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NFL: Patricia's past not subject to personal conduct policy

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

The NFL says sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy. Patricia has said he was falsely accused of allegations that resurfaced earlier this month in a Detroit News report . The Lions have said a pre-employment background check did not reveal the incident and they a

Matt Patricia, Lions will not face any discipline over 1996 case

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Barring anything unforeseen, Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions are not going to be punished for anything stemming from the report of a decades-old dismissed sexual assault case involving Patricia. A dismissed sexual assault case from 1996 against Patricia was brought to light by the Detroit News earlier this month. The NFL said on May 10 it would

Lions president Rod Wood says team followed law with Matt Patricia hiring

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood said Saturday that his team followed the law when it came to how it approached the hiring process for first-year head coach Matt Patricia earlier this year, even if they didn't uncover a 22-year-old aggravated sexual assault indictment that has since come to light. "We always err on the side of hiring a firm

Willie Roaf: Lions OL Frank Ragnow will be a Pro Bowler

Source www.nfl.com. | 4 days ago.

The Lions selected versatile OL Frank Ragnow with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Hall of Famer Willie Roaf praised the rookie and believes he'll make an immediate impact in Detroit.

Lions offensive line has big goals

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 9 days ago.

Veteran lineman T.J. Lang expects big things from the Detroit Lions’ offensive line. Lang praised new offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, and Lang said the players are anxious to get things rolling. The Lions have been competitive for the most part recent years, a far cry from the persistent struggles of a decade ago.

Lions president defends process used in hiring Patricia

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 12 days ago.

Detroit Lions president Rod Wood defended the team's approach to checking into head coach Matt Patricia's background before hiring him in February. Wood says the team employed a security firm to do a background check on Patricia, entrusting that their knowledge of local and federal laws would be best. "So that we don't happen upon something tha

Sexual assault case against Lions coach Matt Patricia reportedly had at least 5 prosecution witnesses

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 13 days ago.

More details have come out in the 1996 sexual assault case against new Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia, specifically the makeup of the prosecution’s list of witnesses against the 43-year-old. According to court documents obtained by the Detroit Free Press, the witness list included a nurse, doctor, police detective, police officer and college f

Lions president defends process used in hiring Patricia

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 13 days ago.

Detroit Lions president Rod Wood defended the team's approach to checking into head coach Matt Patricia's background before hiring him in February. Wood says the team employed a security firm to do a background check on Patricia, entrusting that their knowledge of local and federal laws would be best. "So that we don't happen upon something tha

The Matt Patricia Fallout: How Could the Lions Not Know?

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 13 days ago.

Joe and Gail King heard about it Thursday morning, when a family friend called to ask if they had seen the news. The Detroit News published a story late Wednesday night detailing a sexual assault accusation made against Matt Patricia, the new head coach of the Detroit Lions and perhaps the most famous person to ever come through Rensselaer Polytech

Lions' Patricia says he was 'falsely accused' of assault

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 14 days ago.

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said Thursday he was "falsely accused" in a 1996 sexual assault allegation that resurfaced this week, and he indicated that the matter has not been an issue as he has climbed from job to job in the years since. Patricia held a brief news conference one day after a Detroit News report that he and a friend were ind

Aaron Rodgers' first career 300-yard game

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 14 days ago.

Watch to see every completion made by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the Packers 2008 game against the Detroit Lions.

Head coach Patricia: Lions 'didn't ask' about 1996 incident

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 14 days ago.

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia again denied allegations he was involved in a sexual assault in 1996 in a previously scheduled press conference at the team facility on Thursday. "Thankfully, truth is on my side," Patricia said reading a prepared statement after discussing a bombshell report with his team earlier in the day. "I was innocen

Lions ink first-round OL Frank Ragnow to rookie deal

Source www.nfl.com. | 14 days ago.

The Detroit Lions joined a few other teams on Friday in signing their first-round pick, center Frank Ragnow, to his rookie contract. Ragnow was the No. 20 pick in last month's NFL draft.

