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Five days after stomping on Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has learned his fate.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Suh has been suspended two games.

Per Glazer, Suh has not been required to participate in anger management as part of his punishment.

Under the league’s process for on-field infractions, a copy of which PFT has obtained, Suh has three days to file an appeal.  A hearing then must be held within 10 days after the appeal is made.

The rules do not specify a deadline for the issuance of a final decision.  If Suh appeals, he’ll definitely be available for Sunday night’s game at New Orleans.  The Lions play the Vikings, Raiders, Chargers, and Packers over the final four weeks of the season.

The appeal will be conducted by Art Shell or Ted Cottrell.  Both have been jointly hired — and are jointly paid — by the NFL and the NFLPA.  League exec Ray Anderson will appoint one or the other to handle the hearing and make a final and binding decision.

Despite strong criticism from some players that the appeal process is meaningless, punishments meted out by the league office routinely are reduced on appeal by Shell and Cottrell.  In this specific case, a reduction of the suspension from two games to one would provide a high-profile example to all players, media, and fans that the appeal process is not futile.

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  1. tiffpats4eva says: Nov 29, 2011 10:17 AM

    That’s 3 games. He was ejected from a game.

  2. joetoronto says: Nov 29, 2011 10:17 AM

    Not enough, Haynesworth should sue.

  3. thelongestgoodbye says: Nov 29, 2011 10:17 AM

    Really, have a meeting with the commish to explain your not dirty then do one of the dirtiest things a player can do and give a lame excuse ( I lost my balance) and get two games?????

  4. i3addog says: Nov 29, 2011 10:18 AM

    It should have been the rest of the season based on his prior behavior.

  5. bostontim says: Nov 29, 2011 10:19 AM

    “In this specific case, a reduction of the suspension from two games to one would provide a high-profile example to all players, media, and fans that the appeal process is not futile.”

    In this specific case it should be futile.

    Cheers, BostonTim

  6. longdrivesaint says: Nov 29, 2011 10:19 AM

    If he appeals, his call to Goodell and the public apology goes out the window. Stand up and be a man or stay being a punk. Simple as that.

  7. rdawg911 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:21 AM

    Too bad. According to my calculations, Lions will lose to the Saints, beat Minny, lose to the Raiders, beat San Diego (if they’re lucky), then go into the season finale trying to stop the Packers from going 16-0. Seems like a 9-7 finish to me.

  8. allascowboys says: Nov 29, 2011 10:21 AM

    Good.

  9. dirtybird2020 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:21 AM

    The lions are gonna need all the dirty plays they can get after seeing brees last night!!!

  10. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Nov 29, 2011 10:22 AM

    ” In this specific case, a reduction of the suspension from two games to one would provide a high-profile example to all players, media, and fans that the appeal process is not futile.”

    Yeh, but it WOULD show all players, media, and fans that it was wrong. No one deserves to be suspended more than this guy. Fines do NOT work. Missing game days is the only thing that will get players attention.

  11. solgoode says: Nov 29, 2011 10:22 AM

    RESISTENCE is futile!

  12. derekjetersmansion says: Nov 29, 2011 10:23 AM

    Lions are still a bad team, just the best bad team.

  13. bigjdve says: Nov 29, 2011 10:23 AM

    A reduction would also show that they are only punishing him for show and not actually trying to get him to learn something.

    It would be one thing for a 1st time offender, however Suh has had multiple unsportsmanlike problems this year alone, not including last year.

  14. mrcincinnati says: Nov 29, 2011 10:23 AM

    thats it just 2 games?

  15. makinghtmlcodeforfacebook says: Nov 29, 2011 10:23 AM

    If Suh is ready to get serious about playing football, he should accept the suspension without an appeal and do his time. That might get him a little bit of respect to start him on a new journey. I hope he can get everything figured out.

  16. keeponhating says: Nov 29, 2011 10:23 AM

    If he appeals they need to up the suspension to 4 games. He doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

    Just take the very lenient and well deserved punishment and keep your mouth shut.

  17. packerrube13 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:23 AM

    I think I (finally) agree with a Goodell ruling/disciplinary action for once. This seems about right.

    Yes, I’m a Packer fan. The people calling for the rest of the season are just ridiculous. If he does it again though, it should be much more severe…

  18. rascalmanny says: Nov 29, 2011 10:24 AM

    Suh should have been suspended for the rest of the season.

