Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Former Detroit Lions offensive tackle Lomas Brown admitted Friday that he purposely missed a block in hopes that his QB would get injured (Credit: AP Photo) Former Lions offensive tackle Lomas Brown confessed on ESPN Radio Friday that he once purposely missed a block because he wanted the man he was supposed to block, Packers defensive end Sean Jones, to injure Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell. In an interview on ESPN Radio, Brown said that in a 1994 game, he purposely whiffed on Jones so that Jones could get a clean shot on Mitchell. Sure enough, Brown got his intended result, as Mitchell was knocked out of the game. “We were playing Green Bay in Milwaukee,” Brown said. “We were getting beat, 24-3, at that time and he just stunk up the place. He’s throwing interceptions, just everything. So I looked at Kevin Glover, our All-Pro center and I said, ‘Glove, that is it.’ I said, ‘I’m getting him out the game.’ . . . So I got the gator arms on the guy at the last minute, he got around me, he hit Scott Mitchell, he did something to his finger . . . and he came out the game. [Lions backup quarterback] Dave Krieg came in the game.” Host Ryen Russillo expressed shock that Brown would admit such a thing, but Brown showed no remorse. “As you can tell, I’m just not a big fan of Scott Mitchell. He’s just not on my Christmas list. He won’t be getting any Christmas presents from me this year,” Brown said. If Brown was an NFL player today you would expect a fine to follow this confession. Why Brown would ever admit this is beyond me. Admitting that you wanted a teammate to get hurt seems a tad bit childish to me. If you asked Brown about my opinion, he wouldn’t care. The post Lomas Brown: I purposely missed a block to get Scott Mitchell hurt appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
4 Comments:
  • Mike Vick could be the victim of Whiffed blocks
  • Lomas Brown missed more then one block on purpose.I,m a lifelong Lions fan never miss a game.I wanted Lomas Brown off the Lions for years.He kept missing his block all day long in the playoff game we had aganist the Eagles then.I guess Brown is just a no pride in myself LOSER
  • ESPN needs to send this guy packing immediately. Here are some of the tweets this moron has put on his ESPN Twitter account. An account mind you that is not to be used by an emplyee to wage a war of words with the public. This guy has NO CLASS...and you can tell from his grammar he isn't the brighest lightbulb in the pack either.

    @BigBigBanger you need money for your cable bill, I got you #whitetrash

    @BigBigBanger why because your husband isn't ------- you?

    @danjada and you are a nobody, what's your purpose in life are you even a form of life what species are you.

    If ESPN keeps this guy they will have made a huge mistake.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Rob Gronkowski's party bus headed to Super Bowl

Matt Barnes not happy with NBA for $25,000 fine

Brandon Browner: 'No hard feelings' with Sherman, Thomas

Gronk reads erotica, sings Katy Perry at SB Media Day

Governor donates $10K to UNM hoops star’s cancer charity

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

U.S. Soccer: Hope Solo needs to do 'number of things' to return

K.J. Wright: Targeting injured players 'unacceptable'

Five reasons the Patriots will win the Super Bowl

Five reasons the Seahawks will win the Super Bowl

Bill Simmons fires a shot at ESPN colleague Ray Lewis

Which teams are most squarely on the bubble?

4-star QB recruit decommits from Michigan

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

WATCH: Pacquiao, Mayweather meet at halftime of Heat game

One of Tom Brady's ‘treats’ is avocado ice cream

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Re-ranking the Top 25: exposing the biggest flaws

Tiger on wearing mask: ‘Not a lot of brown dudes at ski races’

Putting the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pieces together

Brodeur to retire immediately and join Blues front office

Michael Bennett talks about sex superstition, calls reporter gay

As Patriots prepare, it's easy to forget about Hernandez

Marcus Mariota's younger brother will play at Oregon

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

Barnes unhappy with NBA over fine

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Re-ranking the Top 25: exposing the biggest flaws

Putting the Cavs’ pieces together

Super Bowl XLIX: Key people to know

Ranking all 48 Super Bowls

Bill Simmons fires a shot at Ray Lewis

NFL pushing CFP to change schedule

Can Yanks not pay A-Rod his bonuses?

Petition started to remove Pats from SB

On John Wall's adidas J Wall 1 NYC All-Star Edition

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.