The Detroit Lions are looking into an alleged verbal abuse incident involving starting center Dominic Raiola during Sunday's 22-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Raiola is alleged to have hurled insults some involving the sexuality and physical appearance of some University of Wisconsin band members both before the game and at halftime.
Michael Leckrone the director of bands at Wisconsin told ESPN.com that the incident occurred just before the start of the national anthem in the end zone as the band was planning on finishing up its pregame performance. The Wisconsin band travels once a year to perform at a Packers game.
"The band was lined up in the end zone preparing to finish 'The Star-Spangled Banner' which would complete the pregame and basically they were verbally assaulted by a member of the Detroit Lions team" Leckrone said. "To their credit they just stood there and did what they were supposed to do which is focus on their performance.
"I think they were a little bit shak...