Posted September 09, 2013

Report: Ndamukong Suh likely to be heftily fined, not suspended, for low block

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Ndamukong Suh will likely be fined, not suspended, for his latest on-field incident. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ndamukong Suh will likely be fined, not suspended, for his latest on-field incident. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh will likely face a “heavy fine,” but not a suspension, over a low block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan on Sunday.

Ray Anderson, the league’s executive vice president of football operations, said earlier Monday that a suspension of Suh hadn’t been ruled out. Anderson said that “all options are on the table with a repeat offender.”

But NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday night, citing a league source, that the NFL will likely hand out a “heavy fine” instead of a suspension.

Suh cut out Sullivan from under his knees when blocking on an interception return from linebacker DeAndre Levy. Suh was called for an illegal block, which nullified a Lions’ touchdown in an eventual 34-24 win. Suh said that he wasn’t intending to block Sullivan in his knees and was instead trying to block him in his waist.

As Anderson said, Suh is a “repeat offender” who has been disciplined multiple times by the NFL. On Thanksgiving Day in 2011, Suh was suspended after he stomped on the arm of Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith. And on Thanksgiving in 2012, he Suh was fined $30,000 for kicking Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin.


24 comments
Macadoodle
Macadoodle

NFL Players..  This CLOWN does not get it!  From a former player, it is time to eliminate this problem!

reader4si
reader4si

The thug deserved it. Try to injury other people make a living with a dirty play must not tolerated. Next one must be suspension with no pay so he can feel if the other player could not play and does not get pay. Thug always a thug no matter how much they make! The only different is rich thug pay by the money, poor thug be put in jail.

ESPNBoardGOAT
ESPNBoardGOAT

"I'm so glad the commish is over me."

-James Harrison

grizzlypete
grizzlypete

A fine does nothing to control the behavior of the thug.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Too bad he can't go out with Aaron one night for dinner.  That would help

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

He'll be fined just enough for him to not get Popeye's for the team one night. Sad. NO chance he stops being a pr*ck

flamiemcflamerpants
flamiemcflamerpants

As a Lions fan, I wanted to go onto the field and drop kick Suh to the back of the head.  WHAT AN IDIOT!  What if that stupid penalty would have cost you the game?  Yet, 10 minutes later, he's talking with the defense as 'captain' and trying to motivate them.  You were part of the problem!! The Lions coaching staff has some of the most undisciplined players, and it stems from a lack of quality coaching and respect.   You're lucky Ponder decided to hand you the game.  Better not try such stupid stuff against the better teams you face this year, or else, Goodbye Schwartz. 

x72
x72

Clay Matthews needs to be suspended for his cheap shot on Kaepernick.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Guy is a dirty player, and the league gives him pocket change fines. If you want to change the behavior that is not how you do it.

Tigerpaw
Tigerpaw

How much longer is the NFL going to put up with people like Suh who intentionally go out to hurt other players? The NFL is worried about TD dances when it should be concerned about dirty players and the harm they cause! The game would be better off without Suh; get rid of the bum.

SteveHart
SteveHart

Suh is harrassed by the officials more than any other player. He had one penalty last year but he is some kind of horrible monster. A dirty player? No he is a great player that puts it all on the line and on occasion he gets called for a penalty. But the league wants to make an example of him so they make a big deal about a minor penalty like a cut block? 

TheSconnieNation
TheSconnieNation

One of the best defensive players in the league and definitely the dirtiest.  

RyanKPavlicek
RyanKPavlicek

He's a disgrace to NFL players.  This "heavy fine" is still only gonna be probably 50k, which is nothing for a guy in the middle of a 60mil contract.  Suspend him or you keep encouraging this behavior.

Mike26
Mike26

Fines will never work for this guy.  Still surprised some team hasn't taken care of him yet in their own trench-justice kind of way.  

Fifilo
Fifilo

no excuse for this, sit him down a year and see if he learns.

NoBiasIntended
NoBiasIntended

@WHO*IS*ESPN The guy is a d-bag, doesn't mean he should be murdered.  what is it with you and trying to win the internet everyday with retarded remarks like this one.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

@SteveHart Guess kicking the Cowboy player few years ago along with his OTHER cheap shots earned him the right to be targeted by the league

thomasoverley
thomasoverley

@RyanKPavlicek How many penalties did he have last year Ryan?  Let me answer that for you one, one freaking Penalty they press has made him sound worse than he is.   Did the press tell you that he apologized to the man several times and said it was an accident nope that does not make it in the report

NoBiasIntended
NoBiasIntended

@Mike26 you guys are Hypocrites.  You're  mad he almost hurt someone so you want someone else to hurt him..makes total sense.

NoBiasIntended
NoBiasIntended

@Fifilo they tried that with the saints last season, didn't work to well for the NFL...thought it was an original idea though didn't you?

Ericfollowedbyanumber
Ericfollowedbyanumber

@Fifilo Good idea. All players should sit out one year for each penalty they accumulate, especially if they are repeat offenders.

RyanKPavlicek
RyanKPavlicek

@thomasoverley hes had 9 personal fouls in the last 2 years, most in the NFL.  and when you stomp on a players arm (dietrich-smith) after slamming his head into the ground and then you intentionally kick shaub in the groin, you do not get the benefit of the doubt.  he is dirty, even the players voted him as the dirtiest player.