Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola appeared to intentionally stomp on the prone ankle of linemen Ego Ferguson in the third quarter of today’s game against the Chicago Bears.
As many Detroiters may recall, this would not be the Lions’ first foray into flagrant stomping. Ndamukong Suh notably stomped upon the leg of Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith during 2011’s Thanksgiving showdown, earning a two-game suspension.
Following the Raiola strike, Ferguson was able to limp off the field but did not appear to be seriously hurt.
This is not Raiola’s first step into visibly dirty play during the 2014 season, as he previously created waves for his end-of-game chop block in Week 12’s loss to the New England Patriots.