Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola might be in a bit of hot water for some inappropriate comments he allegedly made towards the Wisconsin band before his team’s matchup with the Green Bay Packers this past Sunday.
Members of the band are accusing Raiola of verbal assault and hate speech. One tuba player recalled that Raiola called him at the other tuba players “fat mother f**kers” and that they “sucked”. Another band member also recalled Raiola “repeatedly calling him a fag” and insulting his sister and recently deceased mother. Additionally, one female member remembered that he [Raiola] called her “the c-word”. Word first got out about this incident when one member of the band posted his account on his Facebook page.
The Detroit Lions have released a statement to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel claiming that the team is “gathering more information.” No word has come out yet on team discipline, but if true, this is clearly unacceptable behavior by an NFL player or anyone else for that matter.