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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
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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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Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Wow up at 5:30 to deliver the papers BEAVER,or to your job serving coffee at the Mc Donalds.You read every post I write and comment on everyone too,and make up these childish comment trying to feel like a tough guy or something.You are just like redwings you talk tough hiding behind a computer.I really feel sad for you,because you have the right to just skip what I have to say but no you can't do that because you are a LOSER.So have a nice day at the MC DONALDS.CLOWN 

HA HA...what a comeback cornball! It doesn't surprise me at all that you would try to attack me personally! When are you gonna figure out that no one cares what you say here...you opinion is obviously one that doesn't favor the Lions or Tigers or probably any Detroit team or even the city most likely!

I will continue to point out, every time I see your posts here, what a bias moron you are...so get used to it because I come here to read all the Dertoit articles! And I've honestly started to get a chuckle after I read your post because they are just so stupid and one sided!

So with all that being said...I hoped you just go away and your obviously not, but nethier am I!! So you keep posting your useless dribble and I'll keep laughing and calling you a cornball!


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:39 pm
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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:35 pm
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Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

And I will say I still disagree with you Dunta Robinson was fined 2 times not 3 or 4 and One of those hits Macklin seemed to be at fault for not protecting himself.And as For Harison 2 of these so called h2h hits were not even flagged.

And every player leads with his head when you are running and trying to make a tackle your head of course is going to be leaning in.And again it is almost impossible to bend your head and not se where you are going and then hit a guy directly on the head.And why is it that Lion fans are always blaming somone else.This is aboutSuh VOTED the dirtiest player in the game Trying to stomp on someone.
Not getting flagged doesn't mean anything.  Stafford wasn't flagged when he blatantly grabbed the back of DJ Moore's helmet to throw him to the ground.  Refs miss calls all the time.  

No offense brian -- but you are taught from a young age to tackle with your shoulder.  Of course your helmet is first, but you first point of contact on a tackle isn't supposed to be your helmet.  That is how you hurt yourself or the player you are tackling.

And I'm not blaming anyone else -- Suh was rightfully so voted the dirtiest player.  The guy needs to learn how to keep his emotions in check.  He deserves not only the fine, but the suspension he received too.  I don't think you are going to find any rationale Lions fan who is going to "defend" Suh actions in the GB game.  What was more sickening to me was the postgame interview where he tried to justify it.  The guy is who he is.  If he doesn't change, he is going to spend more time hurting the Lions than helping them, as the fines and suspension will continue to come.  He is still young though -- so MAYBE, that is a big maybe, he will get a grip and learn how to keep his emotions in check. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:32 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Lastly -- I will say the same thing I said to brian8ball -- if the H2H hits are unavoidable.  Explain to me how guys like James Harrison and Dunta Robinson are the poster boys for H2H hits???  Are they just really unlucky???  Or do they lead with their helmets???

Mike. Brian8ball already answered you.  He said that on 2 occasions Harrison didn't even get a flag on the play so they don't count. So basically if Suh wouldn't have been caught by the refs and flagged, a good stomp to the nuts would have been a clean play.  Bad luck to Suh I guess since he got caught....  same goes for Harrison.  Helmet to helmet hits are ok if you aren't flagged.   And another great point that Brian8ball tried to make is we're talking about Suh here and precedent should mean nothing ( well, he didn't say precendent because he doesn't know what that means, but...).   So what the genius 8ball is saying makes sense.  Only what Suh does matters.. everybody else can try and hurt people and that's ok because their name isn't Suh....  and those players play football for better teams which is important as well....

See Mike.. I'm learning.... I think I've figured it out....  :) 


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:28 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Is Skillet my new nickname or something???  I've been called alot of things, but never been called skillet.  LOL

LOL   Sorry, my bad.  I think I did it more then once too.... I've responded to him lately and got confused. 


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:22 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

By this line of "reasoning", attempted murder shouldn't be a crime; intent is irrelevant. Yikes.  I really have to wonder about anyone protecting Suh as to why they would put homerism over integrity, sportsmanship, and fair play.  It is the sort of conclusion a self-serving teen-ager would reach rather than a mature adult.

What the hell are you talking about.  You quoted both myself and Skillet...... we both said multipl times Suh deserved the suspension and any fines he gets.  What else do you want us to say??? How are we protecting Suh?   The only thing we both said in our posts is helmet to helmet hits are dangerous as hell and they aren't always accidental and they too need to be punished.  The fact of the matter is nobody in NFL has actually been suspended for a helmet to helmet hit, yet these hits cause serious concussions that may come back and haunt the injured person for the rest of his life.  So my main point for people that say Suh's 2 game suspension isn't enough is until the league is willing to suspend others for intent to injure using helmet to helmet hits, 2 games is more then enough.

If you think Suh should get more then 2 games, then Goodell needs to start suspending players for helmut to helmut hits.  If they get zero games for their hits and just fines, then 2 games for Suh is fair.  If they started suspending players for 2 or 3 games on a regular basis for H2H hits then I'm fine with Suh getting 5 or 6 or 10 games the next time he screws up. 

But you can't tell me H2H hits shouldn't be punished at all regardless of their intent to injure but tell me Suh's intent to injure should mean a season out of football.



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:17 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Skillet. Notice how people refuse to accept the fact Suh hasn't really hurt anybody in the NFL with any of his hits?
Is Skillet my new nickname or something???  I've been called alot of things, but never been called skillet.  LOL


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