Ndamukong Suh fined $100K by NFL, will not be suspended
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who has been no stranger to penalties by the NFL for his style of play, received the biggest hit of his career Tuesday afternoon when the league issued him a $100,000 fine for his illegal low block on Vikings center John Sullivan on Sunday.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweeted that NFL vice president of operations Merton Hanks informed the 26-year-old of the fine but confirmed that he would not be suspended. The controversial play happened in the second quarter of the Lions’ 34-24 win over the Vikings when Suh dove at Sullivan’s legs following a Detroit interception.
Suh was fined $30,000 by the league last season for kicking Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and was suspended in 2011 after he stomped on the arm of Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Neither Suh nor the Lions have issued a statement yet on the fine. The Lions play next on Sept. 15 in Arizona against the Cardinals.