Lions G.M. Bob Quinn: It’s really disappointing NFL barred Joe Mixon

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Lions General Manager Bob Quinn has become the most outspoken opponent yet against the NFL’s new rule barring players convicted of certain crimes from the Scouting Combine.

Quinn was asked today by Justin Rogers of the Detroit News about the situation involving Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, and Quinn said he disagrees with the NFL’s stance.

“It’s really disappointing that he’s not here,” Quinn said. “Personally I don’t think that’s real fair.”

Mixon is one of the best running backs in this year’s draft class, but he’s not at the Combine because he punched a woman at a restaurant during his first year of college.

Quinn, who has backed off his previous zero tolerance policy toward players with a history of domestic violence, confirmed that Mixon is still on the Lions’ draft board.

So Quinn will consider drafting Mixon, and he wants to gather all the information on Mixon he can. At the Combine this week, Quinn can’t gather any information about Mixon.

57 responses to “Lions G.M. Bob Quinn: It’s really disappointing NFL barred Joe Mixon

  1. It’s really disappointing that the Lions haven’t won a playoff game in 50 years. I know you guys aren’t used to winning… but try to do it with a little class instead of complaining about not being able to interview human garbage.

    BTW – he also assaulted a female parking lot attendant who gave him a ticket. He started arguing with her, ripped up his ticket and hit her in the face with it… this was 2 years after he broke a girls jaw, eye socket and cheek bone.

  2. And here is another part of the problem. NFL GM’s willing to accept a criminal into the league.

  3. The opportunity to play football in the National Football League is a privilege earned by hard work both on and off the field of play.

    Men who hit women deserve no special privileges or to be treated like men who don’t hit women. We are a country of laws and pretty basic rules of how we act and treat each other which I am personally glad we are now getting back to.

    Mr. Mixon made a poor decision and struck a woman causing from what I have read some serious injuries. Character is something you have not something you are….if you need a reference point just look at Johnny Manziel or Aaron Hernandez…talent beyond their brains.

    I have yet to read an apology from Mr. Mixon that isn’t self-serving or still not placing the blame on the man who hit a woman……

  4. ..
    Nobody said it better than Cards GM Steve Keim :

    ” If Hannibal Lector ran a 4.2/40, we’d say he had an eating disorder. ”
    .

  5. I have yet to read an apology from Mr. Mixon that isn’t self-serving or still not placing the blame on the man who hit a woman……

    ______________

    Does he owe you an apology or does he owe the victim an apology?

  6. This is such a fine line, every man has made mistakes in their lives, some worse than others of course. He made a stupid mistake that will end up costing him millions, but if he has no track record of violence, he has gone to counseling and taken the necessary steps to show that he is remorseful and has learned to be a better human being then he deserves to move on with his life continue his career. Same for Ray Rice.

    Now people like Greg Hardy should have been barred from the league period yet he got multiple chances to make money and still managed to show that he was and still is the garbage person he’s proven to be.

  7. anyone that even entertains the idea of uniforming this clown should be publicly executed. lets try some accountability for a change. this clown is the exact reason terrorists hate americans

  8. So Quinn is righteous……… until the right scumbag is available……. then all that righteousness flies right out the window.

    Just another hack……

  9. What’s disappointing is that the NFL – and Americans in general – says everyone deserves a 2nd chance, when they really mean it depends on what you did in the first place.

  10. “backed off his previous zero tolerance policy toward players with a history of domestic violence”

    Probably because he realized that THAT policy wasn’t getting him the best players. And also:

    ihavenoeyedeer says:
    Does he owe you an apology or does he owe the victim an apology?

    He owes every protester fighting for young black men to be treated like decent human beings an apology. He owes the victim $$$. Lots of $$$$.

  11. Someone is going to get a steal of a deal when he falls much farther than he should. With that said, It’s going to have to be just the right team with a fan base willing to overlook his past. Right now the Patriots can do no wrong in the eyes of their fans so it will end up being a case of the rich getting richer if he ends up there as I suspect he will. Personally, I would love to see him in Minnesota but after the AP deal a couple of years ago I can’t imagine that going over to well.

  12. Translation: The league as a whole may be at least trying to send a message about violence against women by superhuman athletes, but here in Detroit that is not a deal breaker.

  13. steelerfanjo says:
    Mar 1, 2017 4:04 PM
    Mixon is destined to be a Raven or Patriot.

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    Nah, neither of those teams need Mixon to beat the steelers.

  14. upnorthvikesfan says:
    Mar 1, 2017 4:44 PM
    Someone is going to get a steal of a deal when he falls much farther than he should. With that said, It’s going to have to be just the right team with a fan base willing to overlook his past. Right now the Patriots can do no wrong in the eyes of their fans so it will end up being a case of the rich getting richer if he ends up there as I suspect he will. Personally, I would love to see him in Minnesota but after the AP deal a couple of years ago I can’t imagine that going over to well.

