Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew was suspended for the first quarter of the Lions’ 34-17 victory over the Buccaneers for violation of team rules.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Pettigrew was suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules but refused to go into details.
"It was punishment for something that I did. It's over with," Pettigrew said. "Just a quarter. Back to business."
Pettigrew, who has 10 catches for 70 yards this season, did not catch a pass and was not targeted in the game. He entered the game at the beginning of the second quarter.
The victory over the Buccaneers moved Detroit to 9-4, second place in the NFC North. Detroit takes on the Minnesota Vikings next week.
- Scooby Axson