One small stomp for man, one giant gulp for the Detroit Lions.
The NFL on Monday suspended Detroit center Dominic Raiola one game for stomping on the ankle of Chicago defensive tackle Ego Ferguson the day before.
That means the Lions will be without the anchor of their offensive line for their biggest game of the season, a finale at Green Bay with the NFC North Division title hanging in the balance. As it is, Detroit hasn't won at Lambeau Field since 1991, and any missteps — let alone mis-stomps — can tilt the scales.
Raiola, who has been cited for six player-safety violations since 2010, has three days to appeal the suspension. If the punishment stands,...