    Hard, tough playing is fantastic.

    Gangsta, street fighting I care nothing about.

    And I don’t care what “tough” guys did in the past in the NFL.

    If you like what Suh did, then just surround the field with barbed wire and let the players have at it MMA style.

  19. 1phd says: Nov 29, 2011 10:24 AM

    Schwartz should join him in the anger management sessions.

  20. sophiethegreatdane says: Nov 29, 2011 10:25 AM

    Should have been a 3 game suspension, knowing that it will get knocked down to 2 games upon appeal.

  21. tinbender2000 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:25 AM

    “In this specific case, a reduction of the suspension from two games to one would provide a high-profile example to all players, media, and fans that the appeal process is not futile”
    And it would show the punishment is a sham.

  22. warrenmoon says: Nov 29, 2011 10:25 AM

    Appeal it! That way if it is held up after the Saints game I won’t have to see your ugly face when the lions play the Raiders

  23. lionsfansince85 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:26 AM

    Best case scenario for the Lions: he appeals, gets it reduced to one game, and only misses the game in Minny which is one they should be able to win without him.

  24. burnzy32 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:26 AM

    APPEAL, we need him this next game, we can manage the others without him

  25. jimmysee says: Nov 29, 2011 10:27 AM

    If Suh has any smarts, after his public relations debacle, he will not appeal.

  26. enders9 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:28 AM

    joetoronto says: Nov 29, 2011 10:17 AM

    Not enough, Haynesworth should sue.

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    There is a difference between stomping on someones head and stomping on their arm.

  27. gb4mn0 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:30 AM

    Does it really make any difference if he misses the next 2 weekends? The Saints are gonna drill the kitty cats even with Suh-z and Det can embarrass the vikequeens the following week without him. I’d sit him now and discourage him from appealing his suspension.

  28. oren120 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:30 AM

    rdawg911 says:
    Nov 29, 2011 10:21 AM
    Too bad. According to my calculations, Lions will lose to the Saints, beat Minny, lose to the Raiders, beat San Diego (if they’re lucky), then go into the season finale trying to stop the Packers from going
    16-0. Seems like a 9-7 finish to me.

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    1. lol Oakland

    2. Thank you so much. Now I can sleep at night knowing what your “calculations” have produced.

  29. hendawg21 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:31 AM

    how about 2 games and anger management lessons…

  30. catman72 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:31 AM

    Good, the kick was bad enough but his denial sealed his fate… he doesn’t get it.

    Forget the fines, taking playing time away from these guys gets their attention. This is LONG overdue.

  31. chocolatebaconbutter says: Nov 29, 2011 10:32 AM

    I can’t believe the number of people who keep suggesting that he should be suspended the rest of the season. Get real people. He stomped on a guy, he didn’t stab him. 2 games is entirely appropriate.

  32. nejerseygirl says: Nov 29, 2011 10:33 AM

    “In this specific case, a reduction of the suspension from two games to one would provide a high-profile example to all players, media, and fans that the appeal process is not futile.”

    Uh, no.. it would provide an example of how to do something wrong and essentially get away with it.

  33. frankie3333 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:34 AM

    If he doesnt appeal, he misses the Saints and the Vikings games. If he appeals and loses, he misses the Vikings and the Raiders games. So the question is, do the Lions want him in for the Saints game or the Raiders game?

  34. charmcity207 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:35 AM

    Good. Hope he learns.

  35. mikehockhurtz says: Nov 29, 2011 10:36 AM

    “The lions are gonna need all the dirty plays they can get after seeing brees last night!!!”

    **********************

    Saints looked good, but the Giants look terrible…

  36. detroitkitty says: Nov 29, 2011 10:37 AM

    I’m a Lions fan and I hope it doesn’t get reduced on appeal – assuming Suh chooses to appeal, which I hope he doesn’t. 2 games is the minimum he should have gotten.

    Be a man and take your punishment (unlike that pathetic post-game excuse-making exercise).

  37. philtration says: Nov 29, 2011 10:37 AM

    If he appeals then make it 4 games.

  38. rmc1995 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:38 AM

    Unprecedented to give a multiple game suspension to someone who has not injured a player with any of his personal fouls. Not even for a single play. Now this is the precedent for the league for multiple offenders of any kind. Be careful what the weak minded wish for. The league office is hungry for power and the over reacting media is giving them the keys. Obviously some are more equal than others in their story lines.

