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Suh appeals suspension, decision coming by Sunday

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So much for Ndamukong Suh’s willingness to skip Sunday’s game while the appeal process unfolds.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT  that Suh already has filed the appeal of his two-game suspension, and that the appeal will be resolved before Sunday, when the Lions face the Saints in primetime.

Aiello said that former NFL coach Art Shell will handle the appeal.

And so Suh will play on Sunday night, if the suspension is overturned completely.  If it’s reduced to one game or kept at two, Suh won’t play in Week 13.

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  1. trigzter says: Nov 29, 2011 4:41 PM

    why not just take the suspension like a man? suh knows what he did. just admit the mistake and move on

  2. theslex says: Nov 29, 2011 4:42 PM

    Bump it up to three games, Art.

  3. matthewcarlson1 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:42 PM

    HAHA good luck Suh… It’s not gonna happen, you can whine all you want but there’s no getting out of this one.

  4. richm2256 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:43 PM

    On what possible grounds is Suh basing his appeal …… that he didn’t step on the guy???

    That up until now he’s been a little angel?

  5. uwsptke says: Nov 29, 2011 4:43 PM

    Art Shell: I see you’ve apologized to a number of parties for your actions. Have you apologized to Evan Dietrich-Smith?

    Suh: Nope.

    Shell: Appeal denied.

  6. anotheryx says: Nov 29, 2011 4:43 PM

    Male it 3 games for appealing.

  7. daysend564 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:45 PM

    The appeal started when he called Goodell yesterday, or was that just pleading/victimizing?

  8. brock0bomber says: Nov 29, 2011 4:45 PM

    So, now the Saints will only win by 35 instead of 50.

    After watching them last night, all I could think about was the lambasting that my Lions are in for.

  9. Soulman45 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:45 PM

    Frist to say
    They must have fast track his case if they have a answer before Sunday Night game will he play or will it start the next week,
    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS will be O’K they have a bunch of D-lineman but not as good as SUH.

  10. 7thlombardiontheway says: Nov 29, 2011 4:46 PM

    The nerve…

  11. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Nov 29, 2011 4:46 PM

    It’s a formality and a pointless one at that.

  12. ruvelligwebuike says: Nov 29, 2011 4:46 PM

    I feel bad for the Lions fans. First, their team humiliates them by sucking for over a decade. Then, they get a decent team, and they humiliate them again. Sorry, no one can pull for these clowns.

    Way to be a man, Suh. Schwartz teach you that?

  13. hellswitch says: Nov 29, 2011 4:47 PM

    Couldn’t have seen that coming…. (sigh)

  14. northshorejag says: Nov 29, 2011 4:47 PM

    He’s appealing to a former offensive lineman?

    Save the postage stamp

  15. righton989 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:47 PM

    Psycho Sue should get his suspension completely reversed and when he does sue the NFL Commissioner for bias. He is the face of the NFL and what playing hard and agressive football is all about.

  16. tropicpurple says: Nov 29, 2011 4:48 PM

    He must be trying to regain his balance after the suspension, because he’s trying to stomp on things again.

  17. kayotiicdat says: Nov 29, 2011 4:49 PM

    What a punk, this guy is an all around joke of a person.. After suspensions like that with such violent acts there should be no appeal. Either way he’ll be facing my Saints NASTY O-Line.. Doubt he’ll even get a chance to do anything violent. It’s obvious Goodell is favoring this clown.

  18. noeffinway says: Nov 29, 2011 4:50 PM

    trigzter says: Nov 29, 2011 4:41 PM
    “why not just take the suspension like a man? suh knows what he did. just admit the mistake and move on”
    _________________________________

    My gawd people (idiots), let it gooooooooo…….EVERYONE appeals the fines and suspensions. It has nothing to do with “taking it like a man”. You people are just whacked!

