The Lions have released a statement calling the actions that led to defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh‘s ejection from Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game “unacceptable”.
Suh was flagged and ejected in the third quarter of the Lions’ 27-15 loss to the Packers after repeatedly slamming the head of Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith to the turf and then stomping on his arm after the two were tangled up on a third-down play.
“The on-field conduct exhibited by Ndamukong Suh that led to his ejection from yesterday’s game was unacceptable and failed to meet the level of sportsmanship we expect from our players,” the statement read.
“Ndamukong has made many positive contributions to the Lions on and off the field. We expect his behavior going forward to consistently reflect that high standard of professionalism.
“We have been in contact with Commissioner Goodell’s office and were advised that, like any on-field matter, Thursday’s incident is subject to review by the league office and that subsequent discipline would be determined by the league office.”
Suh is looking at a hefty fine and a possible suspension by the league for the incident.
The Lions expect to have a decision from the league by Tuesday of next week at the latest.
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