“I don’t take one thing back”

Lions’ Center Dominic Raiola“I don’t take one thing back,” Dom Raiola stated in repsonse to a question about him being sorry after he flipped an obscene gesture at heckling Lions fans.

“I’m just tired of hearing it coming at just me,” Raiola said. “It’s coming at me because I’ve been here for years. I’ve been through the losing. Me, Jeff (Backus) and whoever else are the head of the losing.”

“I’m just so frustrated,” Raiola said. “I’m tired of being a doormat for people to just talk to us how they want to talk to us. I’m just not going to put up with that anymore.”

Just like Lions fans, Dom has a reason to be frustrated and it is coming out.  He should have tried to contain himself a little betterbut I wouldn’t condemn or boo him for it.  If he does it again he will be run out of town but as a one time incident I wouldn’t get worked up.  Athletes are passionate people sometimes.