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Suh suspended two games without pay

Posted on: November 29, 2011 10:18 am
Edited on: November 29, 2011 10:26 am
Ndamukong Suh has made history. Commissioner Roger Goodell has handed Suh a two-game suspension without pay.

The history part? The Albery Haynesworth head stomp aside, Goodell has never handed down more than a one-game suspension for on-field behavior.

The statement:

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," reads the statement from the NFL. "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.

A warranted fine, to be sure. Now comes the interesting part: will he appeal?

Suh has become known as the dirtiest player in football. A well earned moniker. League officials privately believe this fine will cause him to change his ways.

We'll see.

Category: NFL
Tags: Lions

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2011 11:32 am

Suh suspended two games without pay

Let me preface by stating I am NOT a Lions fan, and could care less for this clown. But cut me a break! Anything more than 1 game is not justified IMHO.  You got players getting fined anywhere from $10K-50K for vicious hits that end a career, what's the suspension going to cost Suh in terms of earnings? 

The sad part is anyone that's ever played football knows the kind of trash talking and cheap hitting that's going on on EVERY single play; guys in a pile getting elbows driven into their backs, their sides, their BALLS, etc.  Frustration sets in, yes, and this guy maybe needs anger management classes more than some others, but 2 games w/o pay? ridiculous.

Just wondering, but what's it going to cost Nick Novak for pissing in front of an entire stadium crowd? Covered up or not by the towel boy, that's a far more indecent showing than kicking at somone that "pissed" you off.

Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2011 11:13 am

Suh suspended two games without pay

2 games, your kidding right? 
When are the commissioners of these leagues going to realize that a HARSH penalty should be the standard.  Kicking someone, regardless if your in the heat of the battle should not be tolerated PERIOD....8 game suspension/half a season without pay and i promise you he won't do that shit again!  Stop letting these clowns getaway this crap like this!

Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2011 10:35 am

Suh suspended two games without pay

The playoff bubble has popped.  Can't make an impact between the whistle so you do it after.

Since: Oct 28, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 10:34 am

Suh suspended two games without pay

Now you stick out your hand and I am going to slap it gently so everyone can see what you did was "sorta wrong" and then you go stand in the corner.  Just make sure the next time you do it when the cameras aren't on you.

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