  39. lionsfanatic84 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:39 AM

    He shoulda just kicked the dude in the groin like robison, at least he wouldn’t be suspended

  40. realitypolice says: Nov 29, 2011 10:39 AM

    Suh should NOT appeal, for two reasons.

    1) If he wants to show his apology was genuine, he should accept the penalty.

    2) The Lions last few games could be played with a lot on the line. Better to get the suspension over with now. They would probably go 1-1 in their next two games with or without him.

  41. woodyg says: Nov 29, 2011 10:40 AM

    The Lions are no longer relevant …….

    “So-So-Suh” is no longer relevant …….

    Both the Lions & Suh will remain irrelevant as long as Schwartz & his staff are running things in Detroit ….. Time to eliminate the ‘root cause’ …..

  42. toegoat says: Nov 29, 2011 10:40 AM

    O.D.B. Dirt Mcgirt

  43. gordyb7 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:41 AM

    He should accept the suspension instead of appealing.

    The Lions are not going to beat the Saints on the road, but they should easily beat the Vikings at home even without Suh.

    They will need him for those Oakland and San Diego games.

    Both are winnable and must-wins for the Lions at this point.

    Beating Minnesota, Oakland and San Diego, the Lions go 10-6 and get that sixth playoff spot over the Hanie-led Bears.

  44. rasalghoul says: Nov 29, 2011 10:42 AM

    /random comment about Suh

  45. freebird2011 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:43 AM

    I was thinking a headline of “Suhspended” would have been more creative.

    Anyway, it appears to me that Suh might have a case for a reduction to one game since the Packers OG was not injured. Furthermore, there doesn’t appear to have been any intent to injure. Rather, it appeared to be more about contempt and disrespect of an opposing player.

  46. dbones750 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:44 AM

    I’d consider giving up 2 paychecks to stomp out one of my co-workers…

    Sure, he didn’t stop a face, but it still seems like he’s getting off light.

  47. schmokes says: Nov 29, 2011 10:48 AM

    2 games just for losing his balance. Harsh.

  48. weepingjebus says: Nov 29, 2011 10:48 AM

    Is ‘roid rage considered a disability yet?

  49. michiganhockey11 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:50 AM

    It was a selfish play and he is hurting his team by not beign on the field (this being a Detroit fan). His teamates should get on him about this. 2 games, I guess that is ok. (Face it Suh, you got owned by an O-lineman that wasn’t even drafted!)

    However, if Moore went after a QB that had a name of Brady, woudl he have been suspended?

    What abotu that guy that got blatatnly kicked in the jewels either this year or last year, and he got no suspension? Just saying consistancy is not the leagues strong suit.

  50. tjacks7 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:52 AM

    Pretty harsh punishment for a guy who was just trying to catch his balance. Well, at least he came clean about it.. Oh, wait.

  51. hotlasagna says: Nov 29, 2011 10:52 AM

    As a Lions fan, I think 2 games is fair. He’s young and leads with emotion which cost him last week. He is great for the city of Detroit and I look forward to many years of him in a Lions uniform. Take the suspension, learn from it and continue your hall of fame career.

  52. eaglesw00t says: Nov 29, 2011 10:52 AM

    Yay!!

    This is probably the first suspension I have agreed with since Haynesworth.

    Suh completely deserved it. Now, if only they could take more than 1/8th of his salary…

    I hope he loses his endorsements too. He really is a classless player. I love tough guys on my team. But stomping someone when theyre already down is hardly tough. Its gutless.

  53. str8up12 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:54 AM

    What a bunch of whiny haters on here. That and far worse happens in every game. Wether you agree with it or not, that’s football. I’d much rather see the guy from Minny who kicked the dude in the sack get suspended. That is far dirtier than stepping on a guy’s arm.

  54. eaglesw00t says: Nov 29, 2011 10:56 AM

    keeponhating says:
    Nov 29, 2011 10:23 AM
    If he appeals they need to up the suspension to 4 games. He doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

    Just take the very lenient and well deserved punishment and keep your mouth shut.

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    And I do agree with that. He called the comissioner himself and apologized and admitted fault. If youre at fault, you have no basis for an appeal.

    If he thinks 2 games is too long, then he apparently doesnt think what he did was very wrong at all.

