I don’t love spending too much time on losers so I’ll make this quick. Dominic Raiola of the Detroit Lions went after the knee of Patriots defensive lineman Zach Moore and then accused the Patriots of running up the score. It caused some heads to turn, even Belichick made a comment. And it’s not the first time Raiola has been so classy.
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 23, 2014
Back in December of 2013, Raiola made inappropriate comments towards the University of Wisconsin-Madison marching band while playing the Green Bay Packers. Raiola released a statement apologizing and personally pledged to make a significant donation to the program when he spoke with the director of the marching band:
“My interaction with the Wisconsin Marching Band was inappropriate. I apologize to those I offended along with all of the members of Wisconsin’s Marching Band,” Raiola said. “I also apologize to the Lions’ organization and my teammates. I understand the standards to which we should conduct ourselves, and my actions Sunday fell dramatically short of those standards.”
This guy is so awesome he never even bothered to come through on that promise. In an article published last month, nearly a year after the incident, the Detroit Lions center couldn’t take anything away from his $1.5 million in earnings this season, or from his $4.05 million of base salary from his previous contract to make good on the promise.
How about this one from earlier in the game when #51 Dominic Raiola punches Zach Moore in the back of the head:
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 24, 2014
I’m not telling him how to spend his money, but when you run your mouth you will be called out for it. You got beat with a crappy game-plan, your offense didn’t score a touchdown and when your defense committed a penalty that put us at first and goal, the Patriots ran the ball and got a meaningless touchdown that they didn’t even care about because they had already wiped the floor with your sorry team.
What a true ass hole.