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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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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:18 pm
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Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Packers RB thinks Suh's suspension is 'absurd'

The suspension is absurd for a very good reason -

suh was being held - no, more like hugged - by the Packers' offensive linemen. When Joe Greene of the Pittsburgh Steelers played in the 1970s, he mauled offensive linemen with kicks, elbows and whatever else...because they were illegally holding him...his frustrations at these hug-loving linemen caused him to vent his anger at them.

The point is, if an offensive lineman blocks, do so legally1 Come on...it is not the time or place to commit such a blatant disregard for the game...play honestly and in accordance to the rules1 Thank you...



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:54 am
 

Packers RB thinks Suh's suspension is 'absurd'

It doesn't matter if its 2 different things the fact is he is a repeat offender. He needs a punishment that will make him think before he stomps or rips someones helmet off. Doesn't really matter as the 5-0 Lions will miss the playoffs anyways


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 6:35 pm
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Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 6:34 pm
 

Packers RB thinks Suh's suspension is 'absurd'

Wait, sounds like he said what Suh did was absurd, not the suspension.  Something is wrong with this article!



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Packers RB thinks Suh's suspension is 'absurd'

He deserved what he got. But im not sure the writer understands what MALICIOUS means. After two years, i am finally understanding why you guys question the sanity of some bloggers. Suh was raging. He lost any control he had. I cannot see any difference between what Suh did and what Haynesworth did. Dont micro-manage a fool from and idiot.

First of all to compare what Suh did to what Haynesworth did is half retarded to say the least.  Haynesworth stepped on another player's face, not his arm.  Suh could easily have stomped on his face if he wanted to but chose not to.... they are 2 completely different things, not comparable whatsoever.  What you want the NFL to do will never be done.  You want the NFL to treat everybody with the "intent to injure" equally regardless of whether or not an injury occurs or how severe.  Unfortunately that's not how it works in the sports world... and it doesn't work like that in real life either.   A guy that assaults somebody on the street and kills him will always get more time then a guy that assaults somebody and breaks his nose or any other part of his body.  Hell, a guy that shoots somebody and kills will almost always serve more time then a guy that shoots but gets lucky and doesn't kill.... so no, you can't compare the two.

And you said Suh was raging?  No.  Suh was angry as hell and stupid beyond belief, but raging isn't the word.  Suh walked away when he easily could have jumped on the guy or anybody that tried to pull him away.... but he didn't.  I've been around people in a rage and believe me, they stop at nothing.  Suh stopped..... 

2 games is more then enough....

 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Packers RB thinks Suh's suspension is 'absurd'

I've seen you make this comment before.  Please remove the "nig" from your comment.
Maybe N-dumb-again Stuhpid or something like that.  But the "nig" just paints you as a racist.
If that is how you want to be painted then fine continue.  But you will only be ignored beyond my post.


mowse
Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 6:02 pm
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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 5:39 pm
 

Packers RB thinks Suh's suspension is 'absurd'

There should be a 4 game suspension, but the Lions should implement the other two.  That would send a louder message that garbage classless moves like that will not be tolerated.. It would be one thing if this were a first offense, but clearly this guy just isn't getting the message.  An example needs to be made out of this fool...I guess James Harrison is happy that the commish is not only watching him now...



Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Packers RB thinks Suh's suspension is 'absurd'

He deserved what he got. But im not sure the writer understands what MALICIOUS means. After two years, i am finally understanding why you guys question the sanity of some bloggers. Suh was raging. He lost any control he had. I cannot see any difference between what Suh did and what Haynesworth did. Dont micro-manage a fool from and idiot.


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