Lions receiver Calvin Johnson and Lions employee Brittney McNorton found themselves on the pages of TMZ after an alleged Memorial Day weekend altercation involving McNorton and the alleged mother of Johnson’s six-month-old child. The situation supposedly culminated in McNorton, the team’s Manager of Partner Activation, threatening to “molly wop” Shallyn Blanton.
The Lions don’t have anything to say about the situation, other than to say they have nothing to say.
“We are aware of the media report today involving two of our valued and respected members of our organization,” the team said in a statement, via MLive.com. “After talking with both individuals, we believe this is a personal matter and will have no further comment.”
In saying nothing, the Lions acknowledged that they regarded the situation as sufficiently significant to require a discussion with Johnson and McNorton. That’s likely the end of it, unless charges of some sort are filed against McNorton.