Report: Suh could get two-game suspension

Posted by ttwentyman on November 27, 2011 – 3:01 pm

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will likely get a two-game suspension from the NFL for his actions on Thanksgiving.

Suh repeatedly pushed the head of Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith into the turf and then stomped on his arm after the two were tangled up on a third-down play in the Lions’ 27-15 loss to the Packers.

If the report is accurate, Suh would miss the team’s next two games against the Saints and Vikings.

The Lions would likely rotate Sammie Hill and rookie Nick Fairley into Suh’s spot.

“My reaction on Thursday was unacceptable,” Suh said in a statement released on his Facebook page Friday. “I made a mistake, and have learned from it.”

The Lions expect an official decision from the league by Tuesday.

League rules don’t allow the Lions to fine Suh for the same offense the league might discipline him for.

“Thursday’s incident is subject to review by the league office and that any subsequent discipline would be determined by the league office,” the Lions said in a statement released Friday.


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22 Responses to “Report: Suh could get two-game suspension”

  1. By gfun on Nov 27, 2011 | Reply

    As I said on Friday, Suh is a Big Man and he will take whatever comes and will become a better DL for Detroit. Go Huskers Be A Lion!!!

  2. By Tewonia on Nov 27, 2011 | Reply

    I hate to hear that.

  3. By hogfish on Nov 27, 2011 | Reply

    For years players from other teams has had their way with pushing around and mistreating the Lions. Many of those players deserved penalty flags, fines, and suspensions and received nothing. I am proud of Ndamukong Suh standing up for himself. Perhaps if deserving offensive holding calls were made throughout the game, this would not have happened. Suh is the victim. He needs to blow this off for he is a vital part of a winning program.

  4. By Cam Howard on Nov 27, 2011 | Reply

    Ndamukong Suh, you are an absolute stud, all of us Lions fans know and believe this. All you need to do is mature a bit and you would be a complete player. You are the greatest thing that has happened to the Lion organization since Barry Sanders. Please return to the wild man we all know you are, but exercise some dicipline for the sake of all your fans and team mates.

  5. By TDT on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, Yeah he was wrong, But, when was the last time you saw our players take a stand and refuse to give in? They’ve made football a sissy game where no one can be touched. What’s more all the rules they’ve put in the game to protect players have ruined the game. Not saying they’re all expendable but they do have an incredable pool to pick from. Lets have the game of football back. You already know that if you’re a DETROIT PLAYER in any sport they are going to find a way to label you DIRTY! Red Wings (Bruisers) Pistons (BAD BOYS) The media has placed a staple on DETROIT that if you’re winning at anything you’ve got to be DIRTY! PLAY BALL! GO LIONS. Clean it up a bit but don’t change!

  6. By perkmd on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with you TDT. Lions need to clean up the penalties and protect the football better. That game against GB and the one against Chicago were winnable games without the INTs and penalties. STAFFORD Please protect the ball better And SUH stop giving the offense free plays when we are only down by 7 points. The first seven GB points were given away by Stafford and the would be field goal turned into 7 with Suh’s stupid penalty.

  7. By gib on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    if suh had ‘stomped’ on the line mans arm, it would have been broken. also what about the greenbay player that was kicked out in the first quarter, for taking a swing @ a lions player. is he going to be fined and suspended for unacceptable actions, or as the GB players were quoted after the game THEY kept their composure. right. the officiating crew known for calling a lot of penalities, let a lot of things go from the beginning.

  8. By Swartzenager on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    While your out, The rest of the D-Line will have to step up and when you come back we will be that much stronger! If Suh didn’t cost us a playoff birth it very well could be a blessing in disquise!

  9. By Josh on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    Tough stretch of games comin up. This will prove if we are a contender this year or if we have to wait another year. I wish the lions would commit to Mo Morris like they did to K Smith. They handed the ball to Smith 7 times in the first quarter and a half and then 7 to Mo in the next 2 1/2 quarters and they had the same production. Mo also caught 9 for 81. He is certainly more durable then K smith and Best. Give the man a shot!

