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Brandon Marshall: Raiola mocked my mental illness

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended for the final game of the regular season for blatantly stomping on the leg of Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson on Sunday. As someone who has had experience interacting with Raiola, Brandon Marshall was not surprised by what he saw. On Monday, Marshall told ESPN’s Michael…Read More

Brandon Marshall calls Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola a terrible human being

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola is a dirty player.
There’s no ifs, ands, buts or qualifiers to add to the end of that sentece. He’s dirty, end of story.
Raiola’s latest stunt came yesterday when he stomped on Chicago Bears defense end Ego Ferguson’s ankle while he was lying on the field. Obviously that didn’t sit well with Ferguson’s teammates, and they weren’t shy about letting the media know. Here’s what wide receiver Brandon Marshall told Michael C. Wright of ESPN:

“This guy is a dirty player, and he’s a worse human being. He has no respect for himself.” Brandon Marshall on Raiola.
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) December 22, 2014

Apparently Raiola also was mocking Marshall’s mental health issues as well:

Marshall basically said Raiola was cracking jokes about his mental illness prior to game.
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) December 22, 2014

Sounds like a real winner.
The NFL is suspending Raiola for the Lions’ final game of the season against the Green Bay Packers

Detroit Lions: News, stats and stars from the Bears game

The Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 20-14 on Sunday, even though it wasn’t pretty. Regardless, these Lions have done what former teams have failed to do in the past: win ugly games. After all, the win is the only important thing at the end of the day, and with it Detroit moves to 11-4 on the year.
The Eagles’ loss on Saturday already secured Detroit’s place in the playoffs, but this win was still very important. Next week, the Lions play the Packers for the division crown and most likely a first-round bye. More on that later. For now, let’s take a look at some stars, key plays and statistics from Sunday’s win:
3 stars:
1. Reggie Bush
With 1,512 total yards last season, Reggie Bush was a key part of Detroit’s offensive success. This season, his yards are way down as a nagging ankle injury has rendered him next to useless. But on Sunday, Bush totaled 98 yards from scrimmage and also had a rushing touchdown, looking akin to his 2013 self. It was his second-highest yardage output of the season.

Lions’ Dominic Raiola suspended 1 game for stomp

The NFL has suspended Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola for one game without pay for violating the league’s safety-related rules.
Raiola will not play in Sunday’s NFC’ North title against the Green Bay Packers.
Raiola stepped on the ankle of Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson during Detroit’s 20-14 win against Chicago.
“Obviously, I took a good look at it,” Caldwell said Monday before the suspension was announced. “I looked at both the coaches copy and also the television copy as well. I believe what Dom told me, that it was inadvertent, but I could also see why it’s obviously being reviewed by the league and everybody is taking a real good look at it.
“We’ll deal with the issues after there’s been some determination here.”
Raiola is expected to appeal the suspension.  He said his actions were unintentional and he apologized.
“I apologized at the end of the game, told [Ferguson] it was unintentional, and we shook hands and that was it,” Raiola said.
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Dominic Raiola suspended one game for stomping opponent

The NFL has suspended Dominic Raiola for his team’s regular season finale after the Detroit Lions center stomped on the ankle of Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson during Sunday’s win at Soldier Field.
The Lions will play the Green Bay packers in Week 17, and will look to clinch the NFC North crown and a first-round bye in the playoffs, but will do so without Raiola, according to USA TODAY Sports.
Raiola, a 14-year veteran of the league, is considered one of the NFL’s dirtiest players, and Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall didn’t sound surprised to hear of the punishment.

“This guy is a dirty player, and he’s a worse human being. He has no respect for himself.” Brandon Marshall on Raiola.
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) December 22, 2014

Marshall basically said Raiola was cracking jokes about his mental illness prior to game.
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) December 22, 2014
For his part, Railoa has maintained that the stomp was unintentional.

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Dominic Raiola Suspended for One Game for Leg Stomp

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended by the league for one game following his blatant leg stomp in Sunday’s win over the Bears. The highly controversial veteran clearly stomped on the leg of Chicago defensive lineman Ego Ferguson but still claims it was unintentional. He will apparently be eligible for an expedited appeal process.
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Report: NFL Suspsneds Dominic Raiola One Game

Detroit Lions starting center Dominic Raiola has reportedly been suspended without pay by the NFL for next Sunday’s Week 17 divisional battle with the Green Bay Packers.

#Lions OL Dominic Raiola has been suspended 1 game without pay, the league has decided
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 22, 2014

 

Raiola stomped on the leg of Chicago Bears rookie defensive tackle Ego Ferguson during Sunday’s win at Soldier Field. Raiola insisted after the game that the stomp was completely by accident.
“It was totally unintentional,” Raiola said, according to ESPN.com. “I remember I was stumbling out. I didn’t see the end of it. I apologized at the end of the game, told him it was unintentional and we shook hands and that was it.”
Ferguson didn’t seem to be buying Raiola’s claim. “We all saw the play,” Ferguson said via ESPN.com. “You can’t take back what happened with that play. That’s the end of that.”
 
