The Lions could be without wide receiver Nate Burleson for the rest of the season because of a vehicle crash that happened at 2:25 a.m. today. According to police, alcohol was not a factor. But falling pizza was.
Burleson was driving his 2009 GMC Yukon SUV along an interstate road in Farmington Hills, a Detroit suburb, when he became distracted by a pizza falling off the front seat. (Reports vary was to whether it was one pizza or two.) Burleson, who was wearing a seatbelt, lost control of the vehicle and crashed it into a median. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and is scheduled to have surgery later today. Police did not cite him for a moving violation.
Burleson had been the team's leading receiver through three games, but good things are not allowed to happen to the Lions.