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Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Posted on: November 24, 2011 4:56 pm
Edited on: November 24, 2011 6:45 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson



This year, the Green Bay Packers should be thankful for Lions' defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's fiery nature. Suh's decision to stomp Green Bay offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith's arm in the Packers 27-15 victory over the Lions got him booted

My colleague Ryan Wilson pointed out that Suh's likely to get suspended and that's a very probable scenario. But we won't know anything from the NFL this week, as the league's going to wait until Monday to levy any punishment on Suh.

CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman reports that Suh won't be punished until "all games" have been played, meaning Suh won't know about his (likely?) fine and (probable?) suspension until Tuesday at the earliest.

An apology from Suh between now and then would go a long way towards mitigating any punishment from the league. However, Suh said he will not apologize for the incident on Thanksgiving and, as noted by our Lions Rapid Reporter John Kreger, that he believes the ejection was unwarranted.

"I was on top of a guy being pulled down and trying to get up off the ground, which is why you see me pushing his helmet down," Suh said, via Kreger. "As I'm getting up, I'm getting pushed so I'm getting myself unbalanced. ... With that a lot of people are going to interpret it as or create their own storylines, ... but I know what I did, and the man upstairs knows what I did."

Having watched the clip a few times with the family, even my 11-year-old cousin thought it was obvious that Suh didn't glean much from the meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York, as his decision to launch a cleat towards Dietrich-Smith's arm was pretty intentional. (Although in fairness he also knew what the last rejected BRI proposal in the NBA lockout was.)

And Suh can preach all he wants that the incident was accidental, but the picture above -- featuring a Packer trying to hold him back, a Packer telling him to stop, and Suh still going for the stomp -- is pretty incriminating.


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Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

does not deserve to make any money playing this game



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

just a trashy dirty player,  does not deserve to be in the nfl



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: November 25, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Lion Nation? Too funny. Lions stink for 20+ years and now its Lion Nation?  How many people belong to Lion Nation, 5? And assuming there is a Lion Nation (ROFLMAO), who voted you the spokesperson? I have many friends who are Lion fans (not part of your nation) who are already saying without Suh, they won't make the playoffs. Typical Lion fans, trying to figure out why they will be missing the playoffs again. Lion Nation? I almost pee'd my pants when I read that.


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Since: Nov 24, 2011
Posted on: November 25, 2011 10:56 am
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Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: November 25, 2011 10:47 am
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Since Suh can't understand what he did was just wrong, the NFL needs to suspend Suh and make him apologize to Dietrich-Smith.   Suh is acting like a child, so the NFL needs to treat him like one.  He needs to admit he was wrong if he will ever change his ways.  Otherwise throw him out long enough to think about it.



Since: Jun 24, 2008
Posted on: November 25, 2011 10:25 am
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

The guy is trash, no doubt.  He deserves any punishment the NFL opts to impose.  Just one thing though, metal spikes?  If you are under the impression that metal spikes are allowed in football ( at any level ) you are mistaken.



Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: November 25, 2011 9:55 am
 

Suh is a waste of life.

Seriously, this guy is a waste of life. Grade A, 100%, low-class human waste. Everything isn't his fault, he's the victim, he did nothing wrong, blah, blah, blah......What trash.



Since: Feb 19, 2010
Posted on: November 25, 2011 9:45 am
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

As a Lions fan, I will say that you are being very stereotypical of Lions fans and their response to the Suh incident.  I was at the game and they did not show the replay on the big screen.  I saw the incident on tv afterwards.  I agree that what Suh did was uncalled for.  Would I blame the Lions not making the playoffs on any potential suspension?  Heck no.  I speak for the Lions nation by saying that if we don't make the playoffs, it will be for a variety of reasons:  1.)  Lack of an effective running game, 2.) Matt Stafford's inconsistent play and increased interceptions over the last several weeks, 3.) Undisciplined penalties at inopportune times, and 4.) Missed tackles and coverages.  To think Lions fans will say it's because of Suh's actions alone makes you very gullible and misinformed.  Lions fans are very passionate fans and optimistic fans, but we are not stupid.
 



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: November 25, 2011 7:43 am
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

im sorry if me and u were playing a game of football among friends and i tackled you to hard and u started slamming my head into the ground that is criminal assult. you are trying to inflict personal injury. why else would you repeadly ram someones head to the ground? only reason is to cause pain. then he gets up and clearly stomps this mans arm while wearing metal spikes? to me thats assault with a deadly weapon..  say one of the spike punctured an artiery and he bled to death you wouldnt think he would be arrested for murder?



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: November 25, 2011 7:38 am
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

pure piece of crap.. Lions ownership needs to be fined maybe then he will understand that when his boss loses money he will too.. this should be a 6 figure fine.. almost 1 million kids where watching this game and now parents of these kids have to explain why he did that and why its not ok.. . another poor kid given money and now dont know how to behave


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