This certainly isn’t Raiola’s first incident. He was fined $1

Lions Dominic Raiola on stomp accusations: ‘I know what my intentions were’

Once again Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola is being questioned for doing something dirty on the football field. During Sunday’s win against the Chicago Bears, Raiola was shown stepping on the ankle of defensive tackle Ego Ferguson. More than likely, the NFL will be reviewing the tape and will fine Raiola.
But if you ask Raiola, he would tell you that it was an accident.

Raiola said the incident was inadvertent and that he apologized to Ferguson after the game, but Ferguson said he did not accept Raiola’s apology at face value.
“I know what my intentions were,” Raiola said. “We’re out there trying to score a touchdown. I’m not going to put myself in position to get a 15-yarder, come on now. I knew I was stumbling. Me and (guard Rob Sims) had a combination block. I remember exactly what happened. Stumbling through. If I intentionally step on him, that puts me in danger of getting hurt so let’s put that to rest. He accepted the apology, we move on.”

I think its pretty clear that…

Game of the week: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

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The Lions and Packers facing off for a division title in Week 17 is probably about what we expected coming into the season. Beyond that? The Lions haven’t been at all what we thought they’d be.
The formerly high-powered Lions offense has been largely tamed in 2014, they’ve been held to 18th in the NFL in total offense. Former 5,000-yard passer and No. 1 overall pick Matthew Stafford is 20th in the NFL in passer rating, and the running game is 27th in yardage. Meanwhile, the formerly erratic defense has risen to No. 2 in the league, changing the entire dynamic of this team. So what’s wrong with the Detroit offense?
First of all, the running game has had major problems. Reggie Bush has been in and out of the lineup, and when he’s played he simply hasn’t been the same player. His 3.9 yards per carry is hardly an acceptable number for a starting running back. He hasn’t made up the difference in the passing game as you’d expect either, he’s on pace …

Dominic Raiola insists he didn’t intentionally stomp opponent

Dominic Raiola hasn’t earned the benefit of the doubt, but the Detroit Lions center needs it more than ever right now.
 
Raiola is a notoriously dirty player, and he did nothing to help his reputation when he stomped on Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson during the Lions’ eventual win at Soldier Field.
Raiola insisted after the game that the stomp was not done on purpose.
“It was totally unintentional,” Raiola said, according to ESPN.com. “I remember I was stumbling out. I didn’t see the end of it. I apologized at the end of the game, told him it was unintentional and we shook hands and that was it.”
That apology apparently didn’t do much to make Ferguson think it was unintentional.
“None of that matters,” Ferguson said via ESPN.com. “We all saw the play. You can’t take back what happened with that play. That’s the end of that.”
This certainly isn’t Raiola’s first incident. He was fined $10,000 by the NFL earlier this season after a pair of cheap shots late

Watch: Jimmy Clausen Gets Headbutt from Ziggy Ansah

This was a really cheap shot, from Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ziggy Ansah, who headbutted Chicago Bears’ quarterbackJimmy Clausen.

I see you Jimmy Clausen https://t.co/oY10HnWHQX
— Adrian Aguilar (@Adrizzy_56) December 21, 2014

As we can see from this video, Clausen was not at all happy with this nasty helmet-to-helmet play as he gets right in Ansah’s face afterwards, and then proceeds to get shoved by another Lions’ defender. What a dirty way to welcome Clausen in his first game as the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback. Luckily, Clausen was able to shake off the terrible hit and return to action.
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Dominic Raiola stomps Ego Ferguson on dirty play (Video)

Dominic Raiola committed yet another dirty play when he stomped on the ankle of Ego Ferguson, who laid on the ground in an indefensible position during the third quarter of Sunday’s Lions-Bears game. Raiola avoided a penalty on the dirty play, but he may not be able to avoid a fine if the NFL is…Read More

Lions’ Dominic Raiola Intentionally Stomps On Ego Ferguson’s Ankle (Video)

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but Dominic Raiola did something awful again.
The Detroit Lions center appeared to intentionally stomp on the leg of Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson during the third quarter of Sunday’s game at Soldier Field. The dirty move came at the end of a play while Ferguson was still on the ground and Raiola was walking away from the pile.

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Although Ferguson limped off the field, he eventually returned to the game.
This is just the latest in a string of incidents that has given Raiola the reputation of one of the dirtiest players in the league. Patriots fans will especially remember him for diving at Zach Moore’s knees on the final play of the Lions’ loss against New England and also for striking Moore in the head during the same game.
The video certainly looks like it was an intentional move on Raiola’s part, meaning discipline from the NFL is likely.Filed under: NFL, Top Stories

WATCH: Dominic Raiola stomps on Bears player’s ankle

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has a long history of being involved in questionable plays that often feature unnecessary cheap shots.
He attempted to cut a Patriots player by diving at the defensive lineman’s knees when the team was lined up in victory formation just four weeks ago. And he was involved in yet another incident in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, when he appeared to stomp on an opposing player’s ankle.
When a few players were involved in a pileup after one particular play ended, Raiola stomped on Bears DT Ego Ferguson’s ankle…
 

Dominic Raiola Continues To Be A Piece Of ****, Stomps On Bears Lineman’s Ankle

The Detroit Lions have a reputation for undisciplined play and Dominic Raiola is a big part of that problem. On Sunday, Raiola was caught stomping on the legs of Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson. It certainly looked like Raiola did it on purpose as well. Ferguson had to limp off the field after the play.
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