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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola denied that he made a homophobic slur to members of the Wisconsin marching band at Sundays game in Green Bay.
That was inaccurate, Raiola said. I dont speak like that.
I have family members ... that are gay. I have a lot of respect for them.
Raiola insisted that the incident got a little blown out of proportion and was taken out of context.
He declined to go into details on exactly what happened during his exchange with the band members who were at Lambeau Field to perform the national anthem.
Im not going to go through the whole thing, Raiola said. We were going back and forth. Im going to leave it at that. I was actually laughing and joking with them at the end of the game.
Raiola said he was kind of surprised when he found out the media had picked up on a Facebook post in which a band member accused the Lions 13-year veteran of being verbally abusive.
I didnt know whether to laugh or get mad when I saw it, Raiola said.
Raiola ended up apologizing to the director of the Wisconsin band during a telephone conversation Tuesday afternoon. He also agreed to make a "significant" donation to the band for an undisclosed amount.
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Dominic Raiola went off on the University of Wisconsin Marching Band this weekend when the Lions played the Green Bay Packers, even though he owned up to the words which were horrible, Raiola gave an apology. “My interaction with the Wisconsin Marching Band was inappropriate,” Raiola said. “I apologize to those I offended along with […]
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola apologized Tuesday afternoon to the director of the Wisconsin marching band after verbally abusing some band members at the Lions game Sunday in Green Bay.
Raiola also plans to make a significant donation to the universitys band fund.
The Lions, meanwhile, announced that Raiola will not receive any other discipline for his...
After it was found out that Lions OL Dominic Raiola went on a tirade against the Wisconsin band including calling them ‘fat motherf*ckers’, he was pretty defiant about it. Now after a little more time and media exposure to the situation he has apologized:
“My interaction with the Wisconsin Marching Band was inappropriate. I apologize to those I offended along with all of the...
Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson returned to practice on Thursday with a brace on his injured knee, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Johnson took part in position drills but did not run routes downfield nor line up with the skeleton offense.
It still sounds like Johnson will be a game time decision this week.
“He’s doing a little bit better every day,” Schwartz said....
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Darris McCord, a member of the Detroit Lions ''Fearsome Foursome'' defensive line in the 1950s and 1960s has died. He was 80.
The team says McCord died Wednesday in his home in Bloomfield Hills, north of Detroit. The team did not disclose a cause of death.
McCord spent his entire 13-year NFL career with the Lions after the club picked the Tennessee star in the third...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson missed practice which opened up speculation whether he would play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Reggie Bush isn't so sure. Bush isn't holding out hope on seeing Johnson in uniform on Sunday. Bush says the team is prepping for Sunday's game as if Johnson won't be playing.
"Yeah, that's what we have to...
Darris McCord, a member of the Detroit Lions' "Fearsome Foursome" that terrorized NFL offenses, died Wednesday. He was 80.
The Lions said in a release that McCord died at home in Bloomfield Hills. The team didn't give a cause of death, but the Detroit Free Press reported that McCord was diagnosed in March with pancreatic cancer.
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Stay classy, Dominic!
This morning, our roots back to Wisconsin allowed us some insight into a potentially disturbing story that emerged from the sidelines of the Packers game, yesterday.
According to a story published in our Facebook news feed, various members of the University of Wisconsin marching band reported being verbally harassed by Detroit Lions center, Dominic...
Detroit Lions team president Tom Lewand has publicly apologized for center Dominic Raiola’s verbal abuse of the University of Wisconsin band at the Green Bay Packers game on Sunday.
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Calvin Johnson was back on the practice field for the Detroit
Lions on Thursday, although it's still not clear how likely he is
to play this weekend at Cleveland.
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