Allen had this to say about the city of Detroit:
I don't like going to Detroit. I'll be honest, it's gloomy, it sucks. Everything is brown and then there is snow on the ground. There's like Brownstones everywhere and I'm like, "Awesome." I don't know, I couldn't do it. If I had to live in Detroit, I think I'd just drown myself in the river that was across the way.
I'm not trying to be mean, but it's just depressing when I go there. There's two cities like I don't go out to eat or don't do anything. It's Detroit and New Orleans. New Orleans looks like I'm driving through a third-world country every time I get off the plane, I'm like, "Oh, flak jacket." I'm trying to get down. I'm like, "Ah, crap, I can't carry my gun here. This sucks."
The interview is pretty hilarious, but it's hard to fathom how Allen has the audacity to talk smack about cities with the Vikings sitting on two wins on the season.
Ndamukong Suh isn't going to be participating in this affair, as he serves the second game of his two-game suspension, the Lions have lost three of their last four and they proved by taking the Lions into overtime in their first encounter that they could hang with Detroit. Why give the vulnerable Lions added motivation?
Did Jared Allen's comments cross the line?
Allen's funny-guy routine never fails to entertain, but people from Detroit have the right to be offended. This stand-up comedy routine has undoubtedly made Allen an even bigger target than he already was.
Allen has 14.5 sacks, four safeties and four forced fumbles. He's in the running for Defensive Player of the Year honors, but his team is woeful.
He may not be in any trouble this weekend, but his teammates are going to fall victim to the fired-up Lions.
The Lions will seek revenge over these comments this week. And coincidentally, the Vikings happen to play the Saints the following week.