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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
 
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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mowse
Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:43 pm
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Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

From the picture, it's obvious that the gravitational balance is off at Ford Field. Shame on anyone who believes that foot stomp was intentional.




Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Not really.  People would be calling him things like "poor white trash" instead of a thug.  The class and society placement wouldn't be much different. 


stewmustgo
Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 8:34 pm
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Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

I do not understand the hysterical reaction to what was a nonconsequential play. This is hardly different from Suh getting a fine for a perfectly cleam hit on Cutler last year. suh is a marked man by the league and if he were white none of you would be calling him a thug and that is the truth.



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: November 24, 2011 8:05 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

As a Lions fan I'd like to apologize for my team keeping this thug on our team. He's an embarassment to the team, the sport and I hope the league works with the team to simply void his contract and send him packing.



Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

To anyone outside the the Lions fan commenting earlier on this page, it is obvious what he did was intentional and it is a trend of how he plays  the game that will draw even more attention.  To the previous comment that he obviously didnt hurt the man, it is not the issue.  It is the intent, and he will never be the dominant all pro his talent should allow him to be.  He will be a marked man throughout the league unless he learns to be aggressive but clean!! 



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Radio,
Like I said, you're coming off as just as much a classless thug as the player you're defending. He didn't acidentally step on his opponent. He tried to deliberately stomp on the guy. Be a competitor, but play with some class. Try to beat your opponent until the whistle sounds, then respect his effort. He can't do either and it reflects who he really is.  What a loser- both you and Suh. Kharma does indeed have an effect. In this case, I see the Lions ending up a .500 team and in a downward spiral.



Since: Apr 4, 2010
Posted on: November 24, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

"Stop being so soft and finding excuses to complain about a player you wish you had on your team.  Suh is extremely talented and plays with both emotion and heart.  Don't bring him down for playing hard.  Maybe the team you root for should learn from Suh.  Go Lions!!!"
One can only hope that posts like this are not indicative of the majority of Lions fans.  Idiot.  Suh and morons like this should be banned from football.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2011 7:47 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

  Your an idiot.... enjoy the loss :)


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