Scott Mitchell “Shocked” by Lomas Brown’s intent
Last week in an interview with ESPN, Former Lions offensive tackle Lomas Brown admitted that he missed a block on purpose to get his quarterback injured when he was on the field messing up time and time again. The quarterback, Scott Mitchell, ended up injured on the play and missed the remainder of the game.
This week, Scott Mitchell spoke on the admission, and he is clearly disappointed by Brown’s actions.
“It just really hurt,” Mitchell said via the Dan Patrick Show. “It was extremely disappointing. I’m really shocked by it, to be honest. Here’s a guy I’ve had in my house, I had a big dinner for the offensive linemen every year, he came to my house and ate dinner, I gave my offensive linemen gifts every year. For him to do that is just reprehensible, beyond words. It’s really disappointing, it really is painful. When you mess with my family, mess with my livelihood, mess with my health, it’s unacceptable. It’s B.S. I just wouldn’t do it to a teammate. I wouldn’t do it. If Lomas has a problem with me, come talk to me. To try to get someone hurt, it’s just mind-boggling.”
I agree with Mitchell one-hundred percent. In the NFL these days, former players are suing the league for injuries sustained in their playing careers. To give up on a teammate and hope for him to be injured is just asinine.
Mitchell ended up getting hit by Packers defensive lineman Sean Jones and fractured his finger on the play.
“People get seriously hurt in this game,” Mitchell said. “For someone to just lay down like that, it’s unacceptable.”
Mitchell also said that other players have reached out to him since Brown’s comments were aired and let them know that they feel the same way. It’s appalling that a player would do something like that. The question I have is if it happened once, how many other times did it happen?
We’ll never know – but we can only hope that there isn’t another story that arises like this one.
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