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READ: The Detroit Lions explain why they dumped Dominic Raiola after 14 years

When you’ve been with someone for 14 years it’s hard to break it off no matter what they have done. Such is the case for the Detroit Lions and center Dominic Raiola, who will not be back with the team next season. Today Jim Caldwell and Martin Mayhew released statements explaining the decision: Statements from Martin Mayhew & Jim Caldwell on Dominic Raiola:
Via cover32 - Lions
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Apologetic Raiola hopes to be remembered for leaving everything on field

Despite what some might think of him, Dominic Raiola wants Detroit Lions' fans to know this: He's sorry. He's sorry the Lions had only two winning seasons in his 14 years with the team. He's sorry they lost about 68 percent of the games since he arrived. "That's one thing, if I could apologize to the people of the city, I'm sorry that we couldn't be more successful, ultimately win...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions inform Dominic Raiola they will not re-sign him

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports After 14 seasons in the middle of the offensive line and countless boneheaded moves, Dominic Raiola has put on a Lions uniform for the last time. The team informed him Monday that they will not re-sign the free agent. Raiola had played in every game of his fourteen-year career, which is actually pretty amazing, until he was suspended for the week 17 game...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions apparently part ways with Raiola

Dominic Raiola made it clear that he's not ready to retire, but the Detroit Lions apparently plan to go in a different direction. The Lions have informed Raiola that they aren't going to bring him back for the 2015 season, according to the Detroit Free Press. Raiola, 36, a second-round pick by the Lions in 2001 out of Nebraska, started 205 games at center during his 14-year career...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Inform Veteran C Dominic Raiola That They’re Moving On

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions have informed veteran C Dominic Raiola that they won’t be re-signing him this offseason. Raiola said after the season that he was still hoping to be back in Detroit next year, even though there was a possibility of the team moving on without him. “I’m optimistic,” Raiola said. “I think I will be (back), but...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominic Raiola suspended one game for leg stomp

Allen Park, MI ( - The NFL suspended Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola one game without pay for stomping on Chicago Bears...
Via Athlon Sports
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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,...
Via The Sports Daily
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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