Dominic Raiola apologizes for offensive remarks towards marching band

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has apologized for his offensive remarks towards the Wisconsin marching band for his actions this past Sunday.

“My interaction with the Wisconsin Marching Band was inappropriate,” Raiola said in a statement released by the team. “I apologize to those I offended along with all of the members of Wisconsin’s Marching Band.

“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.”

The Lions don’t plan on taking any disciplinary action with Raiola.

After investigating the matter and discussing Sunday’s events with Dominic, we are pleased that he has taken ownership of his actions and admitted those actions were wrong and unacceptable,” the statement read.

“As we said yesterday, his actions were not reflective of the standard of behavior that we expect from any player or any member of our organization.

“We are also pleased that he is supporting his apology with a significant donation to the Wisconsin Marching Band Fund.

“Due to Dominic’s sincere and appropriate response, there will be no additional disciplinary action by the team.”

The NFL also doesn’t plan on taking any action.