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Packers RB thinks Suh's suspension is 'absurd'

Posted on: December 1, 2011 4:15 pm
 
Grant on Suh: 'It was about as overboard as you can get what he did; it’s just not football' (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

As expected, Lions defensive tackle and amateur kickball player Ndamukong Suh was suspended two games for stomping on a Packers lineman during last Thursday's Green Bay-Detroit Thanksgiving Day get-together.

Suh is appealing his suspension. The decision is expected by 3 p.m. ET Thursday, though we expect the hearing to go something like this:

NFL appeals board: "Mr. Suh, we're prepared to hear your opening statement but just know that whatever you say we will deny your appeal. So either we can wrap this up now, call it a day, and beat the traffic, or we can drag this out. Whatever, you ain't playing again until Week 15."



This is only the second time NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended a player for more than a game. The other instance came in 2006 when then-Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth got a five-game suspension for stomping on the head of Cowboys center Andre Gurode.

Haynesworth's actions were malicious and if he had been suspended for the season we don't imagine anybody would've protested. Suh wasn't going to hurt anybody, but what he did certainly merited a suspension if for no other reason than to send the message that we're all tired of the way he plays the game after the whistle.

Well, some people don't think two games is a punishment that fits the crime. Take Packers running back Ryan Grant, for example.

“I think it’s absurd. It was about as overboard as you can get what he did; it’s just not football," Ryan said during an appearance on WSSP (via SportsRadioInterviews.com). "Can’t have that. It was ridiculous, and it’s not something you want to see regardless. I’m not a fan of the apology, I’m not a fan of what he said. Anybody in hindsight can say all that, but we’re talking about something that’s not exactly a first occurrence. There have been issues, there have been talks and communication with the commissioner and across the board.”


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The man makes some good points but like we mentioned above, Suh wasn't malicious, just stupid. Then again, if the punishment is based on the act regardless of intent then Suh (forgive us in advance) doesn't have a leg to stand on.

But as PFT.com's Michael David Smith wrote earlier today, "Suh could point out (to the commissioner at his appeals hearing) that his ejection and two-game suspension is a much stiffer punishment than other players received for dirty plays: Grant’s teammate Charles Woodson was neither ejected nor suspended for punching Saints tight end David Thomas. Vikings defensive end Brian Robison was neither ejected nor suspended for kicking Packers guard T.J. Lang in the groin."


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Comments

Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Packers RB thinks Suh's suspension is 'absurd'

Suh is a bit of a biatch. He makes stupid penatlies then cries when he gets punished. Its not the first or second time this has happened so of course he will get a sunspension and worst of all it was on Thanksgiving when everyone was watching that game. Mkae him sit for the rest of the year. Maybe he will get the hint.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Packers RB thinks Suh's suspension is 'absurd'

Let's start with, I like Suh.  But he got mad because HE pulled a guy down (hold) on top of him then jammed his head into the ground three times, then kicked at him twice.  Good suspension.  I



Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Packers RB thinks Suh's suspension is 'absurd'

The man makes some good points but like we mentioned above, Suh wasn't malicious, just stupid.
So is Grant, apparently. Nothing he said made any friggin sense.



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Packers RB thinks Suh's suspension is 'absurd'

I agree its absurd he should have got 4 games suspension....he is lucky no injury occurred for such malice


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