  10. By rebobmi on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think Suh should take what the NFL gives and move on. He can’t let his temper get the best of him. That effects the team and helps the other team beat the Lion’s. I’m sure he’s smart enough to adjust his attitude and continue to play his game to help the Lion’s win!

  11. By Linda on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think he should miss the rest of the year. these kind of players don’t need be be in football. Go to boxing or hockey, they enjoy getting beat on.

  12. By mwcherry on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    Detroit……. Grow Up!

  13. By Big Joe on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    Composer Big man! I was trying to explain to my son, how difficult it must be. Being in the trenches fighting against the nastiest cheaters known (offensive lineman in general) . They do what they got to do, but they ain’t SUH! With that said, I am thankful for your never ending motor. (defensive line in general) show us why they call this the Motor city! not the “dirty” laundry capital of the NFL. Go get that championship. its yours for the taking I believe in you…

  14. By Steve on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    Well, where to start with this one….. Suh is a dirty player, no doubt about that. Not like this was his first offense. It continues. I think he should be suspended for the rest of the season. What a tactful man. I guess his post game comments speak for themselves and to say the man upstairs knows what he did. What a hypocrite! I was pushing on his helmet to get up? How many times did it take you to get up? HEH…. I don’t do bad things? Come on man….. how many fines so far? No intentions to hurt someone? Stomping on his arm while he’s down? Manly of you Suh! Good role model for our kids….. and a great spokesman for Subway!! Time for the owners of the team to step up and give what this man deserves. Lets see how much tact he has before the commish gets to him.

  15. By jf on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think all the Detroit fans are blind. You’re only a good player if you play by the rules, Suh is a dirty player and deserve’s what ever he gets

  16. By Trent Patterson on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with most you. Suh is a beast, and he made a mistake. Once he possesses the ability to play with a little discipline, and harness his anger into playing on the next down who knows what he would do. We all know how much of an impact he’s made on the field as well as the organization. If it’s a two, three, four game suspension, OK. Live, learn, and move on. Go LIONS!

  17. By Jack Jarvis on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    Why is nobody talking about the double-bear hug put on him the play before, ot the fact the replay of the play in question clearly showed the Green Bay lineman with his arms wrapped around Suh again? I mean yeah it was dumb on the kick but we counted four clear takedown attempts on him earlier and no calls. Is it because they CAN’T take him down? He will pay for this but I sure thought the calls were horrible, especially the early pass interference…even Troy Aikman called it “pass interference that wasn’t.”
    Jack in Fresno
    50 year Lion fan

  18. By Helmedon on Nov 28, 2011 | Reply

    Josh-they’ve been giving Mo a shot, that’s why they ended up signing Smith. Not to knock Mo, but he isn’t an every down back and Williams should go to the practice squad. That was a spectacular fumble against the Panthers. I’m excited they re-signed Aaron Brown, thought he never got a real shot because of Smith and then Best but he has shown some flashes & he’ll be a good addition to the backfield. Too bad Smith is so injury prone because he’s a great back. He nearly rushed for 1000 yards his rookie season but got hurt a lot.

  19. By Chris Brandt on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    To become the best defensive player to ever play the game, you must have a mean energy in the NFL. Suh just might achieve that goal when his potentially remarkable career is over. Mans an absolute freak of nature. Suh please stay a Lion for life. Go Lions!

  20. By rsheltongb12 on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    The lions defensive line was getting away with putting there hands in the face mask of Greenbays offensive lineman the whole game Suh can be a great defensive lineman if he would get rid of the dirty plays that could end another players career. The NFL can’t tolerate players playing after the whistle which can result in players being hurt. .

  21. By Fernanr on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Hope Kyle Vanden Bosch and other veterans have a talk with Suh. He is hurting the team as well as his own career. Anger management should be demanded by the Lions…

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

    Suh will be great this year!!!

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