Detroit Lions player Dominic Raiola has been suspended without pay for the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers for stomping on an opponent’s leg.
After a play in the third quarter of Sunday’s Lions-Bears game, Bears player Ego Ferguson was on the ground when Raiola came up and stomped on him.
The play was dirty:
The NFL says it was Raiola’s sixth safety-related rules violation since 2010. Raiola said after the game that it wasn’t intentional, telling ESPN, “I remember I was stumbling out. I didn’t see the end of it. I apologised at the end of the game, told him it was unintentional and we shook hands and that was it.”
In November, Patriots players criticised Raiola for throwing a “dirty” chop block during a kneel downs late in the game.
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