“It’s not a distraction because we have moved on from him,” Raiola said. “If he wants to be an a——, let him be an a——. It’s not my problem. What we can control is the guys who want to be here. I want people who want to be here and I think everybody else wants the same thing”.
Young returned to practice this week, but there are no guarantees he will play against the Colts on Week 13. In fact based on Raiola’s comments, Young’s status for the rest of the season doesn’t sound very optimistic. Raiola is the leader in the Lions locker room, and his message is something that Young should receive loud and clear, if he interested in taking the next step to being a great receiver.