Lions rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh leveled Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme last week with a brutal 1-2 punch, first grabbing Delhomme by the facemask and then slamming him to the ground.
Now Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Suh has been fined $7,500 for his actions.
The violent nature of the hit has made it one of the most-discussed plays of the preseason. Rosenthal noted at the time that a fine was coming, while also calling it “sort of awesome.” I thought the NFL should have cracked down on Suh to send him a message that dirty play isn’t tolerated. Florio said Suh should be fined heavily, while noting that Delhomme’s backup, Seneca Wallace, was calling for Suh to be suspended.
Considering that Suh got $40 million guaranteed on the contract he signed last month, a $7,500 fine is chump change for him. He got off easy on this one.