  19. bbuff says: Nov 29, 2011 4:50 PM

    Loser

  20. dabearssuck says: Nov 29, 2011 4:50 PM

    “Why not take it like a man”
    ….has nothing to do with this. The appeal is simply part of the process. Suh was advised by commissioner and NFLPA to appeal.
    No doubt it was a boneheaded move, and even more ridiculous explanation after the game. That said, I think 2 games was fair. It’s not like he stepped on his face without a helmet on (Haynesworth). Not to mention punches and crap go on all the time in these games without punishment. Suh has been wearing the target on his back since last season, and so the media has been all over every move he makes. He needs to clean up the after whistle action or he will continue to hurt the team.

  21. goodluckking says: Nov 29, 2011 4:51 PM

    For all of the “take it like a man” posts, you have to realize that this is often a team decision in regrads to strategy. Perhaps Detroit would rather have him on Sunday and then not have him against Minnesota.

    I relaize that the point is moot now that the NFL has stated they will resolve it before Sunday but the Lions and Suh didn’t know that before appealing it.

  22. ronniemexico says: Nov 29, 2011 4:52 PM

    I am so sick of the NFLPA. What could they possibly appeal?

  23. rmc1995 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:52 PM

    Real men use the processess allowed at their disposal to protect their property. In this case 2 paychecks. A serf accepts a punishment without appeal. This is an unprecedented punishment and should be contested not conceded.

  24. canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 29, 2011 4:53 PM

    I used to respect Suh, watched him with great appreciation of just how dominant he was. Like some notable DTs on the Vikings I have watched, Kevin Williams through most of his career and the great John Randle.

    Then after these stupid plays and decisions which just seem to accumulate over time, I lost my respect for him. He shows no real remorse for what he has done, and now he wants to appeal it? I didn’t think I could not respect someone anymore after the fact I have 0 respect for them already..

  25. kyraven says: Nov 29, 2011 4:53 PM

    Suh is another shining example of someone who refuses to be accountable for their own actions.Its hard to deny something thats on tape for millions to see. Steve Johnson acted a fool and he owned up to it. Be a man Suh.

  26. lionsfansince85 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:54 PM

    My guess is he’s asking that it be reduced to one game given the fact that he missed half a game due to the ejection. He can’t possibly think he’ll get it overturned completely.

  27. raiderbeliever says: Nov 29, 2011 4:55 PM

    Suh reminds me of JaMarcus Russell in that he won’t own up to things being his fault.

    The only difference is he can play, and works hard. JaMarcus? Not so much.

  28. djteknision1200 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:56 PM

    His apology looks very hollow now, why waste peoples time with your fake “I’m sorry” when you were planning on appealing the suspension. Accept your wrong doing and move on..

  29. dcfan4life says: Nov 29, 2011 4:56 PM

    This is the work of the NFLPA. Suh was encouraged strongly to appeal. The NFLPA just doesnt want their players to be responsible for their actions. I hope the NFL stands there ground here. Even better if the punishment was increased which is absolutely possible on appeal but never done.

  30. freebird2011 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:56 PM

    During the time that Suh serves his suspension, the Lions are entitled to a roster exemption. Unless the suspension is stayed pending the outcome of the appeal, which won’t be decided until Sunday, how do the Lions utilize the roster exemption when they won’t know the outcome until game day? Seems to me that the decision could just as easily be made on Monday, so the Lions know their roster situation for the week 13 and/or 14 games.

  31. primetime0552 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:57 PM

    AdamSchefter

    Ndamukong Suh knows he made a mistake, but he has been encouraged by NFLPA and Roger Goodell to appeal 2-game suspension and he will.

    2 hours ago

    ========

    So Goodell gives him 2 games and then encourages him to appeal? Sounds like Goodell was trying to save face by giving him a harder suspension, but knows he will at least partially win the appeal.

  32. gingerkid2000 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:58 PM

    Shut up, be a man and take your medicine Suh.