  55. dcfan4life says: Nov 29, 2011 10:57 AM

    I thought for sure with his ridiculous excuse he would get more games. I think this suspension is only 2 games because Suh does good things off the field in the community and doesnt get himself in trouble. Either that or he really did something right in his meeting and phone conversationg to Goodall. If anyone has a better explaination im all ears.

  56. joewilly says: Nov 29, 2011 10:57 AM

    People calling for more than 2 games are being incredibly ridiculous- the Viking who actually kicked at , and made contact with, a Packer’s sack got to play the rest of the game with NO suspensions. You can even throw your helmet into the stands at fans or flip them off and not get suspended. Did Suh even make contact with the Packer player?

    Why do we NEVER see a replay of any action before that or from any other camera angle? The Fox crew blew it by never showing any more and spending the rest of the broadcast only talking about Suh and not how he was being mugged on that entire play before that and GOT STEAMROLLED AFTER THE WHISTLE- HELMET TO HELMET- and the officials in that game deserve lots of blame for letting it escalate, and yet PFT has decided all that matters is continuing the sensationalistic storyline of Suh being “dirty.” None of which came out before this season and now all of a sudden everyone knew. Sure.

  57. dchuwo says: Nov 29, 2011 10:58 AM

    My guess is he got 1 game for the act and 1 game for his post-game comments. What about suspending Schwartz for enabling and/or encouraging this behavior?

  58. eyesofdisarray says: Nov 29, 2011 10:59 AM

    I find all the “don’t appeal – be a man” posts to be laughable. If any of you were in that situation of losing 6 figures you would appeal whether you were guilty or not.

    Personally I don’t care if he appeals or not, but I do think that the 2 games he got is fair.

  59. flipadelphia says: Nov 29, 2011 11:00 AM

    If he appeals he should get it dropped to a 1 game suspension. Why? Because Jared Allen punched a guy this past weekend. No suspension. Because Courtland Finnegan and Andre Johnson got into a knockdown dragout fist fight last year. No suspension. Because a Vikes player kicked a Packer’s player right square in the junk 3 weeks ago. No suspension.

    If the NFL has shown one thing, it’s that they’re wildly inconsistent.

  60. kenhawk says: Nov 29, 2011 11:00 AM

    HOW IS THAT HEADLINE NOT “SUHSPENDED TWO GAMES”??!?!?!

    COME ON!!!!

  61. 3octaveFart says: Nov 29, 2011 11:00 AM

    “Per Glazer, Suh has not been required to participate in anger management as part of his punishment.”

    Just as well.
    That would have really pissed him off…

  62. blewinski says: Nov 29, 2011 11:02 AM

    Can someone remind me how long Brian Robison was suspended for kicking T.J. Lang in the nuts?

    Just because Robison or any other player isn’t labeled dirty it’s ok for them to kick people?

    If you kick, stomp, punch, etc another player no matter who you are you should get 2 games.

  63. dorn09 says: Nov 29, 2011 11:05 AM

    Stomping on a downed opponent is not even legal in the UFC. Should have been the rest of the year.

  64. thedisbackindtown says: Nov 29, 2011 11:05 AM

    I am sorry all you fools that think he should be suspended more than 2 games are just ridiculous. His act was no where near the attack Albert put on a defenseless lineman. This guy is a aggressive, disruptive, powerful, and feared Defensive Lineman in the NFL. What do you expect to be? I mean all of you bad mouthing him are lying to yourself to think you would not want this guy on your team. The only thing this kid needs to do its control his play between the whistles…thats all! His actions are warranted of a suspension…BUT this young man has plenty of time to rectify his perception in the league. All you so called NFL fans just relax!

  65. memphisyinzer says: Nov 29, 2011 11:07 AM

    If not anger management classes, how about some community service. There is plenty of poverty in Detroit…..make him work with / for some of the impoverished and let him see what he has and what how he is “pissing” it away with his immature attitude.

  66. dfinpds says: Nov 29, 2011 11:07 AM

    If the lions organization or schwartz had any integrity at all, they would suspend him another game or AT LEAST fine him the equivalent of another game check………Is there an over/under on how many minutes this pos will play on 1/1/12 before someone “accidently” chopblocks him?

