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The four-game winning streak that ended the 2010 season for the Detroit Lions has been tempered by a claim that a member of the team committed sexual assault while possibly celebrating the team’s unlikely run of success on Monday night.

Per various media reports, an unnamed Lions player faces a claim that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a woman at the Ironwood Grill in Plymouth, Michigan.

“The police have not released the player’s identity and for that reason neither will we,” said the alleged victim’s attorney, Michael Jaafar, per FOX 2 in Detroit.  “We can confirm publicly that we represent the young lady that was the victim of the assault.  We can also confirm that there were many people at the bar at the time of the incident and that the player was forced to leave the bar after the incident.”

No charges have been filed.

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36 Responses to “Lions player faces charges of sexual assault”
  1. myspaceyourface says: Jan 7, 2011 11:17 PM

    So this happened at the bar?

  2. joeyballgame4 says: Jan 7, 2011 11:25 PM

    i guess Raiola was more serious than we thought…

  3. ditkaditkaditka says: Jan 7, 2011 11:25 PM

    Is this really why Suh is missing the pro-Bowl?

  4. brownyelf says: Jan 7, 2011 11:27 PM

    she must have confused Ndamukong Suh for Ben Rothlisberger

  5. jimmysee says: Jan 7, 2011 11:29 PM

    Yikes.

  6. couvs14 says: Jan 7, 2011 11:36 PM

    I hope its not true or its some bum that we can cut

  7. dolphinatic says: Jan 7, 2011 11:39 PM

    OH NO she is represented BY JAAFAR!!!! Wait a second didn’t Aladin trap him in the lamp a few years back? Man that guy makes more come backs than Farve.

  8. dolphinatic says: Jan 7, 2011 11:40 PM

    or is it JaFarve?

  9. dolphinatic says: Jan 7, 2011 11:48 PM

    And can I trademark that please, like threepeat, if he makes a comeback.

  10. jpmelon says: Jan 7, 2011 11:48 PM

    he can kiss $50,000 goodbye in league fines alone…..at least

  11. gcsuk says: Jan 7, 2011 11:51 PM

    Celebrating a 4 game win streak? God only knows what they would do if they made the playoffs.

  12. mean13 says: Jan 7, 2011 11:52 PM

    Just pay her off like Pig Ben did.

  13. walleye436 says: Jan 7, 2011 11:56 PM

    He was just seen leaving the place with Worthelisberger…Ben was giving lessons on how to win a girls heart….(for one night)

  14. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 8, 2011 12:08 AM

    When did Roethlisberger get traded to the Lions?

    /sorry, Deb. Had to.

  15. chicagoraven says: Jan 8, 2011 12:21 AM

    Well we can use process of elimination to find out the player.. I will start

    It’s not a Lions running back because they can’t hit any hole

  16. cornellsteelers says: Jan 8, 2011 12:28 AM

    SHESAIDNOSHESAIDNOSHESAIDNOGUILTYGUILTYGUILTYGUILTYGUILTYRAPISTRAPISTRAPISTRAPIST

    Actually, instead of jumping to conclusions I’m going to wait until the facts come out and check if the alleged victim’s story passes the smell test. What a novel idea, huh?

  17. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 8, 2011 1:23 AM

    A spokesman for the NFL said, “no prob, we’ll ‘fast-track’ our investigation like we did for Favre, and we’ll be well into the lock out next year. Everyone knows, only Ben Roethlisberger gets nailed, everyone else skates. And the funny thing is, he wasn’t even charged with anything! Woo hoo, it’s great to be us!”

  18. hail2tharedskins says: Jan 8, 2011 1:26 AM

    What ever occurred cannot be too serious if there were so many people at the bar at the time and the player was simply asked to leave afterwards. I can’t imagine that the player raped the young woman or anything close to it, this must be something along the lines that he groped her or something. I am not trivializing if he did indeed inappropriately touch her or something, but using words like “sexual assault” and “inappropriate sexual contact” are loaded statements to make people think of rape. It is likely more appropriate just to say that he inappropriately touched her as there I am assuming there was no “sexual” contact.

  19. mrbcd15 says: Jan 8, 2011 1:45 AM

    Was Rothlesberger traded to Detroit today?

  20. brasho says: Jan 8, 2011 1:46 AM

    Headlines reads “Lions player faces charges of sexual assault”

    and the last line reads “No charges have been filed”

    Soooo which one is it?

  21. michfan says: Jan 8, 2011 2:02 AM

    I’m old enough to remember that when the Lions were semi good, once in a while a story would pop up concerning a incident like this. They have been so bad for so long, that there have’nt been too many reports. I hope that their new winning ways, don’t follow with more new reports of this crap! Please grow up guys and enjoy what the future may bring you! Damn!

  22. revolution22 says: Jan 8, 2011 2:43 AM

    If it has to be somebody on this rebuilding team, hopefully, it’s a 2nd or 3rd stringer. The Lions really don’t need anymore mishaps.

    Whoever it is, kick the predator to the curb.

  23. jerklesson says: Jan 8, 2011 2:57 AM

    As a lion fan I want to know who this is and if these allegations are true I don’t care if it’s a hall of fame type player I want him off this team now.