  33. silvernblackpa says: Nov 29, 2011 4:59 PM

    Tough call.

    On the one hand, Shell is about as old-school as they come, which would lead me to speculate the league was exerting heavy pressure on him if Suh’s suspension is overturned or reduced.

    On the other hand, some of the stuff Shell’s Raider teammates of the 70′s pulled…well, he could be used to it and see it as no big deal.

    Hey Mr. Dawson, recover from that spear yet? Hah.

  34. glunsty says: Nov 29, 2011 4:59 PM

    There is way more to this than if Suh thinks he’s guilty or not. NFLPA (and PA’s in other sports) ALWAYS get the player to appeal. Glad it’ll be resolved before the game on Sunday.

  35. jfinn5 says: Nov 29, 2011 5:00 PM

    This is why you pay your union dues. Suh might be wrong but at least he gets a fair hearing.

  36. packmanfan says: Nov 29, 2011 5:02 PM

    Is it just me or is there something just not right with all of this?
    There are tons of things wrong with this picture. Starting with Duh doing the infraction going all the way to the NFLPA to Goddell and the rest of the NFL offices.
    Dam-You-Kong Duh might, in a way, have a choice weather or not he serves his “sentence?”
    He was talking about sitting out Sunday’s game against the Saints as if he has a say in the matter?
    He broke the rules. Now have him pay with no ifs ands or buts about it.

    He has not shown any remorse. He is not apologizing at all. (They are just words to justify and to help him get off the hook.)
    If he doesn’t do the full two games in a row starting this Sunday then I will expect Duh to not have learned anything from all of this and fear that he will go back to his cheap shot, low blow dirty style of playing.

  37. FANof28 says: Nov 29, 2011 5:08 PM

    Guy needs to take responsability for a dirty play and just serve the suspension. He needs to feel what it’s like to pay for his actions. Everyone else has to. Also if it weren’t for that play and the penalty, GB kicks a field goal instead of scoring a touchdown and maybe momentum shifts there direction. He blew it and should sit.

  38. warsal says: Nov 29, 2011 5:09 PM

    Big deal.

    NO ONE knows how he feels about it, based on something he said while fired up, clearly in denial.

    That said, you get in trouble and get sentenced to X amount. And you have an opportunity to get it reduced….there is not a person alive who wouldn’t do that if that had the opportunity. Remorseful or not.

  39. scratchnpost1234 says: Nov 29, 2011 5:09 PM

    The 2 game(unprecedented suspension) was given to him because Goodell had no choice from the lynchmob medias whining. Suh wasn’t given due process by the league, he was tried and convicted by the media and the sheeple. appeals are business as usual. If he loses and gets 2 games fine, that’s the deal, if he gets out with 1 then the appeal was worth it. He already served a 1/2 game for being ejected. If it’s overturned before sunday nights game tho, or even if it’s reduced to 1 game with the unprecedented expedited appeal process why would he not miss the Saints game? If he loses or just gets it to 1 game wouldn’t the 1 game start with the Saints?

  40. thejuddstir says: Nov 29, 2011 5:11 PM

    One consolation if he wins his appeal. The sooner he’s back playing……….the sooner he gets his next suspension. I don’t know how the NFL can preach so much about their concern about player safety but yet only suspend a player 2 games for assault and battery while on national T.V. and only a couple of weeks after the idiot flew to NY and asked Goodell to “explain the rules to me”.

  41. blackbeardk says: Nov 29, 2011 5:11 PM

    Either way the NFL wants to ensure that Suh plays against the Raiders….no 3 game suspension, and appeal will be expedited so it applies to this week…

  42. gadgetdawg says: Nov 29, 2011 5:11 PM

    Real men use the processess allowed at their disposal to protect their property. In this case 2 paychecks. A serf accepts a punishment without appeal. This is an unprecedented punishment and should be contested not conceded.

    =============

    No, real men realize when they screw up, take responsibility for their actions, accept their punishment like men and resolve not to majorly screw up again.