  67. luckynumberlucas says: Nov 29, 2011 11:08 AM

    I guess now he is – puts on sunglasses – Suhspended…

    Yeah….!

  68. packerrube13 says: Nov 29, 2011 11:11 AM

    Schmokes, apparently everyone doesn’t get your sarcasm like I do. Ha ha

  69. packerbacker12 says: Nov 29, 2011 11:14 AM

    Even if Evan Dietrich-Smith wasn’t injured, it was completely unnecessary for Suh to stomp on him. There is no room for that in professional football, let alone professional sports.

  70. grpatriot says: Nov 29, 2011 11:15 AM

    Suh didn’t stomp on his head? That’s the justification? Looks to me that he couldn’t have gotten to his head, because he buried in the turf!
    Guess it pays to apologize after the fact? At 1st deny it! Then parse it, then finally admit it…..?

  71. smoothjimmyapollo says: Nov 29, 2011 11:17 AM

    “Anyway, it appears to me that Suh might have a case for a reduction to one game since the Packers OG was not injured. Furthermore, there doesn’t appear to have been any intent to injure.”

    Outside of pro wrestling, when is there not intent to injure when you stomp on another person? Players are punished all the time for plays that do not injure players. Based on his past history, Suh has no case. Isn’t it strange that he’s getting no public support from his teammates?

    If he’s smart, he doesn’t appeal because his presence will have no bearing on the results of the next two games, but it might affect the Oakland game. Since he’s not smart, he’ll appeal.

  72. pskotte says: Nov 29, 2011 11:20 AM

    I don’t know if Suh is dirty, but he does take cheap shots. The fraternity of players will take care of this in their own way by retaliating against him or his teammates. Unless he learns from this suspension the whole Lions team is vulnerable. If it gets reduced the rest of the league will not feel that justice was served. For the good of his team Suh should take his punishment like a man (unless he’s not one).

  73. cbow1968 says: Nov 29, 2011 11:26 AM

    He should’ve stomped on his groin so he would only receive a fine.

  74. rmc1995 says: Nov 29, 2011 11:27 AM

    John Jolly, Brandon Underwood and Erik Walden were all Packers and all arrested within the last 6 months yet somehow the Lions are out of control, need anger management, steroid testing and the coach to stop enabling bad behavior. The double standard continues.

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    pskotte says: Nov 29, 2011 11:20 AM

    I don’t know if Suh is dirty, but he does take cheap shots. The fraternity of players will take care of this in their own way by retaliating against him or his teammates. Unless he learns from this suspension the whole Lions team is vulnerable. If it gets reduced the rest of the league will not feel that justice was served. For the good of his team Suh should take his punishment like a man (unless he’s not one).
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    Retaliate against Suh if they must, but against a different Lion player? How does that accomplish anything?

  76. m2karateman says: Nov 29, 2011 11:28 AM

    memphisyinzer says:
    Nov 29, 2011 11:07 AM
    If not anger management classes, how about some community service. There is plenty of poverty in Detroit…..make him work with / for some of the impoverished and let him see what he has and what how he is “pissing” it away with his immature attitude.
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    Shows how much you know. Suh already is involved in community projects, and he has been involved since before he even signed his contract with the team.
    As for those saying he “stomped” the other player….no, he didn’t. Did he step on him deliberately? Yes, and that deserves punishment. But STOMPED?! No, it wasn’t that severe, which is why two games is fair.
    No appeal, just accept it and try to control your aggression.

  77. pinhead2 says: Nov 29, 2011 11:32 AM

    Never knew he was this type of player when he was at Nebraska. Sad to see him with such anger issues on the field because I love watching this guy play. All this extracurricular stuff has come as a real surprise – and disappointment. Hope he can get it together or he’s blowing one of the more promising NFL careers ever.

  78. realitypolice says: Nov 29, 2011 11:32 AM

    blewinski says:
    Nov 29, 2011 11:02 AM
    Can someone remind me how long Brian Robison was suspended for kicking T.J. Lang in the nuts?
    ====================
    OMG, I am sick to death of this stupid argument.

    Which part of Suh being a repeat offender who has already been fined multiple times don’t you understand?

    Fines and suspensions in the league are progressive- the more you get, the bigger they are.

    Do you really not understand something this simple?

  79. hawkinsob says: Nov 29, 2011 11:33 AM

    “a reduction of the suspension from two games to one would provide a high-profile example to all players, media, and fans that the appeal process is not futile.”

