Lions’ Raiola says he hasn’t been fined for late-game cut block

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Detroit center Dominic Raiola says he hasn’t been fined by the NFL for his cut block during a kneel-down at the end of the Lions’ loss to New England on Sunday.

Raiola says he didn’t intentionally try to hurt anybody or try to do anything out of the ordinary, and he ”would have gotten a FedEx letter” if he had. Raiola spoke with reporters Tuesday but tried to keep the focus on Thursday’s game against Chicago.

The Patriots scored a late touchdown in their 34-9 win over Detroit. Afterward, Raiola told the Detroit Free Press: ”We took a knee, so I cut the nose (tackle). They went for six. They went for a touchdown at 2 minutes. They could have took three knees and the game would have been over.”

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