Lions center Dominic Raiola's suspension upheld on appeal

Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

Lions center Dominic Raiola's one-game suspension for stomping on the leg of an opponent has been upheld on appeal, the league announced Tuesday.

The league announced Monday that Raiola would be suspended for Sunday's game against the Packers after he appeared to deliberately stomp on Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson's leg.

Raiola was not penalized on the play and Ferguson was not injured.

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"I guess the league did what they had to do," Ferguson said Tuesday, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"He shouldn't be allowed in the NFL. He should be banned from the NFL," Bears receiver Brandon Marshall said of Raiola, according to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune"This guy is a dirty player and he's a worse human being." 

The winner of Sunday's game wins the NFC North and has a chance of securing the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.

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- Dan Gartland

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