DETROIT – In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, Megatron revealed a lot.
The Lions record-breaking wide receiver admitted to hiding potential concussions from the team.
"Guys get concussions, they don't tell the coaches," Johnson said. "It happens. I don't tell the coaches sometimes cause I know I got a job to do. The team needs me out there on the field. And sometimes you allow that to jeopardize yourself, but it's just the nature of the world."
Johnson retried from the NFL in 2016 following 9 seasons with the Lions.
On his way out, he feels he was mistreated.
"I don't even like to talk Lions too much just because the way our relationship ended," Johnson told the Free Press. He added, "I just didn't feel like I was treated the way I should have been treated on the way way out. That's all. I mean, it's all good. I'm not tripping. I don't feel any kind of way, just hey, that's what they did. Hey, it is what it is."
When asked to clarify, Johnson said, "it's simple. It's easy when you think about it."
Johnson is the NFL's single-season receiving yards record holder, Lions franchise leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns. He also helped the team make 3 playoff appearances.