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    Whatever team takes him their fans will be on the ‘deserves a second chance’ thing and fans of the other teams will bash the choice. Just the nature of how it works.

  15. steelerfanjo says:
    Mar 1, 2017 4:04 PM
    Mixon is destined to be a Raven or Patriot.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I know the Steelers prefer guys whose incidents involve weed or alcohol but just because the incident happened at a deli and not a bar you really think the Steelers will hold that against him?

  16. I don’t have a problem with a team drafting him. What he did was horrible, but it’s the responsibility of the legal system to punish this guy, not the NFL.

    On top of that, I’m fine with giving this guy a 2nd chance. the purpose of punishment isn’t just to get justice, it’s to (hopefully) rehabilitate people, and we focus on that way too little. If he gets punished for the rest of his life and isn’t given a chance to get a good job and make meaningful contributions to society, then chances are he’s going to end up in jail again, or at the very least, on public support.

  17. The NFL, full of defenders of domestic violence abusers.

    If you’re protecting and standing up for such abusers Mr Quinn, you yourself are unfit for the NFL. The Lions should fire you immediately.

    How absolutely and totally disgusting of you.

  18. Good for the combine. This young man is very fortunate his pro day isn’t at a prison facility.

    We all make mistakes as young men, but crushing a woman’s face in a bar argument – that’s a crime, not a mistake.

  19. I’d bet that a substantial majority of those that want Mixon banned forever call themselves Christians. They’re the first ones to forget Jesus’s teachings about forgiveness. Hypocricy much?

  20. merde4brains says:
    I’d bet that a substantial majority of those that want Mixon banned forever call themselves Christians. They’re the first ones to forget Jesus’s teachings about forgiveness. Hypocricy much?
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    Over the years I’ve read that exact comment on a 100 stories over dozens of sites, and it’s just as ignorant and hypocritical coming from you as it was from any of the others.
    You don’t have the slightest idea what even ONE of those guys calls himself, let alone “a substantial majority.” You have no evidence or nothing to work with, it’s merely what you want to believe because it fits your narrative and makes you just as big a hypocrite as any of “them.”
    To put it bluntly, your comment is full of hot air.

  21. You can’t have it both ways, the NFL gets crucified for giving Ray Rice a 2 game suspension and then the video tape comes out. So the NFL institutes a rule that if you are a criminal, you can’t come to the combine and Quinn disagrees.

    Much like politics these days, which ever side you are on, there is plenty of disagreement on the other side. Here’s a novel idea, why not avoid punching women in the first place?

  22. IT WASN’T A CASE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!!!!
    It was a simple assault……
    Her being painted as the victim is a bit frustrating to me when she invades his space TWICE…..she actually assaulted him & he OVER-REACTED IN HIS RESPONSE…. Not good on his part but neither was it good on hers!!!!
    Let him play…. & all you hypocrites throwing stones need to reflect on your previous actions & hold yourselves a bit more accountable!!!

  23. Here’s a novel idea, why not avoid punching women in the first place?
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    I agree, but here’s another novel idea:
    if you don’t want to be punched, then don’t go hitting people first and screaming in their face like a lunatic. Equality goes both ways, it’s not just a “best of both worlds” concept. I think that’s a pretty simple rule for all people to live by. Being a woman doesn’t give you the right to hit people in the face, and it doesn’t make you a victim when someone hits you back for doing it.

  24. “The opportunity to play football in the NFL is a privilege”.

    This such malarkey. The NFL is an occupation like any other. There no more or less privilege to play NFL football than there is to be a manufacturing worker, plumber, dentist, or any other occupation/profession.

  25. I’m with Quinn. Keep it about football. The rest of you can go watch people cry on Dr. Phil.

  26. (I don’t want to assume we know the basics)

    Have you ever demanded a company interview you?

    The NFL Scouting Combine is the National Invitational Camp. Its by INVITATION. Its not a RIGHT where you get to determine who gets invited to work at somebody else’s place of employment.

    The people who draft players actually choose to give these young men an opportunity for employment through an interview process called the Combine.

  27. halfcentaur says:
    Mar 1, 2017 6:08 PM

    Here’s a novel idea, why not avoid punching women in the first place?
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    I agree, but here’s another novel idea:
    if you don’t want to be punched, then don’t go hitting people first and screaming in their face like a lunatic. Equality goes both ways, it’s not just a “best of both worlds” concept. I think that’s a pretty simple rule for all people to live by. Being a woman doesn’t give you the right to hit people in the face, and it doesn’t make you a victim when someone hits you back for doing it.
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    Here’s another novel idea. When a woman refuses your advances, accept it and move on.