    I thought you were going to say that this case would provide a high profile example that stomping on somebody after the play wouldn’t be tolerated. But I guess some people believe the really important lesson to be learned from this whole incident is that players who stomp on people should be able to “routinely” get their punishments reduced.

  80. jimmysee says: Nov 29, 2011 11:34 AM

    If he were to appeal — and I was the hearing officer — my ruling would be —

    3 game suspension.

  81. comeonnowguys says: Nov 29, 2011 11:36 AM

    Schwartz should have been suspended for one as well.

    Captain Can’t-Take-It brings this out in his players.

  82. radrntn says: Nov 29, 2011 11:38 AM

    well the commisioner looked and said the normal protocol is a 4 game suspension, and then he looked at the schedule and said “oh you play the raiders in three weeks” we will only make it a three game suspension. This way you can play against the raiders.

    (you need to count the game he was ejected from as a suspension)

    Funny take a nutrional supplement and get a four game suspension, and stomp a dude, get a three game.

  83. johngaltwho says: Nov 29, 2011 11:39 AM

    The Lions will decide whether to appeal purely on the way they believe will have the least effect on the team and it will not have anything to do with Suh himself. I personally think they should not appeal and let him serve his two games right away cause I dont see em beating New Orleans with Suh anyway and they’re not a good enough team to count on winning games against anybody on any given Sunday. One NFC team will back into the playoffs – I think the Falcons will play their way in and that’ll leave the Giants, Bears and Lions. They all have their issues. Suh has managed to turn himself from a potentially exciting asset to a difficult to control problem.

  84. PFTiswhatitis says: Nov 29, 2011 11:41 AM

    The league should force him to flush his Roids.

  85. cschick2317 says: Nov 29, 2011 11:45 AM

    Two games is fair. Yes, he has a record, but I think that just changes what’s fair from a one game to a two game suspension. He didn’t injure the player the way Haynesworth did (doesn’t make what he did any better…but punishment is partially based on the harm someone caused even if they intended to cause more) and it’s his first removal from a game. Each time he does this he should be suspended longer and longer, but starting out at 5 games is a bit much.

  86. kimberlyparker says: Nov 29, 2011 11:47 AM

    ” In this specific case, a reduction of the suspension from two games to one would provide a high-profile example to all players, media, and fans that the appeal process is not futile.”

    In what world should “appeal” automatically mean “reduce”? Players – if that’s what you think, let Suh stomp all over all of you and see how you like it.

  87. bischof21 says: Nov 29, 2011 11:47 AM

    I’m confused. I agree that Suh should be suspended. There was no way it was going to be more than two games though. We have players who are actually getting arrested who get 2-3 games. There was no way Roger was going to be able to get away with more than 2 IMO. When you have a player arrested for choking a woman and suspend him only two games you can’t go and act like stomping on an arm is worse than that. There would have been outrage from different outlets. I’m hoping that 2 games is enough for Suh to realize he has become an idiot. Suh, your team needs you I grow up. Realize where you are at right now. Someone in the organization needs to grow a pair and put him in his place.

  88. Steelerbear78 says: Nov 29, 2011 11:51 AM

    Two games? That’s it? Suh’s suspention is as short as his fuse.

    And to all the people trying to rationalize anyone else’s infractions….try and keep it straight. Suh is a repeat offender. Hence the suspention. Quit trying to have his back. You just look like fools who don’t know what your talking about.

  89. nflnfl13 says: Nov 29, 2011 11:53 AM

    Suh has place a huge magnifying glass on himself, the team and Schwartz with his intentional dirty play and pathetic initial excuse and subsequent suck up comments to the media and the Commish. He acts like a spoiled child and should of received more than two games for his actions. So is it one game for the three head slams and one game for the stomp or was the three head slams ok with the league?

  90. rmc1995 says: Nov 29, 2011 11:54 AM

    It makes me chuckle to read that Suh will get his during a chop block…blah..blah. Watch the games! Teams have been chop blocking him and holding him all season. They’ve been trying to take him out its just never called. Offensive lineman are the dirtiest players in all sports . If they can get to you when they have been beat they will hold, trip, grab, tackle anything. They are coached and enabled to do anything they can to protect a potential big play in exchange for the slim chance of -10 yard penalty and a repeated down. Better than a sack.

