Found December 22, 2012 on Down and Distance:
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Former Detroit 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, Green Bay Packers defensive end Sean Jones, to injure Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell. Via Pro Football Talk:

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 were 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.

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.
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