December 27, 2012

Ex-Lion Lomas Brown: I got Scott Mitchell hurt on purpose.: Lomas Brown admitted that he blew a block with the aim to get QB Scott Mitchell out of the game. Scott Mitchell responds.

posted by NoMich to football at 12:42 PM - 18 comments

I guess that makes Lomas Brown both a douchebag and unprofessional. I don't care how bad a guy is playing, if you're payed to protect him, you better do as good a job as you possibly can. Otherwise, you disrespect your employer, fail your team, and fuck with the integrity of the game. The fact that Brown brags about his act as if he was just clever as hell for doing it makes him a douchebag.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:15 PM on December 27, 2012

I listened to Scott Mitchell interviewed on the Dan Patrick Show (by Mike Flioro) yesterday morning, and man, Mitchell sounded downright crestfallen about it. Rightly so, of course, but there was a surprising lack of jock speak there.

I *was* a big fan of Lummox Brown.

posted by NoMich at 02:29 PM on December 27, 2012

Brown is classless. That he did this at all shows that he is a lousy human being. That he would brag about it shows that he is also a stupid and cruel human being.

posted by Joey Michaels at 03:40 PM on December 27, 2012

Just goes to show the moral quality of the average ESPN "analyst" is pretty low. How many of their analysts have been fired, suspended or disciplined for domestic violence (Matthew Barnaby) or race-baiting (Rob Parker) or what have you.

posted by insomnyuk at 04:05 PM on December 27, 2012

don't forget DUI.

posted by insomnyuk at 04:06 PM on December 27, 2012

I don't usually comment here but I can't help it.... What an a**hole. He just lost all credibility with me (and hopefully everyone else). ESPN should not bring him back.

posted by 67nickel at 04:11 PM on December 27, 2012

Lomas Brown is also one of numerous plaintiffs who are suing the NFL for failing to protect players' safety.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:06 PM on December 27, 2012

This is certainly a bad thing Lomas Brown did, but he doesn't really have so much say in whether or not Mitchell actually gets hurt - part of the blame there would also go to whoever sacked him. Plenty of QBs get sacked every Sunday without getting injured to the point where they need to be taken out of the game. The intent behind it is what's despicable. Otherwise, you could really say the same things about a coach sending in a wholly incompetent line to block, even if he's not intending to get the QB injured *cough*NorvTurner*cough*.

In a way though, this is sort of similar to receivers "taking a play off" when they're not the primary target. If QB protection fails and the QB is in trouble, a receiver can greatly help him by getting open, so WRs (or other eligible receivers) that dog it are potentially doing the same thing as Brown, just not quite so directly.

posted by LionIndex at 05:46 PM on December 27, 2012

Lomas Brown is nothing more than a loser looking for attention. It's no wonder the Lions sucked so badly when he was playing.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:55 PM on December 27, 2012

According to what Lomas Brown said, he told Kevin Glover he was going to do this before the play. From what I remember of Glover, he would've planted Brown himself for doing it. So, either Brown is patently full of shit, or this happens more than we know...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:05 AM on December 28, 2012

Christ, what a Lomasshole.

posted by Etrigan at 09:39 AM on December 28, 2012

I liked Lomas Brown before this, I still feel about the same. I think one of the worst things about players going into the media after playing is the endless string of INSIDER SCOOPS like this. I don't know if the networks demand it or the players are trying to make a name for themselves, but it's pointless.

Any number of NFL lineman do this every week by accident and their quarterback doesn't get hurt. I have a hard time believing this is anything more than a retconned story Brown thinks is true.

posted by yerfatma at 10:42 AM on December 28, 2012

I have a hard time believing this is anything more than a retconned story Brown thinks is true.

I could definitely buy that. However I still think he earns the rank of varsity douchebag for his braggadocio. Especially in light of Mitchell's response to it.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:13 AM on December 28, 2012

Brown is now expressing the proper amount of contrition. It's not particularly believable given his earlier comment that "I'm just not a big fan of Scott Mitchell."

ESPN should show Brown the door, given the lack of character his actions demonstrate. There are an inexhaustible supply of ex-jocks who can be put in front of a camera.

posted by rcade at 09:32 AM on December 29, 2012

Here's the play (3rd & 10)

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:41 PM on December 29, 2012

Here we go again.

Professional sports and players who our kids should emulate???

Not my kids.

Brown should be suspended forever. And so should others of his ilk.

posted by agwaurora at 10:44 PM on December 29, 2012

Brown should be suspended forever.

Suspended from what?

posted by tommybiden at 09:54 AM on December 30, 2012

Your kids shouldn't emulate your kids?

posted by yerfatma at 10:50 AM on December 30, 2012

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