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Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Posted on: November 29, 2011 10:28 am
Edited on: November 29, 2011 3:54 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson



As CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman noted earlier, Ndamukong Suh was suspended two games without pay by the NFL on Tuesday for his actions in Detroit's loss to Green Bay on Thanksgiving.

Suh received the suspension due to the fact that the incident in the Packers-Lions game was Suh's fifth on-field violation over the past two years, according to the NFL.

"NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks notified Ndamukong Suh today that he has been suspended without pay for the Lions' next two games for his unsportsmanlike conduct in the Lions-Packers game on Thanksgiving Day," a statement from the NFL, obtained by Freeman, reads. "It was Suh's fifth violation of on-field rules in the past two seasons that has resulted in league discipline. Suh may not practice or be at the team practice facility for any other activities during the two-game suspension.

"He will be reinstated on December 12. Under the CBA, the suspension may be appealed within three business days. If appealed, an expedited hearing and decision would take place this week in advance of this weekend's games."

Suh drew a lot of criticism for his decision not to apologize for his actions, then apologize via Facebook (!), then finally call Roger Goodell on Sunday night and apologize for his actions on Thursday.

Suh isn't the only one who stands to lose money here ($164,000, to be exact). The Lions could also be a little lighter in their proverbial wallets. Freeman explains:

"League rules stipulate that when a player is suspended or fined, the amount of the fine, up to a maximum of $50,000 per infraction, counts towards a club's season total.

"If a team reaches $100,000 in fines the club must forfeit $50,000. If a team reaches $150,000, then it must forfeit an additional $25,000, and match any subsequent fine/suspension amounts for remainder of season.

So, bottom line, the Suh suspension put the Lions over that $100,000 season total. Lions players have already been fined at least that much this season so not only is that $100,000 mark already likely been reached, the next mark could be as well. The team fine would happen at the end of the season once all appeals and reductions are accounted for."

There's more (of course there is): a source close to the embattled defensive tackle tells Freeman that Suh has appealed his suspension. "Suh was urged, I'm told, by union and others that suspension was heavy handed and he should appeal. He officially has."

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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:44 pm
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Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

nklah9,

Good post, I think right now the Lions have a better team than the Cutler-less Bears, but unfortunately they have a tougher schedule, which could be what determines which team (if either of them) gets into the playoffs. Both could still miss out on the post-season. The Lions have played some of the best running teams in the NFL, with 7 opponents being in the top 10 in running the ball. Just 4 weeks ago the Lions were 28th in rushing defense so they have improved, they just dug a pretty deep hole in rushing defense. Should be interesting the rest of the way.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Stafford has been on the decline as a passer as well.  In September his QB rating was 110, dropping to 91 in October and all the way down to 73 in November.  Unless he turns it around quick, December looks to be pretty dismal for Lions fans.  Add to that the loss of Jahvid and the more recent (potential) loss of K. Smith, the lack of a running game in Detroit (or even the threat of one) makes the Lions just as one dimensional as the Cutler-less Bears.  Not too tough to stop a one dimensional team that doesn't play their home games in Green Bay.

We can all make arguements for our beloved teams, so I'll make one for Stafford...his freakin index finger is broken! But iread yesterday that the gloves are off this week so hopefully the interceptions stop! As far as the running game goes...the NFL has now become a passing league (just in case you havn't noticed).

So with that being said, it's gonna be easier for the Lions to be one dimensional than it is the Bears. The Lions can still keep teams guessing with a bad run game, but if the Bears can't throw the ball with any kind of consistency teams will just put 8 men in the box, shut down the run and just sit back and dare Hanie to throw the ball!

Sorry man, the road looks tuffer for the Bears to me!!



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Show me where I said the last wildcard spot is automatic.  I said the Lions still have a great chance, that's all I said.  The problem with some of you people is either you don't know how to read, don't know how to interpret what you read or are out to start arguments.
redwings-

It's pretty clear to me, thanks to you pointing it out that I fit into all of your catagories because the next quote I took from your posts has clearly been misinterpreted and misread by me.  plus I like to fight.

Maybe you should cheer for the Lions from now on so when your Bears miss out on the playoffs at least you have a team in there you can cheer against?

Just a thought...
So you are not saying that the Lions will be in the playoffs and the Bears won't.  Well thanks for clearing that up.

