The 2012 Pro Bowl is happening this weekend and, even though Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson won't be able to play in the NFL's annual all-star game due to injury, he'll still be in attendance. In an interesting turn of events, Johnson -- who was voted in by the fans -- has decided to take the rest of the team's receiving corp on a bit of a vacation as well.
Johnson's sore Achilles is keeping him from playing, but the man known as Megatron decided to take in the festivities anyway ... while bringing four of his teammates for a bit of a vacation, too, according to Dave Birketts of the Detroit Free Press.
Johnson took the Lions' entire receiving corps to Hawaii to say thanks for the support they gave him this year, when he set career highs with 96 catches and 16 touchdowns and led the NFL with 1,681 receiving yards.
The group includes regulars Nate Burleson and Stefan Logan and practice-squad receivers Marcus Harris and Nate Hughes. Logan tweeted that the group was flying out of Los Angeles via private jet today.