May 25, 2024

Terrion Arnold, the Detroit Lions cornerback, loves his mother, but he paid her a different kind of homage a few days before Mother’s Day on Sunday.

Of course, there is a backstory to that quotation.
Arnold, whom the Lions picked with the 24th selection in the NFL Draft out of Alabama, and his mother were very close growing up and battled with each other, which helped Arnold develop his competitive personality.

“Even when I was a kid, when I used to beat my mom at racing,” he said via Nolan Bianchi of the Detroit News. “We used to fight when I was younger, just wrestling and playing around. Like, man, I’ll never forget one time, my mom kicked my tooth out because we were going at it so hard.”

Detroit moved up to draft Arnold, who was attending the Lions’ rookie minicamp over the weekend. Arnold wore No. 0 during the rookie minicamp. He is part of Detroit’s revamp of the cornerback position from last season.

The team also selected Missouri’s Ennis Rakestraw Jr. in the second round after acquiring Carlton Davis III from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and signed Amik Robertson as a free agent from the Las Vegas Raiders.

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