Lions president apologizes to Badgers band for Dominic Raiola’s verbal abuse

Detroit Lions team president Tom Lewand has publicly apologized for center Dominic Raiola’s verbal abuse of the University of Wisconsin band at the Green Bay Packers game on Sunday.

Longtime center Raiola went on record before Sunday’s game at Green Bay stating that he would love to moon Packers fans sometime, and then commenced to verbally trash the Badgers band at Lambeau Field on game day.

There is no report on what sort of discipline – if any – he will be facing, but his words were harsh enough to garner a public apology from Lewand, according to band director Mike Leckrone.

“He said that he hadn’t fully investigated but he knew enough that an apology was due,” Leckrone said. “I thought it was a heartfelt and welcomed gesture.”

For a team that has not won a division title in 20 years, the Lions sure know how to talk. Raiola has been in the league for 13 seasons, but has never managed to beat the Packers in Lambeau – not once.

When in doubt, however, just run your mouth off, Raiola. At the end of the day, the Packers won yet another game, and the Badgers are still teaching the world how to Bucky.

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