Lions, Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia fined for failing to properly report Matt Stafford injury

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We noted last month that the Lions could be in hot water with the NFL for the way they reported quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s back injury, and today the fines came in.

The NFL fined the Lions $75,000, coach Matt Patricia $25,000 and General Manager Bob Quinn $10,000 for violating the league’s injury reporting rules by failing to update Stafford’s game status as soon as they knew he would miss the November 10 game against the Bears.

Stafford had been saying leading up to that week that he was “good to go” for the Bears game, and the Lions listed him as questionable and never changed that designation until he was declared out 90 minutes before kickoff. But multiple Lions players told reporters that they were told the day before the game that Stafford wasn’t playing.

The NFL previously fined the Steelers and head coach Mike Tomlin for failing to properly report on Ben Roethlisberger‘s injury this season. The Lions are the latest team to run afoul of the rules.

31 responses to “Lions, Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia fined for failing to properly report Matt Stafford injury

  1. quincyjwagstaff says:
    December 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm
    Did they ever fine the Colts for their blatant lying about Luck’s injuries over multiple years?

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    No, Luck’s retirement was punishment enough.

  2. quincyjwagstaff says:
    December 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm
    Did they ever fine the Colts for their blatant lying about Luck’s injuries over multiple years?

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    Nope. Irsay plays golf with Bisciotti and Clowndell at Augusta.

  3. Longtimepackerfan says:
    Patricia learned well from Bellichik.
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    Just the opposite. If Brady has his toe nails cut he’s listed on the report.

    “You know us Patriots. We’re pretty diligent about listing everything, so I guess we have to make mention of my toe now as well,” Brady said with a laugh.

  4. As a gambler, I am pissed. Such weak fines. Send a clear message, $250K each to GM, $500K to the coach, and $1M to the team. Maybe ownership needs to take responsibility for their employees playing games with the rules. A heathly Stafford vs a injured Stafford is huge for betting over and unders.

  5. Take away draft picks this is about the integrity of the game. Next they might try and deflate balls and have the trainer say he was just trying to loose weight

  6. So I’m guessing Rams are about to get dumped on too over Gurley last year, and lets not forget Sherman’s unreported injury at the Hawks. And of course 3 years of Colt misinformation about Luck. Those teams are about to get megafines I’m sure – once Fraudger gets around to it.

  7. For all that is good and holy, please sweep this whole regime! Start with Keenist, the PR man and don’t stop until Quinn and Patricia are long gone!!! Do it now, Martha. They are yes men and clowns.

  8. Longtimepackerfan says:
    December 7, 2019 at 5:54 pm
    Not really. He got caught.
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    Do I need to remind you that little spy thing?

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    Sure. And, I will be happy to remind you Goodell lied and cheated

    2010:
    Bill Cowher: “You know, let me just say this: To answer your question, no, I don’t think so (it’s not an advantage for one team over another).
    I just know as a head coach, you are always looking for a competitive edge. We had people out there trying to look at signals. We had guys go to games. They would tape the signal caller and also write it down. They would take it back and match up the signals with the game film and certain defenses with certain plays that were being called, particularly the defenses being called, to see if we could come up with some kind of an alert for a signal. So, what they did with videotaping the signal caller, people do it with the people in the stands!!
    These people sitting there in the stands, looking at the signal, writing it down and matching up the 1st and 10 signal. Ok? Then you go back again and the 2nd and 10 and here’s the signal. You do that for a whole game.
    You then go back and match up the defenses with the signal. And you can come up with what the signal was.
    So, you don;’t need a video tape with what they were talking about doing. And people were doing it. WE were doing that. Everybody does that. You’re TRYING to gain a competitive edge. There is nothing wrong with that.
    That’s why baseball players go through the mirage of signals. They’ve got all these different codes. That’s part of the competitive spirit of the game. I think it’s totally overblown. I think if you get caught (signals compromised), then do what we did and go to wristbands, you are worried about it. We started putting defenses on wristbands. Then you find a way to not get caught (signals compromised). When your good at something and people try steal from ya, I think it’s flattering.”

  9. Nfl has to give the bookies a wink that this will end.it really screws things up without a decent injury report.

  10. objectivefbfan says:
    December 7, 2019 at 6:55 pm
    Belichick does this every week. And it is boring. But hey. “Punish” a couple teams that aren’t going anywhere? Yeah. Product on the field is bad enough.

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    He does it never, in fact quite the opposite. He lists every little thing. Brady has a hand injury could mean anything from a hangnail to its been cut off. Every player with every little ache and pain goes on. If that makes it harder for others to sort out what it means for who’s gonna play, well thats not Belichicks problem nor fault. He has followed that rule to its every letter.

  11. danglion says:
    December 7, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Quinn and Patricia aren’t going anywhere. I can just imagine the Lions listening to ignorant disgruntled fans and starting all over again, with even more question marks and scrutiny. There’s a lot to be had in continuity.

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    Yeah there is a lot to be had in continuity….it’s called perennial losing seasons and failure to win a playoff game for 63 years (excluding the one fluke playoff win in 1991 w/ B Sanders.)

  12. danglion says:
    December 7, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Quinn and Patricia aren’t going anywhere. I can just imagine the Lions listening to ignorant disgruntled fans and starting all over again, with even more question marks and scrutiny. There’s a lot to be had in continuity.

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    Yeah there is a lot to be had in continuity….it’s called perennial losing seasons and failure to win a playoff game for 63 years (excluding the one fluke playoff win in 1991 w/ B Sanders.)

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