    I understand that may not be the way people are raised these days but it is what used to be called honor and integrity. . . Look it up sometime!

  43. bcar1023 says: Nov 29, 2011 5:13 PM

    I think Suh messed up and deserves the suspension. That being said, I’ll put the over/under at 1 for the number of postboard tough guys that would call him a “punk” if Suh was even in the same area code as them. LOL. Criticize the guys behaviour all you’d like but becoming a internet toughguy is laughable.

  44. neovenator250 says: Nov 29, 2011 5:22 PM

    Great news for the Saints. No way the Lions beat the Saints unless they can get a consistent pass rush up the middle (only way to beat Brees is to regularly prevent him from stepping up in the pocket) and no way this suspension gets overturned. Maybe if this was the first offense, but after all of the fines and trouble he’s been routinely getting into, he’s missing these two games. I doubt it gets reduced at all.

  45. granadafan says: Nov 29, 2011 5:24 PM

    Well, at least we know how “contrite” he actually is, which is to say, not at all. He claimed he did no wrong and lied with the worst excuse of all time during the postgame (hours after the incidnet). Then Suh and his PR agent/lawyer tried to fool the public with that pathetic spin job “apology” on Facebook of all places in the face of massive public criticism.

    Admit it, Suh is so deluded that he actually thinks his play is clean and there’s nothing wrong with ripping off helmets, smashing their heads in the ground after the whistle or stomping on defenseless players.

    If a player can appeal down, then the league should be able to appeal up to a higher suspension.

  46. bearsandjazz says: Nov 29, 2011 5:25 PM

    I cant believe the idiots who defend this clown even if its to defend his right to the appeal process. You idiots are exactly why Tax payers dollars are spent on long drawn out legal processess on cowards who cant accept punishment for horrible life decisions. You are easy to make the bad decision but kick and scream like cowards when you dont get away with it. Trying to Justify uacceptable behavior is proof your a dillusional loser….

  47. ruvelligwebuike says: Nov 29, 2011 5:26 PM

    “That said, you get in trouble and get sentenced to X amount. And you have an opportunity to get it reduced….there is not a person alive who wouldn’t do that if that had the opportunity. Remorseful or not.”
    —————-

    1. This is not a murder case involving life in prison. It’s two games, his life will go on and so will the Lions.

    2. A remorseful person and a real man would apologize, take his punishment and try to do right going forward…not appeal the suspension.

    3. Everyone makes mistakes. Some own up to them.

  48. thridandlong says: Nov 29, 2011 5:27 PM

    To all the teams that have Detroit remaining on their schedule.

    No reason to fear Suh when he plays.
    As a Bear fan and hearing on numerous occasion this year how bad our offensive line is, Suh was ineffective as a pass rusher during the Detroit, Bears game this year. No sacks, 1 personal foul…about as productive then as he will be when he is suspended.

  49. cliverush says: Nov 29, 2011 5:30 PM

    The appeal process under Art Shell will be a fair and just proceeding. This man is and should be respected by players, fans, coaches for the way he played and coached. This will also get Roger off the hook in this case from the fans and players who refuse to recognize the new NFL and their rules enforcement.

  50. easyeddie says: Nov 29, 2011 5:35 PM

    FANof28 says: Nov 29, 2011 5:08 PM

    Guy needs to take responsability for a dirty play and just serve the suspension. He needs to feel what it’s like to pay for his actions. Everyone else has to. Also if it weren’t for that play and the penalty, GB kicks a field goal instead of scoring a touchdown and maybe momentum shifts there direction. He blew it and should sit.
    ——————————————-
    Why should he not appeal? In public court, the accused/convicted are allowed to plead not guilty and/or file as many appeals as allowed by law. The NFL is the private sector and the process is part of the CBA and they sort these things out as THEY see fit. Live with it.

