McCarthy responds to Josh Sitton's comments about Lions' 'scumbags'
Ndamukong Suh, Josh Sitton. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The head coach of the Green Bay Packers has responded to comments offensive guard Josh Sitton made about the Detroit Lions coach, calling him an expletive and some of his players "dirtbags" and "scumbags" less than 48 hours before being scheduled to play them on Thanksgiving Day.
"I heard about them. Really, when matters like that happen with the media, the only thing I ask our players is to not create questions for everybody else in the locker room. Those comments did not create that," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy on 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News" on Wednesday.
"They definitely do not reflect how we go about our business here. It was discussed with the football team," he later said Wednesday.
Sitton made his comments on WSSP Radio in response to a question about the Lions' defense and going after quarterbacks to potentially hurt them.
There is a history of dirty play by the Detroit Lions defense against the Green Bay Packers:
- The 2011 ejection of Ndamakong Suh after stomping on offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith
- A 2013 incident where Suh kicked the knee of quarterback Aaron Rodgers