Former NFL offensive lineman Lomas Brown was a guest on ESPN Radio and admitted that when he was with the Detroit Lions, he missed a block on purpose so Scott Mitchell would get injured and be knocked out of the game.
“We were playing Green Bay in Milwaukee,” Brown said, via ProFootballTalk.com. “We were getting beat, 24-3, at that time and he just stunk up the place. He’s throwing interceptions, just everything. So I looked at Kevin Glover, our All-Pro center and I said, ‘Glove, that is it.’ I said, ‘I’m getting him out the game.’ . . . So I got the gator arms on the guy at the last minute, he got around me, he hit Scott Mitchell, he did something to his finger . . . and he came out the game. [Lions backup quarterback] Dave Krieg came in the game.”
Brown didn’t sound like he regretted the move.
“As you can tell, I’m just not a big fan of Scott Mitchell. He’s just not on my Christmas list. He won’t be getting any Christmas presents from me this year,” Brown said.
I don’t care how much a player doesn’t like a teammate or an opponent. That doesn’t mean you allow him to get injured on purpose. That’s ruthless and evil.