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Packers' Sitton pleads the 5th on Lions' talk

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Josh Sitton's feelings about the Detroit Lions probably have not changed in the past 10 months, but this time he's keeping them to himself.

Last November, the Green Bay Packers left guard ripped the Lions defense and then-coach Jim Schwartz by calling them “a bunch of dirtbags or scumbags” before the Thanksgiving game at Ford Field.

With a return trip to Detroit this weekend, all Sitton would say about the Lions' defense is "it’s pretty much the same defense; it’s very similar" under new coach Jim Caldwell.

When asked if they are still dirtbags or scumbags, Sitton smiled and said: "I have no idea. I plead the fifth."

The Lions got the last laugh last season, when they throttled the Aaron Rodgers-less Packers 40-10 on Thanksgiving.

But even after that game, Sitton would not back down.

"I said what I said," Sitton said at the time. "I’m not taking it back."