  51. bsizemore68 says: Nov 29, 2011 5:41 PM

    When you come into this league as a high paid player there is some responsibility that goes with the pay check, perhaps he could hire some one to help him understand whats expected of him, so far he really needs to grow up before he gets in some real trouble with his anger issues. Bill

  52. easyeddie says: Nov 29, 2011 5:52 PM

    thridandlong says: Nov 29, 2011 5:27 PM

    To all the teams that have Detroit remaining on their schedule.

    No reason to fear Suh when he plays.
    As a Bear fan and hearing on numerous occasion this year how bad our offensive line is, Suh was ineffective as a pass rusher during the Detroit, Bears game this year. No sacks, 1 personal foul…about as productive then as he will be when he is suspended.
    ———————————————
    Chicago double teamed Suh, as does every Lions opponent, so it appears that while you may feel he’s ineffective an unproductive (in a weak attempt at trolling), the rest of the league apparently does not.

  53. nflfollower says: Nov 29, 2011 5:55 PM

    If he played NBC would get better ratings.

    But if he has to miss a game, Saints is not a bad week, considering in the Superdome they likely lose with or without him.

  54. FANof28 says: Nov 29, 2011 5:56 PM

    easyeddie says:
    Nov 29, 2011 5:35 PM
    FANof28 says: Nov 29, 2011 5:08 PM

    Guy needs to take responsability for a dirty play and just serve the suspension. He needs to feel what it’s like to pay for his actions. Everyone else has to. Also if it weren’t for that play and the penalty, GB kicks a field goal instead of scoring a touchdown and maybe momentum shifts there direction. He blew it and should sit.
    ——————————————-
    Why should he not appeal? In public court, the accused/convicted are allowed to plead not guilty and/or file as many appeals as allowed by law. The NFL is the private sector and the process is part of the CBA and they sort these things out as THEY see fit. Live with it.

    ——————————

    Never said he shouldn’t appeal. Obviously he has the right to do whatever he wants to. I just expressed the opinion that he should serve it and own it. You can tell by his immediate interview afterwards he felt he did nothing wrong and without direct knowledge of how he feels I can only assume by his past play that he isn’t remorseful or all that sorry. He can go ahead and appeal but really should just take a seat for a couple games.

  55. mineallmine001 says: Nov 29, 2011 5:56 PM

    Real men use the processess allowed at their disposal to protect their property. In this case 2 paychecks. A serf accepts a punishment without appeal. This is an unprecedented punishment and should be contested not conceded.

    ——————————————————–

    “This is an unprecedented punishment ”

    ————————

    So the fat albert getting 6 games for stomping was not a precedent?

    How many helmets has he ripped off? His actions are such that they could really hurt someone. Some of those helmet rip offs could cause a serious neck injury.

    Wake up idiot!

  56. donnysez says: Nov 29, 2011 5:57 PM

    All good comments.
    Apparently, Suh is immature and has anger management issues. Neither will be solved in the short term.
    Whenever he returns, look for him to be what he is: an immense physical talent that , frankly, any team would love to have.
    The biggest challenge ahead rests with the coaches. Good luck!

  57. rmc1995 says: Nov 29, 2011 5:57 PM

    gadgetdawg says: real men realize when they screw up, take responsibility for their actions, accept their punishment like men and resolve not to majorly screw up again.

    I understand that may not be the way people are raised these days but it is what used to be called honor and integrity. . . Look it up sometime!
    __________________________________
    People are raised to be someone’s chump now-a-days. Questioning a punishment that is going to take money away from you is not rejecting honor and integrity.

    This is an unprecedented suspension. No one was hurt and that should be taken into account. This punishment was like charging someone for attempted manslaughter for speeding because he had 4 parking tickets.

  58. nflfollower says: Nov 29, 2011 5:58 PM

    Please also be aware that Goodell and the NFLPA ENCOURAGED Suh to appeal his suspension. Are people really that stupid? To think it’s all his decision to appeal it?

