Lions center Dominic Raiola is officially suspended for Sunday’s game at Green Bay.
Raiola has lost the appeal of his one-game suspension for stepping on the ankle of Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson.
Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks made the final determination on Raiola’s suspension. Brooks was jointly appointed by the league and the players’ union as an appeals officer for disciplinary matters related to on-field infractions.
Sunday’s game will be the first time in Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford’s career that he’s had anyone other than Raiola as his starting center. Rookie Travis Swanson will get the start in Raiola’s absence.