GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Tramon Williams didn't initially know that it was a referee that he made contact with, but the NFL made sure that that the Green Bay Packers' veteran cornerback knows now, fining him 26,250 for the incident on Thanksgiving.
"There's a lot of emotion going on at that point in time," Williams said Thursday in the locker room. "Really, you're not paying attention to what you're doing, not even paying attention to who it was at that point in time. I just saw a guy walk out in front of me, maybe trying to contact me or make contact with me, and just kind of knock his arm out of my way, because he put it out at me.
"I didn't mean any harm by it at all; wouldn't do that if I knew who it was. Hopefully they give me some money back."
After Detroit scored a touchdown early in the fourth quarter to take a 33-10 lead, the coaches' film clearly showed that Williams was bumped with shoulder-to-shoulder contact by Lions center Dominic Raiola. As the two then exchanged words, ...