Former NFL and Boise State wide receiver Titus Young, a second-round pick who had his career cut short by clashes with coaches and teammates, is currently serving a sentence of four years in a Los Angeles prison for an assault on his neighbor. That assault is the culmination of a series of legal and off-field problems…
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The Pontiac Silverdome wanted to stick around a little longer.
The NFL trade deadline has passed, and tight end Eric Ebron, Detroit’s 2014 first-round pick, is still a Lion. This non-news comes as a disappointment to plenty of Lions fans, as well as perhaps Ebron himself. There’s still a possible scenario where he could add a little bit of value to a team, but so far, his time in…
Golden Tate caught a long pass from Matthew Stafford, broke a few weak tackles by the Saints, and flipped into the end zone. It was pretty cool.
Before Sunday’s Falcons-Lions game, eight Lions players took a knee during the national anthem. Defensive tackle Akeem Spence was among them, and today he said his father, who’s a contractor, was denied a job because of the demonstration.
Which is the more painful way to have a win taken away: When a bad call goes against you, or when the call is correct but the rule is bad? In the end a loss is a loss, but man, leave it to the Lions to find a unique and brutal way to lose.
Matthew Stafford looked to be up to his old fourth-quarter tricks this afternoon. With under 10 seconds remaining, down 30-26 against Atlanta, Stafford threw a touchdown pass to Golden Tate on a goal-line slant route. That touchdown initially seemed to solidify a dream comeback for Detroit, giving them a huge win over…
At the end of the national anthem before today’s Falcons-Lions game in Detroit, singer Rico LaVelle dropped to one knee and put up a fist.
Getting puked on is disgusting. Getting puked on and then getting punched in the face by the person who puked on you is what you get when you go to an NFL game. The guy in the white shirt learned this the hard way at Monday’s Giants-Lions game.
Eli Manning was sacked five times, Odell Beckham, Jr. was limited in his return from an ankle injury, and the Giants lost to the Lions, 24-10. Detroit is 2-0, and the Giants have now gone eight straight games without scoring 20 points.
A Lions fan who recently posted a Snapchat video of two black fans who sat for the national anthem during the Lions’ home opener with the caption “ignorant niggers” has relinquished his season tickets, per the Detroit News.
Pro Football Focus has consistently ranked Lions guard T.J. Lang as one of the best offensive linemen in football. This doesn’t seem to have curried any favor with Lang, who went on 97.1 The Ticket yesterday and called the site “absolute garbage.”
Preseason hype is usually about as meaningful as a cover letter for a job app—it sheds lots and lots of positive light on typically mundane achievements. Especially if you’re a fan of a success-starved team searching for hope, you learn to tune most of it out, wary of all the false promises you’ve heard before.
There’s an episode of Seinfeld where Jerry is “Even Steven”—he can’t gain or lose anything. When a gig cancels on him, he immediately gets a call for a new one on the same weekend. When Elaine throws a $20 bill out the window, he finds another one in his jacket. He’s equally lucky and unlucky. He always breaks even.
According to reports from Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, a new contract extension has Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford poised to become the highest-paid player in NFL history.
Some people are fans of the Detroit Lions. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Detroit Lions. This 2017 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.
Two NFL players are involved in a lawsuit stemming from a March incident involving declined credit cards and a $10,000 bill racked up in a single evening at a Hollywood nightclub, according to a TMZ report.
In the year since Calvin Johnson unexpectedly retired from the NFL at age 30, the wide receiver has hinted at some displeasure with the Detroit Lions, mostly over the team’s attempt to recoup his signing bonus, but he’d never indicated that the Lions had anything to do with him walking away from the sport. Now he has,…