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Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

Posted on: November 27, 2011 10:58 am
Edited on: November 28, 2011 11:18 am
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Posted by Ryan Wilson

We probably won't know Ndamukong Suh's fate until Monday or Tuesday, but that doesn't mean it's still not one of the biggest stories of Week 12. Suh, one of the Lions' best players, was ejected from the Thanksgiving Day game against the Packers for stomping on Green Bay guard Evan Dietrich-Smith's arm.

On Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Suh is expected to be suspended for at least two games. 

Is Ndamukong Suh dirty?

After the his ejection Thursday, Suh offered up a lame excuse for his actions before apologizing a day later on his Facebook page.

Suh said he's now ready to move on from the incident.

"I want to reiterate my commitment to working to become a better player, and professional—on and off the field. My reaction on Thursday was unacceptable. I made a mistake, and have learned from it. I hope to direct the focus back to the task at hand — by winning," Suh wrote on Facebook.

But it's not enough to just say you're sorry and you're ready to get on with the rest of your life. In addition to how severely the NFL will punish him, there are also concerns in the Lions' locker room about Suh's antics. Specifically, some of his teammates are also tired of it. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora confirmed as much during Sunday's NFL GameDay Morning.

"The interesting thing, there are people in his own locker room that think [a suspension's] called for," La Canfora said.



Does a reported two-game punishment fit the crime? No idea. (Worth noting: CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman warns that, given NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's history of suspending players, we shouldn't expect a huge punishment for Suh.) But if it's to the point where Suh's teammates are fed up, then maybe a stiffer sanction will have a better chance of getting through to him, and in his words, help him "to become a better player, and professional—on and off the field."

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Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:35 am
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

I was embarrassed when he did it and if a suspension is what he needs to help him grow then serve it up.  He is only 24 years old and still has some maturing to do.  That said I do like the fact that he plays with a nasty streak.  He is a perfect fit for our city.  I don't remember too many people outside of the state of Michigan liking Bill Laimbeer, nor Rick Mahorn very much either, but their toughness and nastiness helped win two back-to-back titles for the Detroit Pistons.  I can remember seeing plenty of opposing teams thinking twice before driving the lane against the Bad Boys.  It's that same nastiness that I hope other teams fear when they come between the tackles.  Detroit is a tough town that doesn't get any sympathy from the rest of the country, and other teams shouldn't expect anything other than a punch in the mouth.  Detroit Lions football will be just fine as they continue to grow in the right direction. 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:30 am
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

I've been a defender of this guy and a big fan, but what happened on thursday is ridiculous and the fact that he still didn't apologize to the player he stomped even in his redoux on Friday makes it even worse. They have to use the Haynesworth stomp as Gurode a few years ago as a template for this suspension, two games is okay, but a couple more may be warrented.


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:29 am
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Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:27 am
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

Well if Haynesworth got 5 games and he had no history of these kinda actions on the field, im pretty sure Suh would get 5 also. Plus he had a meeting a week or 2 before this with goodell so i think itll be stiff considering he was just told about what is right and what is wrong on the field. I would say he prob needs some therapy or something but not sure what kind of therapy would be for being overly aggressive. Granted thursdays was more of angermanagment but all QB hits are just his hate of people.



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:23 am
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

Ndamukong Suh needs to admit his mistakes.  From there he can begin to rebuild.  The problem is the denial and arrogance towards the situation.




Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:19 am
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

Haha, same old Lions...
 



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:11 am
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

this guy sure seems to be playing under his own set of rules. they need to do something to get his attention and a suspension sure seems appropriate in this case. get him back in line before he gets too far out to reach


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