Bringing Up Matt Patricia’s Past

Official Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN 

Late Wednesday night, an article was released on the Detroit News website regarding a sexual assault that indicated involvement by Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia.

The alleged assault took place in the spring of 1996, when Patricia and his friend, Greg Dietrich, “violently sexually assaulted” a victim on a spring break trip in Texas.  Both men were arrested, charged and indicted, but never got to go to trial.  According to the article, “the victim felt that she couldn’t face the pressures and stress of a trial” and the trial was dismissed.

Most Lions fans have chalked this up to clickbait, and a bunch of nothing.  Which surprised me a little, but that’s fine.  However, I think something to keep in mind is that if there was a “good” time for this to surface, the offseason is just that.  It’s the offseason.  This shouldn’t be a distraction later on down the road when the Lions are making a playoff push (I’m wishfully thinking here!).

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