  91. MossMoon2Packers says: Nov 29, 2011 11:57 AM

    The paradox is that Suh is an obviously intelligent and articulate man, yet clearly has disturbing anger issues, as well.

  92. xlionfantilsuhisgone says: Nov 29, 2011 12:05 PM

    Two games and peanuts out of his pocket. This is a joke. The guy for the the Steelers, Harrison gets crushed out his pocket and all he does is tackle people. This league is a joke, and teaches kids the lessons. I can no longer let my kids watch the Lions (and maybe the NFL) as long as this disgrace of an athlete and a human being (along with certain other individuals… ALBERT) are in the league. I don’t want my kids to think that stomping on people (just cause it’s in the heat of the game) and then to be such a coward and not own up to your actions, is the way that people are suppose to act.

  93. goblue714 says: Nov 29, 2011 12:07 PM

    Every player in the nfl should just start wearing makeup and a skirt cuz thats all I see on ESPN anymore, a bunch of women who call all the shots. I can just imagine them all sitting around trying to figure out to make the game less violent. This is man’s game ladies and Dbags on here, you don’t like it don’t watch it.

  94. asublimeday says: Nov 29, 2011 12:10 PM

    DUH, the MVP of the Bears in their race to the #5 seed. Thanks, moron!

  95. detroitsgonagetya says: Nov 29, 2011 12:13 PM

    johngaltwho says:
    Nov 29, 2011 11:39 AM
    The Lions will decide whether to appeal purely on the way they believe will have the least effect on the team and it will not have anything to do with Suh himself.

    Not sure your correct here! Just heard Schwartz being interviewed, and he stated that it’s not up to the Lions org. appeals are haldled between the player, his agent and the NFLPA.
    I’m sure the Lions have input but thats what he’s saying publicly!

  96. asublimeday says: Nov 29, 2011 12:24 PM

    Every player in the nfl should just start wearing makeup and a skirt cuz thats all I see on ESPN anymore, a bunch of women who call all the shots. I can just imagine them all sitting around trying to figure out to make the game less violent. This is man’s game ladies and Dbags on here, you don’t like it don’t watch it.
    ———

    Awww, is somebody a widdle angry that their team is gonna go 9-7 and miss the playoffs? Poor babies.

  97. Raider-in-PA says: Nov 29, 2011 12:26 PM

    GOOD!!!

  98. primetime0552 says: Nov 29, 2011 12:27 PM

    xlionfantilsuhisgone says:Nov 29, 2011 12:05 PM

    Two games and peanuts out of his pocket. This is a joke. The guy for the the Steelers, Harrison gets crushed out his pocket and all he does is tackle people. This league is a joke, and teaches kids the lessons. I can no longer let my kids watch the Lions (and maybe the NFL) as long as this disgrace of an athlete and a human being (along with certain other individuals… ALBERT) are in the league. I don’t want my kids to think that stomping on people (just cause it’s in the heat of the game) and then to be such a coward and not own up to your actions, is the way that people are suppose to act.

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    Disgrace of a human being? hahaha WOW! You know him personally? Everybody who has actually met him or knows him very well says he is the nicest most caring person outside of the field. How about the countless charities and schools that he is always doing work for, raising money for, donating money to? That doesn’t sound like a disgrace of a human being to me. He is mean on the field, big deal. That doesn’t make him a bad person. I don’t know him personally, but everything I’ve read/heard from people who do know him only have good things to say about him off the field…

  99. joekappedyourass says: Nov 29, 2011 12:27 PM

    lmfao

  100. rkolenda says: Nov 29, 2011 12:31 PM

    This anger management talk is beyond absurd. It amazes me how people are not only football experts but also experts on human psychology. Get a grip. This is football…not golf.

  101. The Prophet says: Nov 29, 2011 12:44 PM

    None of this makes sense, since after all NFL commisioner referred to Suh as one of the faces of the NFL.

    As soon as Goodell made those remarks about Suh this past summer, this was BOUND to happen. Suh is great for the Lions on their way to be a winning team, but he is awful for the NFL as a whole and it was idiotic for Goodell to frame Suh as anything other than someone he’d rather not comment on publicly.

  102. lionsfan4life91 says: Nov 29, 2011 12:45 PM

    man…he plays dirty you ask for a suspension. he does this and he gets one, which i think is well deserved, and fair considering he already missed half of the thanksgiving game. but its still not good enough, you got what you wanted, suh suspended. just be happy.

