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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
 


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: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 1:36 am
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

Other sports have ways of taking care of these issues, in Hockey you get your head split by a stick!, In baseball you get a fastball to the....well it doesn't really matter it hurts anywhere! Maybe if someone gets up and kicks his a!@ he won't do it again! Anybody remember the old Sega Football game where you had to pound the controller as fast as you could to win the fight? I loved that! I don't buy the he's young or things get so intense crap! He's played at a high level for a while now. Get control of yourself or get help!


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 1:24 am
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Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 1:23 am
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

Red Flag Alert! Something has gone wrong with Big Suh! This guy never showed any of this type of behavior at Nebraska, at least not on the field. I guess it's always possible that we didn't hear about everything in the locker room but how do you go from a guy who swerves to miss an animal when driving to stomping on opponents when they are down and the play is over? Somebody better reign him in before he has big trouble!



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 1:22 am
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

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

This is a bunch os BS. The only thing players in the locker room have said is the "expect" he will get a suspension.

Sportsline and their crappy reporting.



Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 1:11 am
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

Well, I think that a four game suspension works great.  That way, he gets to come back the week that the Lions travel to Green Bay. Then Ndamekung can use that opportunity to apologize face to face with #62.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:55 am
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

@scoflei 
A two game penalty is unacceptable!  If this crime was committed on the street, Suh would be sitting in jail
Are you really this STUPID, why yes you are. If you tackled someone in the street you would go to jail, IDIOT! Full Contact anything outside sports is a crime, MORON.


Great post Draper, I hate it when people use the stupid argument that guy used.  I'm pretty sure tackling somebody on the street would result in serious consequences but it happens almost every play in the NHL.  Fighting isn't allowed on the streets either but they do it in hockey all the time.  Maybe anybody involved in a hockey fight needs to spend some time in the slammer?

On a serious not I already agreed with everybody that said Suh should be suspended for a game or two because what he did was really stupid and he deserves a suspension.  But people are acting like he had a knife hidden on him somewhere and used it to cut a player wide open.  They can't suspend him for much longer then 1 or 2 games because history in the NFL says they can't.   If Haynesworth stomps a guy in the face and gets 5 games, and James Harrison who intentionally and repeatedly hurt other players with illegal hits got zero games, Suh's suspension has to fall somewhere in between zero and five.   And since it wasn't close to as bad as what Haynesworth did, the number of games he misses has to be closer to zero then five... so 1 or most likely 2 makes a lot of sense.

 



Since: Feb 19, 2010
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:31 am
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

Well said, Draper1997.  I have to admit as well that the amount of controversy surrounding Suh's stomp has reached epic proportions with a lot of the public.  While I am a Lions fan and I do feel embarrassed by the way that Suh presented himself in front of his fans and the rest of the country, I do believe that he is still a very young player who still has a lot to learn in this league about professional conduct.  He is a very passionate player, but the discipline he will be facing will definitely be a wake-up call for him to understand that sometimes, his passion for the game also needs to be more controlled for his sake and for the sake of the other players.  Let the NFL be the final judge and jury and let him learn from his mistakes.  If he doesn't, then he'll see when the league comes down even harder in the future.  I just hope it doesn't happen again because I don't want it to affect the entire team.  They've come a long way since the forgettable 0-16 season three years ago and I do believe things will get even better for the Lions in the future.   


draper1997
Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:04 am
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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:00 pm
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Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

They should give him an extra game for trying to insult our collective IQ by lying like a rug.  I didn't like the stomp, but I could somewhat understand a guy losing his temper and doing something stupid in the heat of the moment.

Just man up and admit you screwed up and I could forgive it a lot easier. 


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