Late in the third quarter of the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions game, the Lions were penalized for personal foul on quarterback Carson Palmer. The Lions’ Israel Idonije was the recipient of the personal foul after he took a play out of Ndamukong Suh’s book and dived at Palmer’s legs.
That in itself isn’t really news worthy. What is kind of fishy though is the fist bump Palmer and the referee exchanged after the call. The referee who gave Palmer the fist bump is Pete Morelli.
I don’t think there is any kind of foul play, but it looks bad. Players complain to referees when they disagree, they praise referees when things go their way as well, it’s just the cycle of things. There is some kind of desire to tell a referee good job when you like the call because it could get them to stay in your favor the rest of the game.
I don’t know if thats what Palmer was trying to do but it doesn’t look it was a very spontaneous fist bump, it looked like he sought it out.