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Dominic Raiola makes obscene statement to Fins fan

Dominic Raiola

Detroit Lions Dominic Raiola adjusts his helmet during NFL football minicamp at the teams’ training facility in Allen Park, Mich., Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


From time to time, Lions center Dominic Raiola has said things that create headlines. This time around, he’ll get a headline -- and likely a stiff fine.

While leaving the field after Sunday’s stunning win over the Dolphins, a second straight road win for the Lions after losing 26 in a row, someone in the stands apparently said something to Raiola that Raiola didn’t like. So he responded with something that he shouldn’t have said.

The incident was captured on video by one of the various citizen members of the modern Orwellian reality. We’re all Big Brother, thanks to our Swiss Army cell phones -- and Raiola’s big brother at 280 Park Avenue will soon be sending him an envelope explaining that his last paycheck of the year will be several thousand dollars lighter than it otherwise would have been.