Tramon Williams thought he was shoving Lion when he shoved official

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Perhaps the only thing worse than getting crushed by a 40-10 score on national television is paying for the right to do it.

That’s the situation that Packers cornerback Tramon Williams is likely to find himself in next week when the NFL hands out fines. Williams was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct for giving a shove to back judge Dino Paganelli after Joique Bell ran for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter of the loss.

Williams explained after the game that he wasn’t expressing any animosity toward Paganelli or the officiating in general, but was reacting to a Lions player bumping him as he celebrated the Detroit touchdown just before coming into contact with the official.

“The referee must have come and just walked right in front of me and grazed me,” Williams said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I don’t know if he was trying to hold me or what. He just grazed me and I kind of knocked his arm off me. I was already frustrated. It was just an emotion thing.”

There’s no sign that Williams was arguing with Paganelli before they came together or that he was even looking in the direction of the collision, which could be mitigating factors when the league makes a decision about any further punishment.

28 responses to “Tramon Williams thought he was shoving Lion when he shoved official

  1. I’ll admit that my post is irrelevant to this story but while reading all of the packers headline this morning it’s hilarious to see all of the Detroit fans get so excited about a depleted Packers team losing when they haven’t won the division in YEARS! idiots……..

  2. clg82 says:
    Nov 29, 2013 11:07 AM
    I’ll admit that my post is irrelevant to this story but while reading all of the packers headline this morning it’s hilarious to see all of the Detroit fans get so excited about a depleted Packers team losing when they haven’t won the division in YEARS! idiots……..
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    I laugh every time I read these references of, “fans getting excited…”. Of course they’re excited. The Packers have owned the Lions and Detroit just embarrassed them on National TV—no less after being called “Scumbags”.

    Your team got abused. Just shut up and take it like a man…or like Josh Sitton.

  3. This is your starting corner packer nation. Cant tell the difference between ref and opposing team. Explains alot based on his performance.

  4. We were beat down and humiliated, granted it’s a shell of what we really should be but those are the trials and tribulations of the NFL. Packer fans, the sun comes up tomorrow and there’s always the chance we come back stronger minus Capers. Were done for this year but there’s next year to look forward to.
    Detroit fans are pumped, looking for blood, but the reality is New Orleans or Seattle will shred them in the playoffs and once again they cry as it’s been 50+ years since smelling a championship game.

  5. Personally I think the refs should realize there is a lot of emotion in the game of football. He barely pushed him. Who cares. Don’t be so sensative refs.

  6. Easy. Don’t shove anyone. What is sportsmanlike about shoving even an opposing player after a play?

  7. The NFL is a joke – how can you fine someone for something the referees didn’t notice and for which no penalty was called. All on the field policing should be done by the referees and if the situation was not called on the field, then the minute the gun sounds, the penalities/fines should immediately disappear.

  8. It was after the play and he was looking to shove a Lions player. Funny, Green Bay Fans tell everyone how dirty The Lions are for the extra curricular yet its okay when they do it? Should have been an automatic ejection, Suh would have been ejected and thrown out of the Nfl.

  9. Yeah, maybe the refs should wear black and white striped shirts and hats differentiating them from the players! And shoving a player after you just got scored on is not exactly “sportsmanlike” anyway, tool!

  10. I think that half of the fine should be paid by Suh because…..just because!

    I love it when certain fanbases rejoice in victories , and “but but but but but” when their team loses!

  11. We got our butts whooped, bad. No doubt about it, and the worst I have seen in a very long time, maybe ever. But every player pushes and walks into other players after every play. Can’t we all just get along. We are all fans of football, and while some smack talk is fun, just ask me, no need to hate all the time. If the Lions win the division I think they will be one and done in the playoffs, no offense, just what I think, but I will be routing for them as a Packer fan. Now tone down the hate, please you scum bags, just kidding.

  12. @laserw

    You do realize that Williams WAS flagged or unsportsmanlike conduct.

    I still don’t agree with you’re convoluted logic, but wanted to point out that like most Packer fans, you have the basic facts wrong.

  13. Don’t forget that Tramon Williams lost it earlier in the game and kicked Joseph Fauria which wasn’t flagged, but I’m sure the league will be reviewing that and handing a hefty fine.

    Stay classy Packers.

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