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Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew was fined $25,000, while receivers Nate Burleson and receiver Stefan Logan were fined $7,500 each for the actions against the New Orleans Saints earlier this week.
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Lions receiver Nate Burleson might have made NFL history. Burleson said he believes he is the first NFL player to list his elementary school in the taped introductions networks use on national broadcasts. In the introduction for NBC's Sunday night game at New Orleans, Burleson said: "Nate Burleson, Rainier View Elementary."
The NFL today fined Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew $25,000 for "violating league rules prohibiting abusive conduct toward game officials" in Sunday's game at New Orleans.
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has been fined 25,000 by the NFL for abusive conduct toward an official in Sunday's game at New Orleans.
The league also says receiver Nate Burleson was fined 7,500 for grabbing a Saints player by the face mask, and returner Stefan Logan was fined 7,500 for flipping the football to an opponent.
Pettigrew has apologized...
The NFL fined Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew $25,000 for shoving a game official, and receiver Nate Burleson and returner Stefan Logan each were fined $7,500 for personal fouls in Sunday's game, the league announced Friday.
TE Brandon Pettigrew was fined $25,000 by the NFL for shoving an official during Detroits Week 13 loss to the Saints. KR Stefan Logan was also fined $7,500 for his fourth-quarter unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Both players have apologized. Source: CBSSports Attached Thumbnails
Matthew Stafford just threw a completed pass to Nate Burleson for a game of 14.
No pass interference call, either!
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for abusive conduct toward an official in Sunday's game at New Orleans.
No team has taken more heat for stupid penalties than the Lions, and receiver Nate Burleson says it’s going to stop now. Burleson was fined $7,500 for facemasking against the Saints, and he also drew three flags for offensive pass interference. But he said Wednesday that the Lions are done beating themselves. “A zero-tolerance policy…
So far so good, for some Lions who drew personal fouls last week - and fines.
Titus Young has a 57-yard TD catch to extend the Lions' lead to 14-0.
Stefan Logan just ripped off a 28-yard punt return to the Vikings 34.
Nate Burleson caught two passes, and didn't draw an offensive pass
Not sure what officials saw there. Need a better look on the replay.
That penalty wiped out a 71-yard Stefan Logan kick return. Looked like maybe Silva got busted for a horse collar.
Very odd. Lots of boos, as you would expect.
Lions start series here late in the third quarter at their own
It is likely that receiver Titus Young and Brandon Pettigrew also will be fined. They also committed personal fouls against the Saints.
With Ndamukong Suh stomping on people, Brandon Pettigrew shoving officials and various others picking up personal foul penalties, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham and head coach Jim Schwartz come under a bit of scrutiny for how they coach the young men in Honolulu blue.
It's a simplistic explanation for what's probably a more complicated problem, and...
Impressive start for the Lions, especially Matthew Stafford.
He's the story of the first half, so is the defense.
Stafford is 9-of-14 for 131 yards and two touchdown passes. He's got 29 for the year.
Stafford connected with Titus Young for a 57-yard score and Brandon Pettigrew for a
The Vikings have a banged-up secondary. The Lions have a banged-up backfield. And so the Lions are throwing. And they’re winning. It’s 21-7 through one quarter. Matthew Stafford has completed nine of 11 passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns. Tight end Brandon Pettigrew and receiver Titus Young, two of the players who picked up…