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Matt Patricia tells reporter to 'sit up' during press conference

Ryan Hannable
October 31, 2018 - 2:07 pm

There was an odd exchange between Matt Patricia and a Lions reporter at his weekly press conference on Wednesday.

The reporter asked how trading Golden Tate to the Eagles on Tuesday makes the team better, and instead of answering the question right away, Patricia told the reporter to sit up.

Here's how the exchange went according to the Detroit Free Press.

Reporter: "Why do you think this move makes your franchise better?"

Patricia: "Ah, well, you know. Do me a favor just kinda sit up, just like, have a little respect for the process. Every day you come and ask me questions and you're just kinda like you know, 'gimme this.' "

Reporter: "I'm sitting ..."

Patricia: "I'm asking just to be a little respectful in this whole process."

Reporter: "Okay, that's fine."

Patricia: "So ask me a question professionally and I'll answer it for you."

Reporter: "Okay. Why do you feel like this move makes your franchise better?"

Patricia then answered the question. 

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