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Lions have nothing to say about “molly wop” incident

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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  “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.

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19 Responses to “Lions have nothing to say about “molly wop” incident”
  1. kamthechancellor says: May 29, 2014 11:37 AM

    It was funny the first time reported. Let’s let it go now.

  2. FlashPatterson says: May 29, 2014 11:39 AM

    That McNorton lady is a rough customer. haha seriously “molly wop?” How old is this lady?

  3. thestrategyexpert says: May 29, 2014 11:42 AM

    This is not the wop I was looking for here in Detroit, do doo instead.

  4. larryboodry says: May 29, 2014 11:44 AM

    “Alleged” mother of his child? This just gets better and better.

  5. In Teddy We Trust says: May 29, 2014 11:45 AM

    That’s okay, the rest of us have plenty to say.

  6. metrocritical says: May 29, 2014 11:47 AM

    Apparently, even the heretofore sensible Calvin Johnson got himself caught in a few more Venus Flytraps than he’d prefer. Meanwhile, I thought Molly Whop was a Molly Hatchet cover band.

  7. b3nz0z says: May 29, 2014 11:53 AM

    where i come from a molly wop is when a dude hits you with his uh, dudeness

  8. xinellum says: May 29, 2014 11:54 AM

    How many times do you think we will hear announcers this year refer to Calvin Johnson as “molly whopping” corners? Not just beating them, but “molly whopping” them.

  9. kingpel says: May 29, 2014 12:19 PM

    Sounds like a classy lady. Must be a real asset to the Lion organization.

  10. jwcarlson says: May 29, 2014 12:21 PM

    Alleged father I understand.

    Alleged mother I do not.

  11. starchybunker says: May 29, 2014 12:25 PM

    thank you for giving me the name of my fantasy football them…

    GM of the Molly Whoppers

  12. warhammer420 says: May 29, 2014 12:28 PM

    I thought molly wop was the italian version of ecstasy.

  13. Straight Cash Homie says: May 29, 2014 12:33 PM

    Hell I thought she popped Molly and did the Wop.

  14. upperdecker19 says: May 29, 2014 12:47 PM

    Beware the molly wop within the lolly pop guild……


  15. amishninjas says: May 29, 2014 12:55 PM

    Molly Wop is a phrase Will Smith used on The Fresh Prince. Said it all the time.

  16. purpleguy says: May 29, 2014 1:12 PM

    Don’t most teams have some sort of policy against fraternizing between the sheets with fellow employees, let alone molly wopping?

  17. thetruthcampaign says: May 29, 2014 1:57 PM

    Why is CJ with any woman who talks like that?

  18. seachicken64 says: May 29, 2014 3:49 PM

    Despite his shortcomings, Suh knows how to keep them in line.

  19. bearshaterseverywhere says: May 31, 2014 11:57 AM

    Brandon Marshall is clearly the best receiver in the NFC North!

    Lions Blow! 5-13 against the Bears since ’05!

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