Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been suspended two games with no pay following his actions during Thursday’s Thanksgiving day game against the Green Bay Packers. This afternoon, Suh has decided to appeal his suspension. What do you think? Did he deserve the two game suspension? Too long? Too short?
On Thursday, Suh stomped on Green Bay Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith’s arm. That wasn’t all he did to the Packers guard. He also shoved his head into the ground. For his actions, Suh was ejected from the game and the Lions lost to the Packers 27-15. While Suh called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and apologized for his conduct, he has yet to apologize to Dietrich-Smith. He did put up an apology on his Facebook page, which you can read here. Basically he just apologizes for letting his teammates, the organization and the fans down. Any mention of Dietrich-Smith? Nope. None whatsoever. Remorseful much? Geez.
With the two game suspension, he will not play Sunday night at New Orleans nor will he play at the Lions’ December 11 home game against the Minnesota Vikings.
As far as the appeal, the league will move the hearing up so that a decision will be made before the Lions/Saints game on Sunday.
As we all know, this is not the first time that the NFL has come down on Suh. He’s been fined for roughing up three QB’s – Cincinnati Bengals’ Andy Dalton ($20,000), Chicago Bears’ Jay Cutler ($15,000) and Cleveland Browns’ Jake Delhomme ($7500). In last season’s week 9, he was fined $5,000 for unsportsmanlike behavior.
When will Suh take this seriously? When all of his endorsement deals decide to pull the plug on him as their spokesperson? So far the big companies like Subway, Nike, Chrysler and Omaha Steaks have not made any comments in regards to the situation.
Let’s hope the appeal gets rejected. But even then I don’t think he will have learned his lesson.