Ndamukong Suh ejected

Posted by ttwentyman on November 24, 2011 – 3:40 pm

The questions about Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh being a dirty player are about to ratchet up this week after he was ejected in the third quarter Thursday.

Suh was ejected after stomping on the arm of Packer center Evan Dietrich-Smith after a third-down play deep in Lions territory. Suh was flagged and immediately ejected and had to be escorted off the field to the locker room.

The worst part of the penalty was that it came after the Lions had stopped the Packers on third down inside the Lions 5-yard line. The penalty gave the Packers a first down that led to a 1-yard touchdown run by John Kuhn to give the Packers a 14-0 lead.

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  1. By qpak on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Nice one, Suh!

  2. By dana bigelow on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    As a Nebraska fan, I’ve followed Suh’s career and am very disappointed in his attitude since he’s entered the NFL. Considering the harm that he has caused his team, I feel that they should take some action to curb his behavior.

  3. By HanaB on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Suh is a very talented player… but we know he has a bad temper. He just made a bad decission….. knowing we had needed this win…. he just didn’t deliver…. heart breaking…..

  4. By Christopher S on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    A boy named suh, Brother that hurt us, I understand your frustration but take it out on the QB with legal hits not kicks to downed offensive players.

  5. By Jon on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Man, this penalty is what cost us the game.

  6. By Mani on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    I am a massive Ndamu fan but I fear he maybe losing focus of whats really important. On the field is where his job lies. Sport at the highest level is about learning to control your emotions and whoever controls them better, wins out. Suh lost his focus and his control and his team paid dearly. We are a good team but for us to be great we need the likes of Suh to curb their urges for the greater cause. Disappointing day. We will go 8-8. next year will be even better. Lions for life.

  7. By chuckken on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    I have lost all respect for Suh after this game…He is nothing more than a cheap street punk. He is a dirty thug who should be kicked out of football.

  8. By SHINE on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    I couldn’t agree more with @Mani’s comment. 100%.

  9. By Steve on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    That was a bad call. Evan Dietrich-Smith pulled Suh down, held on to him, and never let him get up until the officals came over.

  10. By Jason on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks Suh, you should have won the Gobbler!

  11. By wabnimiki on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    yes suh should not have done that but he does not deserve to be kicked out of football he will get control of himself and he will get back to be the best defensive player in the game

  12. By SISUHSAVER! on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    If your gonna be dirty then take it all the way be the meanest dirtiest nastiest force the nfl has ever seen we love you suh!!!

  13. By pam tinkham pugh on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    sigh. i really expected the team to come out looking like they knew what was going on. last i checked, we had 10, TEN penalties. We’ve got to keep things together and beat teams like Green Bay or we’re going to always be the SOL. As far as the Suh situation goes….I believe what he said about how all of that went down; I thought myself that the business with the helmet looked like he was trying to get up but couldn’t. The stomping…..that was stupid. I listen to him during interviews on The Ticket and I’m always impressed by his demeanor and his attitude, but that was going too far. Is it crazy to think we still have a chance this coming Sunday?

  14. By Dale Waterman on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    There have been many mean defensive players that offense’s feared,,,,,,,Remember mean Joe Green? Remember a couple on Chicago? and so on……But, let me say it again….BUT They never put their team winning secound to their ego and self determination. They wanted to win and showed it by being humble enough to say whoops better suck it up this time and take one for the team……..let me say that again as well….the Team….Way to go Suh and by the way, they scored on your great act.
    A 35 year vet…….

  15. By J / T on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    suh never did that its just he is so big things look worse than they really are and as a matter of fact he didnt slam the guys head down he just held his hand their without moving it and the cheese hesd was just trying to get back up to block more!!!!!!

  16. By detgirl68 on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    He has to do better! Because he is too talented to allow his temper to be a distraction in his game.

  17. By Mark on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    I have been a Nebraska fan for life and at one time considered Suh a class act and a fantastic football player. He is now nothing more than a cheap shot street thug. His ridiculous explanation reveals his true character. His fake , phony hide behind God is shameful. And to you idiots that support his violent actions you probably think Sandusky was a good guy.

