Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  By DAVE DYE  |  Last updated 10/9/13
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 sai...
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