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Dominic Raiola
Team: Detroit LionsHt/Wt: 6-1/295
Position: CBorn: 12/30/1978 Birthplace: Honolulu, HI
College: NebraskaDraft: 2nd Round 19th pick by Lions (2001)


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Feb. 7 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET21:37 GMT5:37 AM 北京时间2:37 PM MST4:37 PM EST3:37 PM CT1:37 UAE (+1)16:37 ET19:37 - Raiola is returning for a 14th season with the Lions. Agent Kenny Zuckerman says Raiola has signed a one-year deal and hopes to help Detroit reach the postseason this year. The Lions have missed the playoffs the last two seasons.
Analysis: Raiola was drafted by the Lions in 2001 and has played for Detroit his entire career. He's started all 16 games in each of the last five seasons. He was not charged with a single sack allowed last season, the first time in his career he'd accomplished that. Detroit went 7-9 last season and coach Jim Schwartz was fired. Jim Caldwell is replacing Schwartz.
Oct. 8 5:54 PM PT6:54 PM MT7:54 PM CT8:54 PM ET0:54 GMT8:54 AM 北京时间5:54 PM MST7:54 PM EST7:54 PM CT4:54 UAE (+1)20:54 ET23:54 - Raiola has apologized for making "inappropriate" remarks to the University of Wisconsin band during Sunday's game at Green Bay. The Lions said Tuesday that Raiola called band director Michael Leckrone "to apologize for his actions on Sunday that involved band members." The team says Raiola also promised "a significant donation" to the band.
Analysis: The band was at Lambeau Field to perform during and after the game, won by the Packers. Band members say Raiola verbally abused them. Raiola said he comments were "inappropriate" and he apologized to anyone he offended. The 13-year veteran is the longest-tenured member on the Lions roster. Lions president Tom Lewand says the team is "pleased that he has taken ownership of his actions and admitted those actions were wrong and unacceptable."
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