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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: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: November 25, 2011 2:36 am
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

And now the Lion season starte to implode. Haynesworth got 5 games for a similar incident. If the Lions had any balls, they wouldn't wait for the Commisioner to suspend him, they would do it themselves. Who was Haynesworth's defense coach when he stomped on the head of Andre Gurode?  Non other then Lion coach Jim "I wanna Shake Your Hand" Schwartz. Coincidence? Not saying Schwartz coaches his players to play dirty, he just condones it. Suh has been playing dirty all year which is why he is likely done for the season. I wouldn't be surprised if the suspension carries over to next year although that would be a little too extreme. NFL players (his peers) have voted him the dirtiest player and the NFL has to set an example. Lion fans will whine that it was too harsh but thats what you would expect from Lion fans. They will blame the suspension on why they missed the playoffs instead of putting the blame of the suspension on Suh and the blame of ANOTHER failed season on the fact they aren't that good.




Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:49 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Radio155,

Just remember what you said and don't go crying about dirty play when somebody chop blocks Suh into early retirement, they're only playing hard.



Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:44 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

If he did the same thing in a parking lot, he would be arrested. Bashing a guy's head into the ground 3x and then stomping on him is not part of the game.  It is way past unsportsmanlike conduct.  It is criminal behavior and should be treated as such.



Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:36 pm
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Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Gup: Criminal assault? LOL. 
"What Suh did had nothing to do with football."
 I disagree. What Suh did, did have something to do with football. It occured during the course of the contest and his actions were rightly deemed as unsportsmanlike conduct. Suh was penalized and ejected. I do not condone or approve of Suh's behavior but let's try and keep things in perspective.

For an elucidation on Suh's idiotic behavior, please see jayddrew's excellent post.





Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 10:53 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

What Suh did had nothing to do with football.  It wasn't a late hit out of pounds or going after a defenseless player while making a tackle.  What he did bordered on criminal assault,  He bashed a guys head into the turf 3x and then stomped on him.  If I was the Packer, I would file assault charges.  At minimum, Goodell should suspend him for the rest of the season.  The Lions are a despicable team.  I am glad I have no interest in that division.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 10:34 pm
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Since: Oct 28, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Perhaps we should try not to use the word "thug" to define football players.  The definition of "thug" alludes to criminal activity.  The play of people like Suh, Romanowski, Haynesworth, Harrison, Dobler, etc. is, without a doubt, unsportsmanlike.   But I am unaware of these or any "dirty" players actually committing crimes.  I would hope that no one would use this as a racist connotation either, as dirty players appear to come in all races.
   That said, Suh just doesn't get it. I agree with Shannon Sharpe - a couple of game fines, monetary and game play, might get his attention.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 10:30 pm
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Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Go away.


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