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Stevie Johnson plays after finding out mother passed away yesterday.


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Can't even imagine.




It’s a phone call that no one wants to receive, especially when it’s unexpected. Not long after arriving in Jacksonville with his Bills teammates Saturday, Johnson got a phone call informing him that his mother had died unexpectedly that day. Johnson informed head coach Doug Marrone of his tragic family news and the two talked for a while. Marrone left the decision of whether to play or return home immediately up to Johnson. The Bills leading receiver chose to stay and play on Sunday against the Jaguars.

“When I found out I was already here,” said Johnson following Buffalo’s 27-20 win over Jacksonville. “I talked to coach and he gave me an option and I felt like I went all week with the boys and whatever I can do to help out the team, I think I should give it my all no matter what. It was tough, but we got the win and I’m happy about that and I’m sure she is happy about that.” ...

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Wow, that's tough to take. And for a player on a team with nothing really to play for, he still went out there and played.


I recall when I got word on my way to work that my mother had a stroke and was critical. I continued to work almost on auto pilot and my supervisors asked why I was there when I told her. I cannot imagine trying to focus on work that day, or in the week or so after.

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