two plays I should have made, but that doesn’t define the whole game.”

And now, not surprisingly, he's gotten himself a major fine as a result. The NFL has announced that Johnson has been fined $25,000 for what he had to say: 

Do you believe Johnson's comments were out of line? Because the NFL sure thought so. 

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Source: Yahoo Sports