    The NFLPA has an interest b/c they don’t want a precedent set, b/c if so, the next time Charles Woodson decides to sucker punch somebody like he did week 1 to Jimmy Graham, then he will also be out two weeks. also all the other players that have kicked or thrown punches would be suspended. The NFLPA does not want that precedent. That’s lost paychecks. It’s not that hard to figure out. Get a grip people!!

  59. raiderbeliever says: Nov 29, 2011 6:28 PM

    I hope via the appeal he gets angry again (well, angrier, he’s always angry) and steps on Goodell and tells him he’s just trying to keep his balance.

    This of course ONLY after he bounces his head off the floor at least three times.

  60. jokendave says: Nov 29, 2011 6:28 PM

    As men, we are responsible for our actions. This action was obvious. Man up. Just saying.

  61. wetpaperbag3 says: Nov 29, 2011 6:30 PM

    scratchnpost1234 says: Nov 29, 2011 5:09 PM

    The 2 game(unprecedented suspension) was given to him because Goodell had no choice from the lynchmob medias whining. Suh wasn’t given due process by the league, he was tried and convicted by the media and the sheeple…
    ——————————————

    Know your facts. Unprecedented? Ever hear of a guy named Albert Haynesworth? He stomped on the head of another player laying on the ground and caused cuts to the player’s face. Haynesworth didn’t even have a rap sheet of poor unsportsmanlike behavior prior to the act. Yet, he still received a 5 game suspension.

    Suh on he other hand has accumulated about 5 unsportsmanlike penalties in 1 1/2 years; all 5 being violent offenses.

    And the media, fans, and his own damned teammates SHOULD be whinning about the stomp. It’s uncalled for, over the top, and only hurts his team.

  62. snotienose says: Nov 29, 2011 6:42 PM

    This BUM should be banned from playing the rest of the year. He’s a loose cannon that’s going to hurt someone seriously with his stupid anitcs.
    Good bye bum. Go flip some burgers the rest of the season.

  63. shadowman1946 says: Nov 29, 2011 6:43 PM

    You all complain about Suh but there isn’t one team out there that wouldn’t take him.The Jet’s coach already said he would.And so would the rest.

  64. stoney18 says: Nov 29, 2011 6:49 PM

    Too bad that all this attention is being paid to someone who has no respect for the game and those that play it. Plus his personal failure to take responsibility for stomping the other player, several prior offenses, kissing up to Goodell, etc., are just examples of how he doesn’t “get it.” Too much coverage for this guy and his actions which have diminished the really good games that we were fortunate to watch over the holiday … instead this circus becomes the “memory” of a really good day of football. Maybe we can have a day of Thanksgiving highlights and nothing at all regarding this event!

  65. ballsohardelementary says: Nov 29, 2011 6:49 PM

    What is their to appeal? Did you step on a defenseless man on the ground or not? A two game suspension in my opinion is lenient considering the severity. This was after the whistle not in the heat of the moment. This man is good,real good, but he has got to get control of his emotions especially his anger. This guy is a loose cannon and what would we be talking about if he had broken Evan Dietrich-Smith’s arm or ended his career.

  66. radrntn says: Nov 29, 2011 6:58 PM

    Fact is he has to appeal it because it’s his right under the cba. With that said if the NFL does not hold up the two game suspension, that have some serious issues. Stomping a dude when he is down flat on his back is much worse then two weeks. Suh got lucky it is only two weeks.

  67. ahs2 says: Nov 29, 2011 7:00 PM

    Interesting how a union can even bully a crazy, narcissistic DT making 40 million guaranteed. I don’t huy for a second that this is his own free decision.

    With almost our entire secondary and only effective RBs injured/out, this would be a prime weekend to start the suspension. Hopefully it’s decided prior to Sunday’s game and he sits out.

