If you celebrate a certain way as a quarterback when you score a touchdown, don't be surprised when defensive players are ready to mock you with the same celebration when they finally get their hands on you.
Be careful how you mock
Aaron Rodgers has the title belt when he scores, everyone knows Johnny Manziel has the money signs and defensive players sure love to mock these haughty outbursts when they come up with the all important sack on the quarterbacks in question.
However, Stephen Tullock surely didn't think that his ridicule celebration would see him end up on the sideline for the rest of the season, but the Detroit Lions linebacker attempted to pull of the title belt after a sack on Rodgers and tore his ACL.
Rodgers feels sympathy
Now Tullock is one of the most consistent forces in the NFL, no defensive player over the past decade has been able to sustain health like the linebacker but in his 134th consecutive start the veteran ended his season prematurely with a sack celebration.
The severe injury was a shock to players and fans around the league and the news of the season-ender for Tullock reached Rodgers quickly who was asked whether he felt sympathy for the linebacker.
Rodgers responded to FOXSportsWisconsin.com by saying: "I feel bad for him, I have a lot of respect for him, the way he plays. It's not the first time a guy has celebrated doing that to mock the belt. I actually don't get offended by it at all. I love that it brings more attention to the belt and to State Farm and whatnot. I feel bad that he got hurt that way because I'm sure he's pretty disappointed."
Defensive coordinators can't really plan for injuries of this nature but the Lions will surely feel a big miss in their defence with the absence of their leader Tullock.
To add insult to injury, the veteran linebacker is being celebrated around the internet as the new Bill Gramatica, he was the kicker in 2001 that celebrated a made field goal and subsequently tore his ACL in the process.
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