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Bengals' Johnson fined for throat slash

Updated: October 31, 2003, 12:47 AM ET

CINCINNATI -- Bengals receiver Chad Johnson has been fined $5,000 for his throat-slash gesture that drew a 15-yard penalty and his coach's wrath.

Johnson thought that the NFL was going to overlooked the gesture, which he called an innocent mistake as part of his touchdown celebration Sunday in a 27-24 victory over Seattle.

On Thursday, he learned that the league had fined him after all. Johnson was disappointed, but insisted it won't stop him from celebrating touchdowns.

"I'm ...

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