Johnson wears helmet in interview

Tennessee running back Chris Johnson pulled off a Ricky

Williams’ move talking to reporters wearing a visored helmet, and

he says he did it just to satisfy a couple teammates.

A team official tried to prompt Johnson to remove the helmet off

before talking Friday. Asked if he lost a bet, Johnson says fellow

running backs Jamie Harper and Darius Reynaud had been pushing him

to wear the helmet all season long and that he finally was giving

them what they wanted.

And Johnson made it clear this was a one-time fashion choice for

his after practice wear, saying he was just having some fun.

The visor could become a permanent addition to his helmet.

Johnson says he’s been trying to get approval to wear the visor

during games.

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