Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola was suspended by the NFL for one game after what looked to be a questionably decision that resulted in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.
The play happened in the middle of the 3rd quarter. Raiola looks to have intentionally stomped on Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson’s ankle.
Raiola defended himself after the game saying the incident was “accidental”
“It was totally unintentional. 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.”
Raiola is notoriously known for his questionable character on and off the field.
He is lucky that his suspension wasn’t longer and that he’ll be available for the Lions come playoff time.