  68. voyager6 says: Nov 29, 2011 7:01 PM

    Remember that if Suh isn’t suitably punished, the other players who face him will feel the need to cheap shot him on the field, possibly ending his career.

  69. doe22us says: Nov 29, 2011 7:17 PM

    A couple of things here, reasonable and logical minds will say he has to own up to the situation and accept his punishment, is absolutely the right thing to do. However, Suh is just trying to either a) drag this process for however long it may take, thus appealing within his rights.
    b) Hopefully have his sentence reduced to a game.
    Strategic yes, reasonable thing to do not so much.

  70. stevenfbrackett says: Nov 29, 2011 7:19 PM

    The Union and team may have encouraged Suh to appeal, but he has to sign the paperwork for the appeal to actually go forward. He could have refused to sign and taken responsibility for his actions.

    He CHOSE not to. Again. If he’d only come out after the game and said, “I was an idiot out there. I completely lost my cool and that was so stupid.” he would probably have just gotten another fine.

    And when is the team going to do something about him? His constant unsportsmanlike conduct/roughing defensive player penalties are costing them a bunch of yards every game, ending drives in punts and even costing them the Thanksgiving Day game. When do they get on him for that? Even if they don’t want to punish him for being dirty, he is hurting his team weekly. If they would have just sat him down for a series when he first did it, it might have made an impression and would not have hurt the team. And it could have stopped what has now become a regular habit while it was still just a stupid, one-off mistake.

  71. snarkzilla says: Nov 29, 2011 7:39 PM

    shadowman1946: I would not take Suh. Maybe after he gets it together and stops costing a team so many penalty yardage. But no way I’d take right now. One reason the Lions season is tanking is that they’re #2 in penalties.

  72. alwaters9 says: Nov 29, 2011 7:43 PM

    I think Suh deserved to be suspended. For one game. The stomp was not even hard enough to make the Green Bay player miss one play. Although a stupid move, the “prior incidents” that contributed to the suspension were a push to the back of Cutler to get him to the ground (the replays conclusively show it was a push and not a “forearm shiver” that Hocules called) and a horsecollar tackle that was without a doubt a tackle by the long hair, a legal tackle.

    He is young and lost his composure. Hopefully he will learn from this and take out his frustrations legally during the play, not afterwards.

  73. buzzardpointlookout says: Nov 29, 2011 7:45 PM

    I doubt there is any chance this suspension is reduced. But it does allow Suh to be around the Lions’ practice facility during the appeal. I suspect this is a move designed to accomplish that.

  74. thridandlong says: Nov 29, 2011 8:03 PM

    Nov 29, 2011 5:52 PM
    thridandlong says: Nov 29, 2011 5:27 PM

    To all the teams that have Detroit remaining on their schedule.

    No reason to fear Suh when he plays.
    As a Bear fan and hearing on numerous occasion this year how bad our offensive line is, Suh was ineffective as a pass rusher during the Detroit, Bears game this year. No sacks, 1 personal foul…about as productive then as he will be when he is suspended.
    ———————————————
    Chicago double teamed Suh, as does every Lions opponent, so it appears that while you may feel he’s ineffective an unproductive (in a weak attempt at trolling), the rest of the league apparently does not.

    ==================================

    And the rest of the league players play between the whistles….unlike your man Suh….Peppers is regularly double and triple teamed, don’t remember Pepper’s being suspended for his on field play and behavior….and your point is ?!?!?!

  75. unkleruckus says: Nov 29, 2011 8:07 PM

    voyager6 says:
    Nov 29, 2011 7:01 PM
    Remember that if Suh isn’t suitably punished, the other players who face him will feel the need to cheap shot him on the field, possibly ending his career.

    Why would they risk a fine for a lineman no one outside of GB ever heard of until he was stomped? Playing in the NFL is a fraternity and as much as fans may despise Suh he hangs out with plenty of players from around the league in the off season. He was hanging out in Spain during the lockout with a few of them from other teams. Most players dislike fans (especially bloggers and twitter fans) more than you’ll ever know. Most of them say the PC in public, but when hanging out together they talk so much trash about fans.

