Lomas Brown regrets letting Scott Mitchell get injured

  • By Dan Hanzus
  • Updated: Dec. 27, 2012 at 02:26 p.m.

Former Detroit Lions lineman Lomas Brown did himself no favors when he foolishly bragged on radio about purposely missing a block to help get teammate Scott Mitchell injured during a game in 1994.

Brown was sufficiently roasted in the national forum, and poor Scott Mitchell -- a guy who had once invited Brown into his house as a dinner guest -- called the revelation "disappointing" and "painful."

Rightly sensing his misplaced bravado made him out to be, well, a total jerk, Brown went into damage-control mode during a Thursday appearance on ESPN's "First Take."

"That was 1994, and I was extremely frustrated with the situation that was going on," Brown said, via PFT. "And, you know, I didn't try to get the guy hurt, but that's what ended up happening."

Of course, Brown had previously stated that getting Mitchell injured and out of the game was exactly what he was trying to do. Lomas Brown should just stop talking for awhile.

"I should have been more tactful about how I said that," Brown said of his initial comments. "It came off boastful. And I shouldn't have said it that way. I said it, I can't take it back, but I shouldn't have said it the way I said it."

No, Lomas. You shouldn't have said it all.