  24. 808smith says: Jan 8, 2011 4:18 AM

    “No charges have been filed.”

    Oh so then we know it’s at least a 6 game suspension that can be reduced to 4, right Roger? Oh wait, he’s probably not a star QB, so you don’t have to do anything.. Carry on!

  25. realitypolice says: Jan 8, 2011 9:38 AM

    cornellsteelers says:
    Jan 8, 2011 12:28 AM

    Actually, instead of jumping to conclusions I’m going to wait until the facts come out and check if the alleged victim’s story passes the smell test. What a novel idea, huh?
    ======================

    Or we can do what most of the neanderthals on this site do and accuse the victim of being a gold digging whore without knowing any of the facts.

    The breakdown will probably go something like this:

    Lions Fan: He’s innocent

    Bear, Packer, Viking Fan: He’s guilty

    Steelers Fan: Use it as another excuse to whine about Big Ben’s suspension

  26. cup1981 says: Jan 8, 2011 9:40 AM

    brasho says:
    Jan 8, 2011 1:46 AM
    Headlines reads “Lions player faces charges of sexual assault”

    and the last line reads “No charges have been filed”

    Soooo which one is it?

    ————————————————-

    Facing charges means that there is the potential for charges, but none have been filed yet. How badly I want to do what everyone else did to Roethlisberger and say this guy assaulted the woman, but I will be the intelligent person that I am and say, let’s wait to see what happens. This is America and we are INNOCENT until proven guilty in a court of law… Yeah yeah yeah… O.J. got off wooooo, don’t throw that single case on the table and expect it to change the way normal people think, mouth breathers…

  27. spartyfi says: Jan 8, 2011 10:01 AM

    In an article on the freep site, the lawyer says their goal is a civil suit and the cop said it’s not rape or anything like that. Sounds like someone is money hungry to me!

  28. jameswestphal says: Jan 8, 2011 10:44 AM

    If you’re wealthy, young and in shape, you don’t need to force the issue. Especially in Plymouth, Michigan. What the hell is with these guys?

  29. cornellsteelers says: Jan 8, 2011 11:27 AM

    realitypolice says:
    Jan 8, 2011 9:38 AM

    The breakdown will probably go something like this:

    Lions Fan: He’s innocent

    Bear, Packer, Viking Fan: He’s guilty

    Steelers Fan: Use it as another excuse to whine about Big Ben’s suspension

    ———————————————-

    realitypolice: Use it to once again grace us with his incisive commentary and rapier(LOL rape) wit.

    If you’re so interested in reality, you would know why Steelers fans gripe about Ben’s suspension. He was the first player in the league to ever be suspended under the personal conduct policy without being so much as arrested. The Rooneys would have punished him if the league hadn’t done anything, but the NFL has proven its hypocrisy since then by doing nothing when repeat offenders get into trouble and not making a peep when players like Eric Foster and this one are accused. If you’re going to suspend on person who was merely accused of a crime, why not make the punishment uniform? If that happened I would be totally satisfied.

  30. hatesycophants says: Jan 8, 2011 12:00 PM

    @cup1981,

    You don’t seem very bright, so I’m going to be gentle with you (Gentle Ben?). If that is your definition of facing charges, then every player in the league regardless of circumstance has the potential for charges, and could be subjected to just such an erroneous headline. The fact is that the headline is typically sensational and intentionally misleading.

    Sycophants like you are why sycophants like them feel comfortable abusing every rule of decency, common sense and professionalism. Keep up the great work!

  31. theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Jan 8, 2011 1:15 PM

    If “SEXUAL ASSAULT!” means pinching a girl’s buttocks, or texting….they might as well throw us ALL in jail. By the way, why is it only rich people that get accused of this?

  32. clownburger says: Jan 8, 2011 1:16 PM

    PFT left out the best part of this story.

    The Detective in charge of the case goes by the name of Jamie GRABowski! I’m dead serious.

    http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2011/01/unidentified_detroit_lions_pla.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+detroit-lions+%28Detroit+Lions+-+MLive.com%29&utm_content=FeedBurner

  33. hobartbaker says: Jan 8, 2011 1:29 PM

    Stuck his Ironwood right in her Grill.

  34. jimmylions says: Jan 8, 2011 1:35 PM

    Plymouth Det. Jamie Grabowski told The Detroit Free Press, “It’s not a rape charge or anything like that.

    More than likely it was a butt grab or a boob grab. The guy forgot that he was in Plymouth and not Rick’s in Ann Arbor (is Rick’s still open?).

    This is the biggest thing to happen in Plymouth since it rained on their ice sculptures.

    @jameswestphal — if you’re young, wealthy, and in shape … you’re not hanging out in Plymouth! Ha!

  35. snoiLtiorteD says: Jan 18, 2011 1:42 PM

    @jimmylions

    Have you ever been to Plymouth? Lol the exact scene on a typical Friday night is the 21-35 yr old crowd that has some money burning a hole in their pocket. Not sure where you’re getting your info about the city

  36. erikw65 says: Jan 18, 2011 11:56 PM

    PFT your “Jaffar” link brings up a Family Guy video on YouTube. LOL.

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