Lions suspend C.J. Mosley, send him home from London

AP

A day before the Lions play the Falcons in London, one player is being sent home.

The Lions have announced that defensive tackle C.J. Mosley has been suspended for two weeks for conduct detrimental to the team and a violation of the team rules. The team did not say which rule Mosley violated. Mosley is on the way home and will not attend Sunday’s game at Wembley Stadium.

Mosley is a backup who has played in every game this year and recorded 2.5 sacks. Without him, starters Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh will likely get more snaps than usual.

To take Mosley’s spot on the active roster, safety Jerome Couplin has been signed from the Lions’ practice squad.

45 responses to “Lions suspend C.J. Mosley, send him home from London

  1. C.J. probably got confused, when they went sightseeing, tried to sack the real Big Ben and was promptly arrested by the bobbies.

  2. Former Titan Jason Jones has substantial experience playing inside and historically, has been more effective in that role. The loss of Mosley (who is in a contract year–ouch), will hurt some, but between Jones and rookie DT Caraun Reid, the Lions will be fine at backup DT.

  3. Maybe he commented that it’s stupid for two American football teams to fly thousands of miles from either of their home bases to play a game. If only the NFLPA would do that on behalf of all players, we could put an end to this idiocy once and for all.

  4. Caldwell don’t play that!

    Seriously though CJ is a great team player & never caused any trouble on the team so for him to get suspended by the team for undisclosed reasons it had to be pretty big & I hope this doesn’t hurt our depth on the Defensive line.. though I doubt it with our depth at that position.

    Kudos to Caldwell & the coaching staff for their discipline and accountability.

  5. He forgot schwartz isnt the coach anymore and did something stupid. Hes been having a good year for us I am sure he will learn from this and come back better.

  6. Oct 25, 2014 3:50 PM
    Seriously though CJ is a great team player & never caused any trouble on the team so for him to get suspended by the team for undisclosed reasons it had to be pretty big & I hope this doesn’t hurt our depth on the Defensive line.. though I doubt it with our depth at that position.

    Huh? And you know this how? Unless you are at practice everyday and in the locker room you have NO idea how he is as a team player or anything else. Give me a break. And “our”?

  7. Funny you dont see the Caldwell haters after a 5-2 start and proving that so far he has been a much better coach than Schwartzy.

  8. Deb says:
    Oct 25, 2014 3:40 PM
    Maybe he commented that it’s stupid for two American football teams to fly thousands of miles from either of their home bases to play a game. If only the NFLPA would do that on behalf of all players, we could put an end to this idiocy once and for all.

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    Couldn’t have said it better myself Deb. An unfortunate situation for all cities/teams involved. And I have a feeling that it’s only going to increase. The European friends that I have said they couldn’t care less about “American football.” Let’s keep our fingers crossed that NFL wakes up and decides to consider this a temporary experiment instead of a long term goal.

  9. When the Lions signed Caldwell I said he was the real deal…..this guy can coach…….won a SB as OC, won 15 straight games and an appearance in the SB as HC and won another SB as OC in Baltimore….Lions got what they needed, a coach the players and fans respect who is a good game day coach…..he is in the SB within 3 yrs…..

  10. I was just wondering how many free tickets they give away for these games. Ala the USFL.

  11. stuartscottslefteye says:

    The European friends that I have said they couldn’t care less about “American football.”

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    The game is sold out, but no one over there cares much about the game. Take a look at the sport section in the London papers online. All they can talk about is football, but it’s roundball football, aka soccer.

    There are London politicians interested in an NFL team and an NFL stadium, but I suspect it’s for the same reason that politicians here love stadium construction projects. The budgets are enormous and there’s plenty of opportunities to make backroom deals while increasing personal power.

  12. The local Detroit media still hasn’t reported what happened. What could be that bad to get suspended and sent home?

    As for the actual game being played in London, I agree with everyone else it is an idiotic idea. Putting a team there, and having teams come visit there is stupid. Who is going to watch games at 9am every Sunday? Or 6am West Coast time? TV revenue is what makes the NFL profitable. Sacrificing 1/32(or 1/34 if there is expansion) every week is idiotic. No one is going to watch in Europe to make up that lost revenue.

  13. “Funny you dont see the Caldwell haters after a 5-2 start and proving that so far he has been a much better coach than Schwartzy.”
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    The Lions started 5-2 before under Schwartz. In fact they started 6-2 in 2011 under him. Needless to say, they fell apart after that, like usual.

    It hasn’t been problem for the Lions to start fast. Their problem has been finishing strong.

  14. So did he actually go home cause if I get suspended in London those two weeks are becoming a European vacation.

  15. The whole London thing grows tiring for me.

    Frankly, I like rest the world to keep kicking their little ball around and we Americans keep the good stuff to ourselves for once.

  16. even tho they only talk about football/soccer in london/europe they still like NFL and within 10-20 years could easily be the number two sport which will still make it successful in london last time i checked NBA and baseball do alright as second fiddels in america but this is only for expansion markets with zero background culture in the sport its gonna take time, the NFL as a whole isnt going anywhere and it isn’t gonna stop its international plans unless its a complete failure.

  17. Jim Caldwell is changing the losing culture of the Lions. He’s a good coach who looks like he has the team heading in the right direction overall. I’m a Viking fan (God help me), but it’s good to see Detroit finally starting to turn the corner. Those Lion fans have suffered for a long, long time.

  18. Most of us seem to agree that American football games in London is an expansion/money maker for the NFL, but does nothing for the NFL fan in
    America. That is capitalism folks. Take a product at a given price, divide it up into two products, and charge half again as much for the total product. It is ruining this country, while the rest of the capitalists around the world catch up to do the same thing. Capitalism is a dying system. The only question who will it kill first, the country or the individual. Just one old guys opinion. Enjoy the day!!!

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