  18. By Mack Spickard on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    OK, this is starting to become a integrity issue for me with Ndamukong Suh. First he does a dirty boneheaded play that TOTALLY swings the momentum of the game. Now he speaks to the media deflecting blame and giving an incrdibly lame excusse. Suh, be a man, take some personal responsibility and face the music. Admit that you did a dumb unsportsmanlike play, apologize appropriately and move forward. Instead, you deflect blame and are looking more and more like the dirtiest player that your peers voted you.

  19. By TKearns on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve been a Lions fan for most of 50 years. In that time I’ve never been ashamed to admit it. Until today.

    Man up Suh. You got beat. You shoved the mans head to the turf repeatedly and made sure you stepped on him when you got up. Pay your fine. Do your time. And when you get back, play for the team.

    You gave this game away my man.

  20. By will croteau on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Come on Suh quit with the excuses and deal with it you know what you did so take it like a man…..

  21. By Pauly on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Your press conference says alot about you. Instead of apologizing for your childish 2 year old act, you have to be a jerk and not take responsibility for your action. You need a major attitude adjustment. You are an embarrassing the team, our state and your fans. Grow up Suh before it is too late.

  22. By JeremyB666 on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    I have defended Suh after every one of his (no pun intended) missteps. This one I cannot and will not defend him. What you did Suh might have cost the Lions the game. Maybe Suh needs some anger management.

  23. By MSP on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply


  24. By Tiz on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Fits in perfect with Detroit

  25. By Ghost of Bobby Layne on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Suh humiliated himself and the fans and team. He had a temper tantrum like a child. Quite lying to yourself and the fans. You lost it plain and simple. Grow up or get out. This is the NFL and that stand for Not For Long if you keep acting that way. Suh has cost is yards several times when we had another team 3rd and long and he gets a 15 yard penalty.

  26. By Harold on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    based on previous clips I’ve seen, (objectively) Ndamukong Suh should get at least a 4 game suspension. his actions reflect horribly on the team. Other teams have totally cuts players for less than this.

  27. By DDC 48 on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve been a Lions fan for 55 years and,to further complicate the issue, I’ve lived in Central Illinois my entire life. The response by Suh today was disappointing…in the heat of that game, there was probably another side to the incident that we’ve not heard yet. That doesn’t excuse his actions or his lame response at the post game press conference. Suh needs to ‘man up’ and pay the penalty or this could undo much of the good that’s going on now with our LIons. Let’s win next week without Suh!

  28. By Lions7217 on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Suh has a bad problem controlling his temper. He lashes out like a hurt child. it always happens in key game situations. He needs to grow up, think before he reacts and quit harming the Lions franchise and the loyal Lions fan base.

  29. By akira-One on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Well lets see what kind of oach you have Detroit….others outside the state were begginning to respect your team…but Suh blew that for ya’ll, he shamed the team and his family…but the idiot doesnt really care.True football fans will be waiting to see what happens….Do the rigt thing, if not for your team for your city!!!

  30. By bernie on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Suh, You have soooo much talent, but your lack of maturity is going to cost the Detroit Lions.. Enjoy all the $$ you make as you make a fool of yourself and our team.

  31. By mark on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    A player is an extension of the Coach and organazation!

  32. By bruce haywood on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    It is a shame, suh is such a talent, he is immature and can’t handle the national stage. The Lions should suspend Suh as well as the NFL. No player can do outrageous non-football moves like that and continue to play. Then to make matters worse he goes to the news conference and lied. All respect for him as a player is gone. He could have been great now he is just another player who all the other players disrespect. Time will tell, I gurantee he will never make it to the Hall Of Fame if this type of incidents continue. Suh cost us the game–it is all on him.

  33. By Pielsman46 on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    OK, so the MAN upstiars knows how you feel and saw what you did. Mr. Suh. ????

    He can only help you if you confess your sin first. Then maybe, maybe he will pardon your bully ways. I have my doubts, but then, it is not my call!!!.