But if you've watched any Lion or Raider games this year you know the Lions have a terrific chance to beat the Raiders.
Your breakdown of the upcoming Raiders/Lions game is flawless.  But let me try, just for fun.  The Lions started the season 5-0, then played a tough game against the 49ers, losing close and have gone 2-4 since.  Not too impressive.  The Lions do have a strong front 4, but after that group, the defense is basically just bodies.  They aren't as good against the run as one would expect either (23rd) and going up against the Raiders and their 4th ranked rushing offense looks to be a significant challenge. 

Carson is a bit slower than a few years ago, not the best pressure QB and does struggle with linemen breathing down his neck.  That being said, the Lions have been mostly absent in opponents backfields since the Broncos game.  Over the past 3 games the Lions have reached the QB 5 times.  The 8 games before that the Lions have 24 sacks.  Pretty significant drop in pressure since the Denver game.

Stafford has been on the decline as a passer as well.  In September his QB rating was 110, dropping to 91 in October and all the way down to 73 in November.  Unless he turns it around quick, December looks to be pretty dismal for Lions fans.  Add to that the loss of Jahvid and the more recent (potential) loss of K. Smith, the lack of a running game in Detroit (or even the threat of one) makes the Lions just as one dimensional as the Cutler-less Bears.  Not too tough to stop a one dimensional team that doesn't play their home games in Green Bay.

While Detroit is slumping, the Bears defense and Special Teams are surging.  In their last 6 games, including the most recent loss, the Bears have allowed just over 18 points a game, a marked improvement over the nearly 25 ppg they allowed over the first 5 weeks.  Sure Hanie throws the ball around like a blind wildabeast, but that sort of play can be curbed, put in a more basic pass package, minimize turnovers and make Hanie a play manager and not ask him to be a playmaker.  The Bears defense wins their games, not the Bears offense.  If Martz can keep Hanie in check, the Bears have more than a decent chance to win most of the time.

So in short, you did say the Lions were going to the playoffs, the Lions are slumping and have a pretty decent shot at actually missing the playoffs, I can't read or intrpret people's writing and I am trying to start fights.  There you have it.



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Skillet,
so just answer this one question for me then please.You know that Redwings has ben a jerkoff to me too,with his name calling and threats,I am in no way saying I dont give it back to him.But you know for sure that he made up a fake message and posted it and said I sent it.So did you report him.And if you did not WHY NOT.Do you think that making a fake message and saying someone else said it is not that bad.

You and Redwing have been going at it for months now, I dont even know if either of you know how it all got started. I have decided it is in my best interest to stay out of other peoples arguments for the most part.

The only time I reported you was for a post directed at me, and it didnt even get accepted. I did not report Redwing mostly because it was not a post directed at me, in fact I am sorry I even responded to it. I should have just let it go and be between the two of you.




brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:27 pm
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Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

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Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

I am just trying to get people to understand that Suh is not appealing anything, it is the union. Suh probably will just be a fly on the wall in the room while the delegates do all of the appealing, and they wont win anyways. They know they wont win this, but unions have to appeal things like this, it keeps the balance in the relationship with the NFL and the NFLPA


Absolutely correct!! Even when people are more obviously wrong than Suh was (if there's a way to do that) they are going to appeal...it's all part of the checks and balnces between NFL and the NFLPA. I suppose Suh could demand that they not appeal but what the hell, if they can get it knocked down to 1 game, why not!! 


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:19 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Morning Skillet,
I never said he was wrong for appealing the suspension.I was in the Local 3 electricians union and I understand the appeals process.What I said was do the suspension and move on HOPEFULLY in the right direction.And there are alot of people with degrees that are stupid,only a stupid person would do what he did and then make up that STUPID explanation afte the game.And it is not lie colleges don't give star players 
a little help in getting those degree's. Now I don't want to get you mad Skillet like you told Redwings you have reported me and you are trying to get my acct banned.Why does that not surprise me.

Brian. I have a serious question for you and no, I'm not kidding or at least for one post I'm not trying to slam you. Here it is....

Are you bi-polar or schitzophrenic or maybe another mental illness?  Serious question... really it is.   I look at your post to Skillet above and it's weird.  It starts off very nice with a pleasant good morning, a decent paragraph follows with some things that make sense but it ends with you being sarcastic towards the person you were just talking to... quite possibly the only person that's actually nice to you.

Seriously, if you are on meds I will leave you alone.  You're all over the place man..... 


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