  28. @thisoneguy1 – You sound way too much like some kind of lunatic Evangelical instead of a mainstream Christian. Mainstream Christians believe that judgment rests with God. Lunatics go around judging others and trying to dictate how others live. Big difference.

  29. jerseyshoregiant – he tried to back away several times, she kept screaming racial slurs in his face and striking him, and to you that’s “move on when she rejects your advances”? I don’t agree with Mixons reaction, he clearly snapped and it’s unacceptable to strike ANYONE in that manner, whether it’s man woman or animal. But the way she’s painted as this innocent victim of abuse is a joke. She clearly went out of her way to provoke him until he snapped, then played the “i’m just a poor little defenseless girl” card so she could pursue lawsuits.

    So yeah, i stand by what i said 100%. Don’t wanna get hit? Then don’t hit people first. Simple rule of law for all humans if you ask me.

  30. As a Lions fan, I’m embarrassed he said this. I want nothing to do with Mixon.

    This is strike 2 for Bob Quinn (not saying he should be fired after strike 3, I like the way he has built the team so far) But after his introductory press conference last year when he had a “zero tolerance for domestic violence and weapons charges” he signed Andrew Quarless and then makes this statement?

    Even if you do want to take a look at Mixon, you can’t come out and say something like this.

    That being said, with Martha Ford in charge, I think there is about a 0% chance the Lions take Mixon. Especially when Martha was awarded for her stance against domestic violence.

  31. I think this kid will be the steal of the draft. I think he’ll end up having a HOF career. I think he’ll be a model citizen. Aren’t you glad we get to live in America. We get a second chance. Why wouldn’t Detroit want this kid? Martha Ford will see that video and say “The ladies that I know don’t go around slapping men in the face”.

  32. No, what’s disappointing is that teams don’t care about these kinds of things and just want to get him on a discount.
    Good for the NFL to step in and basically lower the stock of these trash players.

  33. cardinealsfan20 says:
    @thisoneguy1 – You sound way too much like some kind of lunatic Evangelical instead of a mainstream Christian. Mainstream Christians believe that judgment rests with God. Lunatics go around judging others and trying to dictate how others live. Big difference.
    —-
    Cardinalsfan, you missed my point by a country mile — which is not a surprise considering many of your comments. The poster I responded to insinuated — with no evidence whatsoever — that a large majority of the people that wanted Joe Mixon banned were hypocritical Christians. Up until he brought Christianity into the conversation there had been dozens of posts, not ONE of which had said anything about Christianity. I myself said NOTHING about whether I am or am not a Christian. My whole point was the he didn’t know whether anyone here is a Christian, let alone a “substantial majority” of them, and so to call people out with no evidence is hot air. What your ridiculous comment has to do with that I have no idea, but I would suggest you work hard on your nearly non-existent reading comprehension skills.

  34. I grew up watching the Lions.

    Loved them in the Barry years, and still love the Lions.

    But if they take this guy, I’m done.

    He was wrong. She was wrong. If he slapped her, I wouldn’t be as opposed. But he full-out Buster Douglas’ed her. You ruined your chance.

  35. Was Quinn with the Patriots when they drafted Aaron Hernandez? If that’s his calibration point then a statement like this isn’t shocking at all.

    The thing is though that after Tyreek Hill tore up the league last year, no one wants to be the GM that let a game changer slip through his fingers. “Character concerns” become less concerning when that’s the mindset.

  36. For everyone on here who keeps saying “If you don’t want to get punched in the face, don’t do stuff that gets you punched in the face” . . . allow me to remind you: We the people have been saying “If black men don’t want to get shot by the police, don’t do things that cause you to get shot by the police” for years.

    How’s that working out for all of you?

  37. steelerfanjo says:
    Mar 1, 2017 4:04 PM
    Mixon is destined to be a Raven or Patriot

    That’s pretty funny considering your franchise QB.

  38. Mixon to the Raiders to replace Latavirus. Mix and Aldon Smith will mentor each other. McKenzie loves high character guys. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    REEEEEEEEEEEEGGGGGGGGGGGIIIIIEEEEEEE!

  39. i don’t believe mixon would have punched her in the face had she not physically assaulted him first

    he still shouldn’t have punched her like he did, but to act like she is blameless in this situation is a joke

    i think the combine shouldn’t allow players with DUIs in either, because thats a very serious issue as well. see how easy it is to play that game?

  40. Tone Bones—- were you conceived by rape? How many times did you watch your mom get beaten by your dad? Or, are you the first one in your family to start hitting women?

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