UW Marching Band director responds to alleged verbal abuse by Detroit Lions player
GREEN BAY -- Members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Marching Band are alleging Detroit Lions Center Dominic Raiola verbally abused them multiple times during the Packers/Lions game.
On his Facebook page, Marching Band Member Zach York posted:
"Dominic Raiola is literally the worst person I have ever had the fortune to encounter. After marching down the field awaiting the national anthem, He went off on a verbal tirade, among other things, questioning my sexuality (as a band member) and then continued on to bring my sister and my recently deceased mother into the conversation. After I refused to give him the satisfaction of turning to look at him, he switched targets to a trombone ranting at him calling him overweight and saying he can't play a real sport. After our halftime show, the same fine gentleman called a female member of the band the "c" word."
Jennifer Hammond from Detroits FOX affiliate reports via Twitter Raiola's response:
Chris McCorsky of the Detroit News reported reaction from the Detroit Lions: