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Lions DE punished after taunting Tom Brady

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Tom Brady is a legend. He's won three Super Bowls, he's married to a supermodel and he goes out of his way to give great speeches to his old college team. There are some things you just don't do to Tom Brady. Here's an example of one of those things ( GIF courtesy of TheBigLead): That's Lions defensive end Willie Young pulling Brady's jersey and pointing a finger in his face during Thursday's preseason game in Detroit. Young was penalized (personal foul) on the play and then promptly benched by coach Jim Schwartz. Brady's reaction to the play was classic Brady. He allowed himself to be pushed around, didn't retaliate at all, and gave the official a "come on, what is this?" look. While Brady is a household name, you're probably wondering who Willie Young is. Thanks to the Internets we were able to find some info: He was a seventh round pick by the Lions in the 2010 NFL Draft. He has played in 32 NFL games. In those 32 games he has a total of 25 tackles and 3 sacks. He has never won a Super Bowl. He takes preseason games pretty seriously.* He taunts QBs after not being able to sack them ... even in a preseason game.* (*These are thing we didn't need the Internet to tell us, we were able to figure them out on our own.) Questions? Comments? Send them to and we might respond in our weekly mailbag!

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