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Stephen Tulloch's 'Discount Double Check' Taunt Ends His Season (Video)

By    |   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 07:03 AM

Stephen Tulloch's attempt to mock Aaron Rodgers' "Discount Double Check" celebration dance during Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers ended with a serious knee injury that will sideline the Detroit Lions linebacker for the remainder of the season.

The incident happened in the first quarter of the game at Detroit's Ford Field after Tulloch sacked the popular Packers quarterback, ending Green Bay's opening drive. The middle linebacker popped up from the ground and moved his hands across his body the way Rodgers does in the State Farm "Discount Double Check" commercials when his knee gave way and he fell to the ground, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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Tulloch tried to stay in for a few more plays on the Lions' next defensive series but ultimately had to leave the game. On Monday, the team put Tulloch on the injured reserve list with a torn ACL, according to Fox Sports.

"It's unfortunate," he told reporters after the game. "You're passionate about the game and you want to get up and celebrate and it happened. People do it a million times, but unfortunately it happened to me, but like I said, I've been healthy for nine years of my career, I've never missed a game, let alone damn near plays. Sitting on the sideline is new to me. It's sickening. But I'll be all right. I'll get back right and be able to help this team move forward if everything goes well."

Rodgers developed his famous "Championship belt" touchdown dance when he was a rookie quarterback backing up Brett Favre in 2005.

He later turned it into a multi-million dollar ad campaign with State Farm.

Tulloch's misfortune is already being compared to Arizona Cardinals' field goal kicker Bill Gramatica, who tore an ACL while celebrating a field goal in 2001, and Washington Redskins quarterback Gus Frerotte who head-butted a wall during a touchdown celebration in 1997 and had to leave the game because of wooziness and back spasms, according to WBBM-TV.





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Stephen Tulloch's attempt to mock Aaron Rodgers' "Discount Double Check" celebration dance during Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers ended with a serious knee injury that will sideline the Detroit Lions linebacker for the remainder of the season.
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