  34. By EP on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    I have been a lions fan for the better part of 15 years and I have never been so upset as to post anything. Until now. I have stuck with the team through the ins and outs, the ups and downs of the last several years and have always been proud to be a fan, no matter what. When I see coach Swartz and Suh losing their tempers, denying it and defending their actions instead of owning up to it and apologizing correctly, I actually begin to be embarrassed to call myself a Lions fan. I love the Lions, and I think Suh is talented and Swartz is a great coach. But, I am beginning to lose my respect for them both. Please, guys, pull it together and have some self-control. Admitting you have a problem is the first step.

  35. By Sochris2 on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Suh you are such a liar. I hope you are fined and suspended 1st because your did intentionally kick this guy and slam his head into the ground because he owned you on that play and secondly because you lied saying you didn’t do it on purpose. You need to grow up be a man and take responsibility for your actions. But instead you make excuses as to how you dont do bad things. Umm how many times has the NFL commission talked to you already in your career for doing things improper? You a spoiled little rich punk who needs his wings clipped. Man up even my 4 year old daughter takes responsibility when she does something wrong and accepts the consequences.

  36. By Western Lion on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Suh is an extremely rare talent loaded with intensity and aggression. I believe him when he says he was being held and fighting to get away considering the guy is double teamed every play of his life. When you play in the pits of the NFL that is what happens: a star player feels held on every play. Whether or not he was actually held is another question but I don’t question the sincerity of his comments.

  37. By Detroit Sports Fan on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    I’m a a fan through thick and thin and I fell what Dominic Raiola said was perfect. Saying that they failed on a big stage. I think N. Suh needs to put himself in check….oh wait commissioner Goodell will do that for him after this embarrassing lack of self-discipline by Suh. He can NO LONGER cry wolf or make excuses…sometimes you have to call a spade a spade. Damn Ndamukong I really hope you change your story and come clean and tell the truth wether you want to or not. People wil respect you for it if you do…and please stop with this I don’t care what people think because that’s BS and we all know it! From an average joe who loves sports…ALL I ASK IS FROM THIS DAY FORWARD STOP WITH THIS BEHAVIOR AND MAN UP AND ADMIT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!

  38. By Detroit Sports Fan on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    THIS WAS TRULY EMBARRASSING!!! Please Jim and Ndamu please collect yourselves and keep this train on the tracks. Ndam will be out 2 or 3 games but they need to keep their composure. Chauncey Billups use to talk about the Pistons having to impose their will on the other team…well the only way you can do that is if you stay focused, professional, and stay COMPOSED!!! I’m flying to NO to see the next game and it’s very disappointing that Suh won’t be there! Thanks and that penalty derailed the Lions and it just snow balled from there! Need to win 3 out of 5 games…GOOD LUCK LIONS your gonna need it!!!! But I’ll be watching and backing you guys all the way.

  39. By Ethan on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    i have to say, i’m a Packer fan, and only strolled onto the Lions site to see what reactions were sounding like from Lions fans. For the most part you all finally agree seem to agree that Suh is a dirty player now. For those of you encouraging it, shame, that’s not what it should be about. As a Packer fan, I fear the Lions, because they are a young, talented, hungry team, NOT because two guys (Avril the other) think they can go break the rules and play with a will to cause bodily injury to fellow players. I can see myself hating you guys for a long time. But when my teams biggest gameplan going into the game is to ‘wait for them to screw up’ and give us a huge penalty, that says something. Get rid of Suh for a 1st round pick while you still can and put Avril on notice. You may be on different teams, but your all on the same side, respect each other. The game has NO PLACE for players like that. Best of luck Lions fans,

  40. By DetroitsLionFan on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Suh the idiot didn’t just cost us the game, but cost us the season. Our season is over. We should have made it to the playoffs this year with The Bears having to use their backup QB but now we look like a total joke and our defense is going to be seriously hurt without that nutjob since he is going to be suspended for alot of games if not the rest of the season.

  41. By BelieveIn90 on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    This makes me want to buy a Suh jersey!

  42. By Bernadette on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Suh & the Lions need to get a Divorce… It’s a love hate relationship but if your partner always brings you down and they can’t act like a team ,they do more harm than good than You MUST cut them lose. Bye Bye Shu -We don’t need you!