Report: Lions prez Rod Wood had no knowledge on Matt Patricia allegation, doesn't regret hire

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

Detroit Lions president Rod Wood said he was unaware that Matt Patricia was indicted 22 years ago for an alleged sexual assault, but Wood said the team had no regrets about hiring Patricia as its head coach, the Detroit News reported. Patricia was a 21-year-old student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and on spring break in South Padre Island, T

Matt Patricia Maintains Innocence in Press Conference

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia addressed a Detroit News story that revealed that he had been indicted in 1996 for an alleged sexual assault. During a press conference at team headquarters on Thursday, Patricia repeatedly stated that he did nothing wrong and said that the incident never came up in the interview process with the Lions. "I wa

Lions' Patricia says he was 'falsely accused' of assault

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said Thursday he was ''falsely accused'' in a 1996 sexual assault allegation that resurfaced this week, and he indicated that the matter has not been an issue as he has climbed from job to job in the years since. Patricia held a brief news conference one day after a Detroit News report that he and a friend were

The NFL will review Lions head coach Matt Patricia's dismissed 1996 sexual assault case

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

The NFL said it will review Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia and the dismissed 1996 sexual assault case that was uncovered by the Detroit News on Wednesday.

Lions could have easily found out about the 1996 Patricia indictment

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

The Detroit Lions didn’t know that coach Matt Patricia had been indicted for aggravated sexual assault in 1996. On one hand, it’s understandable to assume that Patricia wouldn’t have made it as far as he did in coaching without something like this coming out. Deadspin.com demonstrates just how easy it would have been to find the information,

Lions owner, front office 'continue to support' coach Matt Patricia amid 1996 sexual assault allegations

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford, team president Rod Wood and general manager Bob Quinn released a joint statement late Wednesday expressing support for head coach Matt Patricia after a sexual assault charge against him from 22 years ago resurfaced in a Detroit News story. Patricia, in an accompanying statement, denied the accusation, made by a woma

Lions support new head coach Patricia after team misses sexual assault charge

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

The Detroit Lions have put their full support behind their new head coach, Matt Patricia, but admitted they had failed to uncover a sexual assault allegation against him when researching his background. The charge stemmed from an allegation against Patricia when he was in college in 1996. It never went to court after the alleged victim said she cou

'I'm innocent' - Lions coach Patricia hits back over 1996 allegation

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia hit back Thursday following the emergence of a 1996 sexual assault case which was later dropped. "I'm here to defend my honour and clear my name," Patricia read from a statement. "Twenty-two years ago I was falsely accused of some serious allegations.

Report: Lions' Ron Wood had no knowledge on Matt Patricia allegation, doesn't regret hire

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 16 days ago.

Detroit Lions president Rod Wood said he was unaware that Matt Patricia was indicted 22 years ago for an alleged sexual assault, but said the team had no regrets about hiring Patricia as coach, the Detroit News reported. Patricia was a 21-year-old student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and on spring break in South Padre Island, Texas, when the

Lions, Patricia issue statements in wake of report regarding 1996 indictment

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 16 days ago.

On Wednesday night, a story emerged regarding an indictment of Lions coach Matt Patricia for sexual assault in 1996. The Lions and Patricia have issued statements regarding the situation. The Lions issued a joint statement from owner Martha Firestone Ford, G.M. Bob Quinn, and team president Rod Wood.

Lions learn of dismissed 1996 Matt Patricia sex assault case through reporter inquiry

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 16 days ago.

Detroit Lions officials said that they were not aware of dismissed sexual assault charges from 1996 against new head coach Matt Patricia. Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia was indicted in a 1996 sexual assault case, but not tried after his accuser declined to testify, court records surfaced by the Detroit News show. The Lions, who hired Patric

Lions owner, front office 'continue to support' Matt Patricia amid '96 assault allegations

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 16 days ago.

In a joint statement Tuesday evening, Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford, team president Rod Wood and general manager Bob Quinn said they support head coach Matt Patricia after a sexual assault charge from 22 years ago was reported in the Detroit News on Tuesday night. Patricia, in an accompanying statement, said he was falsely accused and Wood told t