Former Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell said he was shocked and hurt at the news that his teammate Lomas Brown had missed a block on purpose to try and get him hurt.
Mitchell was on the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday morning.
“It just really hurt,” Mitchell said. “It was extremely disappointing. I’m really shocked by it, to be honest. Here’s a guy I’ve had in my house, I had a big dinner for the offensive linemen every year, he came to my house and ate dinner, I gave my offensive linemen gifts every year. For him to do that is just reprehensible, beyond words.
“It’s really disappointing, it really is painful. When you mess with my family, mess with my livelihood, mess with my health, it’s unacceptable. It’s BS. I just wouldn’t do it to a teammate. I wouldn’t do it. If Lomas has a problem with me, come talk to me. To try to get someone hurt, it’s just mind-boggling.”
Brown made his admission on ESPN radio a week ago. It happened at Green Bay, Nov. 6, 1994.
“We were getting beat, 24-3, at that time and he just stunk up the place,” Brown said. “He’s throwing interceptions, just everything. So I looked at Kevin Glover, our All-Pro center and I said, ‘Glove, that is it.’ I said, ‘I’m getting him out the game.’… So I got the gator arms on the guy at the last minute, he got around me, he hit Scott Mitchell, he did something to his finger … and he came out the game. Dave Krieg came in the game. We ended up losing that game, 27-24.”
Brown’s facts were slightly off. The Lions were down 24-0 in the second quarter before rallying behind Krieg. The Lions lost the game, 38-30. Mitchell broke a finger on his passing hand on the play which ended his season.