  43. By Dale Waterman on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply


  44. By Hunter on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Suh embarrassed himself, his team and the fans. But thats kind of the way stings have gone lately for the Lions. First the coach and his tiff with Jim Harbaugh after the loss to the 49ers, then the mess in Chicago, now this. The strong finnish last year and the solid start this year were reasons to feel good about a team that had struggled for so long. This kind of behavior only serves to diminish that good feeling. This is a talented young team, they just need to get their shit together and stop conducting themselves as thugs.

  45. By Rainman on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    After looking at the film in slow motion, I see Suh being tackled by 62 while he is on his knees. A ref. is looking directly at the holding penalty. Number 62 tackles Suh and attemps to drive his head into the turf while bending him over backwards. Player 62 does not or cannot let go and Suh is mugged by three opposing players. Somewhere the cheap shot by number 70 is missed by the ref. It looks like 62 is still trying to grab Suh’s legs while number 74 is holding him from the back. Why doesn’t 62 roll away from the scrum? The film crew missed the shot of 62 laughing on the way back to the Green Bay huddle. He clearly did a good job getting Suh tossed out of the game and did not even have to fake an injury. The Green Bay game plan clearly worked and will be used against the Lions by other teams. Strange how the film you never used to see shows up on prime time for the LIons.

  46. By wmartin on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Before I begin let me tell you, I’m a woman. I understand football and I understand the Lions. I go way back.!! I hear all this media hype about Mr. Suh, about what a dirty player he is, how he’s a dumb player, how he just doesn’t get it. The thing is there are many teams, all of them rooting for the Lions to fail. What’s even more true is our Detroit media once agan is leading the charge. I betcha’ every team in the NFL would love to have Mr, Suh. You guys be careful! If I can read a man, Mr Suh is gonna back his bags and leave this team. And it won’t be much longer. I wonder why the man who was stepped on hasn’t said anything. You know why he hasn’t? Because he knew it wasn’t done intentionally. When you have a 3 hundred plus pound man trying to get up off the ground when realizes he may fall and hurt himself, he may stomp the ground. Too bad the player’s were in the way. If it was a dirty play every Green Bay Packer would’ve come after Suh. By the way, it probably would have taken all of them to fight him. That’s why we must support our guy, Suh is something else to watch and cheer for! I love him!

    I love Suh, I think he has made football come to life again for a loosing team and for our city, BIG BAD DIRTY DETROIT! Please don’t ruin it for the fans who have waited so long for this to happen. I suppose you like to report the same old loosing Lion stories. Next you guys will be ragging on Matt Stafford too. Stop this! For once could you just support the players. If you don’t stop, this young man will leave, and then what? Another quarter of a century of rejects. It’s just like Schawartz and the 49’ers coach. There wasn’t a story but you guys were trying to sell your papers. You were trying to make us believe Schwartz wanted to fight! In the heat of battle, emotions do run high. This isn’t dollball, this is FOOTBALL! I love the game and I’m starting to love the Lions again. Detroit needs something to cheer for, stop ruining it for us. We need the Lions and we need to fight. We want to fight for this town and we need to stand up for our team which includes SUH.

    W. Martin


  47. By shawn on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Get some help Suh.

    I think the lions need to do something about Nbamukong Suh, b/c right now it was just a rubbing a players Face in to the playing field and a Kick to a players arm. What will be next?. Something that the Lions will not be ready for, and then the NFL will go after the whole team and not just Suh him self.
    I am a Packer Lover and a NFL fan. And the NFL has to look out for every team, not just for the ones who Mr. Suh already got to. So i am hoping that the big wiggs at NFL, really looks at the tape and and gets the big Lion’s player and the help that he needs to still be in the game of Football.

  48. By Jim on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Funny how no former NFL players on Sportscenter or NFL network support him.. Hmmm… Must be something there to warrant that. He is dirty . What he did was wrong . He could have seriously hurt that player ! He deserved to be tossed & he needs counseling.

  49. By ZekeDog007 on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    The Lions should trade Suh! We don’t need players like him costing the team Wins!