  76. philtration says: Nov 29, 2011 8:32 PM

    easyeddie says: Nov 29, 2011 5:52 PM

    To all the teams that have Detroit remaining on their schedule.

    Chicago double teamed Suh, as does every Lions opponent, so it appears that while you may feel he’s ineffective an unproductive (in a weak attempt at trolling), the rest of the league apparently does not.
    =================================

    Suh is the only player in the league that gets double teamed?
    I can’t remember the last time I saw Julius Peppers NOT being double teamed but he still makes plays and he does not loose his mind when he can’t get to the QB.

  77. trapshoot says: Nov 29, 2011 9:00 PM

    Two games is not enough for Suh. He has no true remorse and will soon be on the sidelines again after he gets reinstated. Dirt doesn’t come off easily.

  78. philly2boston says: Nov 29, 2011 9:08 PM

    jfinn5 writes,

    This is why you pay your union dues. Suh might be wrong but at least he gets a fair hearing.

    with that I couldn’t help to think of some NOTORIOUS B.I.G. lyrics..

    “even when I was wrong I got my point across.”

    for no reason

  79. 3ghostninja says: Nov 29, 2011 9:19 PM

    Guess you can’t post links. Anyhow, This appeal seems to ne standard procedure. Might as well try I guess.

  80. r81ders says: Nov 29, 2011 10:28 PM

    That’s a slap on the hand two games only, and the nerve this guy has to slap the NFL rite back to appeal it WOW i am blown away this guy just who does he think he is. To me if he appeals it that means he still thinks he did nothing wrong this dude is just as dumb as they come from college.

  81. toooverbearing says: Nov 30, 2011 12:17 AM

    I understand why the NFLPA encouraged Suh to appeal, but I don’t understand why Goodell would encourage it. “Welcoming” the appeal is one thing, but “encouraging” an appeal to a decision you or your side made sounds a bit weak. Help me understand, is there some procedural benefit to the league’s side to have Suh appeal the suspension?

  82. savannahrose44 says: Nov 30, 2011 12:20 AM

    Decision expected sunday….this SHOULD be a no brainer denial.

  83. bronco1st says: Nov 30, 2011 12:32 AM

    Goodell says he didn’t mean to step on Suh, he was just trying to get his balance…

  84. mineallmine001 says: Nov 30, 2011 4:09 AM

    easyeddie says: Nov 29, 2011 5:52 PM

    To all the teams that have Detroit remaining on their schedule.

    Chicago double teamed Suh, as does every Lions opponent, so it appears that while you may feel he’s ineffective an unproductive (in a weak attempt at trolling), the rest of the league apparently does not.
    =================================

    Suh is the only player in the league that gets double teamed?
    I can’t remember the last time I saw Julius Peppers NOT being double teamed but he still makes plays and he does not loose his mind when he can’t get to the QB.

    ================================

    So Clay Mathews should loose his head because of frustration from constant double teams and chip blocks?

  85. denverdude7 says: Nov 30, 2011 4:43 AM

    Upon further review…
    Let’s make it a 4 game suspension for the boy named Suh.

  86. 1fembot2 says: Nov 30, 2011 6:54 AM

    Suh turned his head when he did the stomp. Luckily the offensive lineman’s head was not under his foot & luckily Suh wasn’t wearing cleats. Otherwise he’d be looking at 5 games suspension. I’d say 2 games is fair for attempted murder. My lawyerly take on it. So, Suh me.

  87. blakeden says: Nov 30, 2011 8:55 AM

    Hmmm play week 12 (Saints) miss week 13 (Vikings) and possibly week 14. Sue needs to man-up except the 2 game suspension and move on. If he keeps up his bullying style some offensive lineman will take his knee(s) out and Sue will be done.

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