Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 12/26/12
During an interview with ESPN radio last Friday, former Lions offensive tackle Lomas Brown revealed that during a game against the Green Bay Packers in 1994 he intentionally allowed a Packer defensive tackle to go around him to get a clear shot at then quarterback Scott Mitchell. As a result of the play Mitchell was knocked out of the game with broken hand allowing backup Dave Krieg to come into the game who almost led the Lions to victory that day. Via Kevin Manahan of USA Today: “I was floored by that revelation,” Mitchell told USA TODAY Sports. “I had Lomas in my home. I fed him dinner. I gave him and other offensive linemen gifts. I’m dumbfounded that he would do such a thing. I mean, people get hurt playing this game. People have died playing football, and for him to allow someone to take a shot at a teammate, that’s crazy.” Brown said he intentionally missed the block, hoping Mitchell would suffer an injury that would force him out of the game, because, Brown said, Mitchell wa...
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