  50. By Eddie Hiller on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    It just was not suh did it was what the offense did like turning the ball over you do not win football games giving gifts to the other team . A lot people thaught we were going to lose anyway.

    We had one of the worst officiating crews in the N.F.L. They did a poor job calling the game if they do not want officiate a game fairly on thanksgiving they should not be there.

    The N.F.L. has the worst officials in sports. the officials contributed to it.

  51. By Eddie Hiller on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    They should give Aron Rodgers A skirt and let him wear it it is nothing but a punk

  52. By Bob M on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    99% of the people commenting here have never played real footbll. I have. I DO NOT think Suh is a dirty player. What he is, is an extremely strong aggressive player to HITS HIGHER UP than most other linemen, and that makes him seem like a dirty player, but he is not. what really stinks is my paying $300 for 5th row 50 yard line tiks for the new orleans game, and now after driving hundreds of mile I wont be able to see my favorite lion play. that really stinks, and if anybody should be fined for dirty play, it should be those officials. they made the worst calls I have seen in a long time. Hold your head up Suh, you are the man (and the play most other teams WISH they had!)

  53. By Doug on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    So if Suh was holding his hand on the helmet to get up, why did he repeatedly slam it back on the turf? That alone should have gotten a flag. The kick was TOTALLY unnecessary, and deserved the ejection. If he did these things in a Walmart parking lot he’d be in jail. Beyond the league fining Suh, and hopefully suspending him as well, the Lions organization itself should levy additional punishment. Do they really want a thug like this representing their professional organization?

  54. By dan on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Suh is easily the cheapest player in the league and an embarrassment to his team!

  55. By AmericanSoldier on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply


    No…They should give Suh and others like him prison uniforms, or put him in a league with other “legends” like Ron Artest. I believe that “Punk” you’re talking about “punked” the Lions.

  56. By AmericanSoldier on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry – “Punked” was a little pushy. Still, the Packer QB clearly led his team to Victory over the Lions.

  57. By Ted Covey on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    I have routinely been appauled by the officiating during some Lion’s game with reference to the Defensive side of the ball. The most recent example was when the Packer defender took two complete steps after Stafford’s release and drilled him to the ground (NO PENALTY). The announcer even said “you get two steps” (I have never seen the Lions defenders get two steps without a penalty being called. In fact, Fairley got flagged and fined for the hit last week on the QB. In that instance Fairley made contact while he was still throwing the ball. Also, happened again on Thanksgiving when the Lion made contact with Rogers right as he released the ball (PENALTY)

    I don’t know what is going on with SUH, but I know I would be frustrated at some of the very bad calls that have hit the Lions Defense this year. Perhaps, it got the better of him.

    BTW, I still haven’t heard anything more about the Bear who actually was throwing punches (Yes, Punches) at Stafford last week. Granted, he did get flagged, tossed and fined, but nothing more was said during the following week amongst the broadcasts about the punches. Suh’s Stomp will be televised and discussed all week long. It is no wonder the Refs seem to look at the Lions as being dirty players.

  58. By RALPH GRUBB on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t believe anyone is defending Suh and his actions in this game. I am from Virginia and a big Virginia Tech fan. A few years ago, Tech’s quarterback, Marcus Vick (Michael’s younger brother) did something very similar to what Suh did, stomping on an opposing player while he was down. I thought Vick was a thug then and I think Suh is one, too. His explanation for his actions defy reason and common sense and is beyond belief. Does he really think anyone with an objective mind will believe his excuse? What he did was very visible to both the referees and the T.V. audience and he denies what he did? Suh doesn’t need his fans agreeing with his actions and his excuses. He needs anger management or some kind of psychiatric help, since this is not his first such incident in pro and college football.

  59. By Josh on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    I am thoroughly dissappionted. Tough for me to stick up for you now Mr. Suh. I have taken a beating on ESPN blogs saying that you are not dirty. I still believe that the other acts were not dirty but this one was blatent. Forgivable until your response. Did you not go back and review the tape? No matter what the intent, you clearly stomped him on the arm!!! Please save some face and admit you lost control. Still glad you are on the Lions but don’t want you hurting the team more than helping.

  60. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Suh will come back strong this year!!!

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