Compromise keeps tailgater in Bills lot

Reaction was furious to news a Buffalo Bills tailgating legend was being chased from the Ralph Wilson Stadium parking lot.

For proof, check out the comments beneath the item I posted about Ken Johnson's decision to move the quirky and elaborate pregame party he'd been staging for 21 years on the hood of his 1980 Ford Pinto station wagon.

But it looks like Johnson won't have to move after all. The Bills reached out Friday and convinced Johnson to stay put, Associated Press writer John Wawrow reports.

Johnson was considered entertaining enough for the league to use in NFL Films productions as a symbol of the ultimate fan. But a league emissary went after Johnson at the Bills' season opener because of image and liability concerns.

A compromise was reached. Johnson will cease one of the tailgate's traditions of serving cherry liqueur shots out of a bowling ball, and he'll be able to keep his parking spot in Lot 1 near light pole No. 5.