Detroit News columnist Rob Parker apologized to Detroit Lions coach Rod Marinelli for making a joke about Marinelli's daughter and her husband, who just happens to be the Lions' defensive coordinator. But Marinelli says he doesn't accept the apology, which appeared in today's paper.
"I didn't read it, but I was told a little bit about it. I don't accept anything," Marinelli told MLive.com. "... Because his intent was to stir me up which is never going to happen. I can shoulder anything you bring. Easy. I can shoulder anything you bring.''
Parker's comment to Marinelli -- "do you wish your daughter had married a better defensive coordinator?'' -- crossed the line, and I can't say I blame Marinelli for saying he won't accept the apology. This has been a miserable season for Marinelli, but he comes out of this run-in looking a lot better than Parker does.
Rod Marinelli Won't Accept Rob Parker's Apology for Question About His Daughter originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 22 Dec 2008 15:52:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.