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    Matt Patricia indicted, not tried in 1996 sexual assault case.

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sp...ault/34742627/

    This is certainly going to cause a stir in the media.

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    Why does this come out now!.,?!?
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    Marketability rating just went from a D- to an F

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    So much for the Patriot way...


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    and Syracuse has sucked for years
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    The Lions said it missed Patricia's indictment because the background check only searched for criminal convictions.

    Did Patricia not have to disclose whether he'd ever been arrested before??
    Source: https://twitter.com/AdrienneLaw/stat...92215370711040

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    10 minutes after I changed my signature

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    STATEMENT FROM MATT PATRICIA

    “As someone who was falsely accused of this very serious charge over 22 years ago, and never given the opportunity to defend myself and clear my name, I find it incredibly unfair, disappointing, and frustrating that this story would resurface now with the only purpose being to damage my character and reputation. I firmly maintain my innocence, as I have always done.
    “I would never condone any of the behavior that was alleged and will always respect and protect the rights of anyone who has been harassed or is the victim of violence. My priorities remain the same – to move forward and strive to be the best coach, teacher, and man that I can possibly be.”

    STATEMENT FROM MARTHA FIRESTONE FORD, BOB QUINN AND ROD WOOD

    “Responding to a published report this evening from the Detroit News, The Detroit Lions are aware that a criminal charge involving sexual assault was brought against Matt Patricia in 1996. Matt was 21 at the time and on spring break in Texas. The charge was dismissed by the prosecutor at the request of the complaining individual prior to trial. As a result, Coach Patricia never had the opportunity to present his case or clear his name publicly in a court of law. He has denied that there was any factual basis for the charge. There was no settlement agreement with the complaining individual, no money exchanged hands and there was no confidentiality agreement. In discussions today with Lions management, the reporter involved acknowledged that the allegations have not been substantiated.

    “As an organization, The Detroit Lions take allegations regarding sexual assault or harassment seriously. Coach Patricia was the subject of a standard pre-employment background check which did not disclose this issue. We have spoken to Coach Patricia about this at length as well as the attorney who represented him at the time. Based upon everything we have learned, we believe and have accepted Coach Patricia’s explanation and we will continue to support him. We will continue to work with our players and the NFL to further awareness of and protections for those individuals who are the victims of sexual assault or violence.”

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    10 minutes after I changed my signature
    Just change the HO to RA

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    Patricia is meeting the press now
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    This will either die down after a few days/weeks or the alleged victim will come forward and a ****storm will ensue...IMO the Lions dropped the ball on this. Not because they hired Patricia, but they failed to do their due diligence. Apparently, Patricia never disclosed this incident prior to the story breaking overnight. Makes sense honestly, why would Patricia tell the Lions about an incident that he officially never stood trial for? But the Lions should've been aware of this even before they brought him in for an interview if they did a thorough background check.

    Patricia looks bad
    Lions look worse IMO


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    and Syracuse has sucked for years
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwo35 View Post
    this will either die down after a few days/weeks or the alleged victim will come forward and a ****storm will ensue...imo the lions dropped the ball on this. Not because they hired patricia, but they failed to do their due diligence. Apparently, patricia never disclosed this incident prior to the story breaking overnight. Makes sense honestly, why would patricia tell the lions about an incident that he officially never stood trial for? But the lions should've been aware of this even before they brought him in for an interview if they did a thorough background check.

    Patricia looks bad
    lions look worse imo
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    This is a tough story in the current climate,as JWO35 says,if the woman comes forward all bets are off.I certainly didn't see this one coming!

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    I believe him, nothing happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionsfanfromsac View Post
    I believe him, nothing happened.
    agreed.

    You can't just bring this up 20 years later after not wanting to talk about it. this is ****ed up for Patricia.. everyone is going to view him differently now. #DetriotVsEverybody ... of course nothing came out when he was in New England.

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