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Bills' Stevie Johnson decides to play the day after mother's death
Bills' Stevie Johnson decides to play the day after mother's death

Stevie Johnson and the rest of the Buffalo Bills hadn't been in Jacksonville long Saturday when he received some devastating news. His 48-year-old mother — whose name, Rhonda, is tattooed in script across his right forearm — had died unexpectedly in Northern California. The sixth-year player had a long talk with Coach Doug Marrone and cornerback Ron Brooks that night before deciding the best thing to do for himself was to stay in Florida and play against the Jaguars the next day with the rest of his teammates. ”We just sat and talked, talked about everything. It wasn't about football,“ Johnson said. ”I felt good about that. [Marrone] talked to me...

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