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Bills’ Stevie Johnson: Every NFL player is enjoying the lockout

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TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 07: Chan Gailey, head coach of the Buffalo Bills talks to Steve Johnson #13 on the sidelines against the Chicago Bears at Rogers Centre on November 7, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Chicago won 22-19. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

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Reggie Bush was harshly criticized by football fans when he said he was enjoying having some time off during the lockout. But Bush is not alone.

Bills receiver Stevie Johnson says that he agrees with what Bush said -- and he thinks every NFL player likes having some time off during the spring.

“That’s blown way out of proportion,” Johnson said of the controversy surrounding Bush, per “There is not one NFL player who hasn’t enjoyed [time off during] the lockout. I’m just being straight up honest.”

Not only does Johnson think Bush was dead right about saying he’s enjoying relaxing, but Johnson also thinks Bush shouldn’t have said he was just joking after fans criticized him about it.

“I don’t think he should have to apologize for that,” Johnson said. “That’s terrible to even have to apologize for saying that. I’m having a good time during this lockout enjoying my family more.”

To Johnson’s way of thinking, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to relax once the season is over, even though he does want to get back to work in the fall.

“Everybody in the NFL has that mode where they feel that when they wake up in the morning, they want to be playing football,” Johnson said. “We’re professionals, we play football for a living. Everybody has that mode. But why not enjoy your time off? Once the lockout is over, everyone will be focused for what they have to do for their teams.”