  103. pigskinswag says: Nov 29, 2011 12:50 PM

    I’m okay with the length of the suspension. People are drawing a parallel to Albert Haynesworth’s stomping incident, but its two totally different situations. Gurode was injured by Haynesworth’s actions. Smith was not injured. Suh was ejected and missed half of a game, so 2.5 games seems reasonable. If it sounds like I’m defending Suh, I’m not, because he’s as filthy as they come. There’s intensity, and then there’s idioticness. He’s an unfortunate combination of both.

  104. dellied says: Nov 29, 2011 12:51 PM

    Packer fan here.

    What Suh did was utterly moronic, but I think 2 games is about right. Gotta remember that he was ejected from the Packer game and that affected that game pretty drastically. He suffered the embarrassment of being called out on national television on Thanksgiving Day as well.

    If he does something this egregious again? You can sit him for half of a season for all I care.

    This is all assuming, of course, that they don’t reduce his suspension upon appeal. He needs to be suspended for at least 2 more games.

  105. bcar1023 says: Nov 29, 2011 1:02 PM

    2 games is the right amount. That’s 160+ K. He’ll get the point. If not, go for 5 like Fat Albert who’s offense was much more egregious.

    Also, I wouldn’t judge the Saints on last nights game. We haven’t seen gaps like that in the Giants line since Strahan retired and took his smile with him.

  106. ahs2 says: Nov 29, 2011 1:04 PM

    Anger management classes?!?! What a joke….

  107. lionsfanatic84 says: Nov 29, 2011 1:08 PM

    Roid rage?!?!? C’mon folks look at Suh, hes a skinny d lineman, if he were anything he might be anerexic. And suspend Schwartz? !? Was he on the field telling Suh to do it. If people are gonna dislike the lions I’m cool with that, but throwing out baseless arguements is ludacris

  108. ncsteeler says: Nov 29, 2011 1:14 PM

    The lions should get Suh into anger management threapy for their own good – maybe in the offseason. They and he should see that it is in their mutual interest. Whether it seems fair or not, the league office will have him on a short leash and the next time something like this happens, the suspension is going to be more like 6 games. Can the Lions afford to loose him for that many games? Does Suh want to loose that many game checks?

  109. johngaltwho says: Nov 29, 2011 1:36 PM

    This suspension will be better than anger management. It hurts the team. Now, neither Schwartz nor his teammates will be smug and grinning at his antics. Until now, they were enjoying the bad boys reputation and were willing to write off some cash and a few 15 yarders as the price of doing business but now the NFL has changed the game (literally) and in the end, the team wants to win and Suh will modify his behavior.

  110. rmc1995 says: Nov 29, 2011 1:39 PM

    This repeat offender thing needs to be clarified. Is he a repeat offender of kicking or throwing a punch? No, his other penalties were in the realm of making a football play. If there is unnecessary roughness penalty in a game than it stands to reason that roughness is expected and in fact necessary at times. Using his history for unnecessary roughness to justify an unprecedented suspension for unsportsmanlike behavoir proves there is a double standard against Suh.

  111. MossMoon2Packers says: Nov 29, 2011 1:47 PM

    @rkolenda

    Is it? Football is a violent game, but there are rules which limit violence. A player who plays with uncontrolled anger is bound to overstep the rules (as Suh did), so why isn’t it appropriate that he get anger management instruction?

  112. detroitsgonagetya says: Nov 29, 2011 1:49 PM

    When someone’s on Roid’s, doesnt their head get Bigger? (like barry bonds) Have you looked at Suh, he has a tiny little head and huuuge body, his bicepts are the size of his head….so i’m ruling out roid rage here!

  113. schmitty2 says: Nov 29, 2011 1:50 PM

    Word has it the NFL will rename it a “Suhspension”

  114. Lee Rudnicki says: Nov 29, 2011 1:56 PM

    Maybe the world does not need a “a high-profile example to all players, media, and fans that the NFL appeal process is not futile.”

    Maybe the NFL, players and fans need to see a clown who could have ruined another player’s career in a fit of uncontrolled rage … sit on the bench for a couple of weeks.

  115. concernedcitizen001 says: Nov 29, 2011 1:58 PM

    I guess this means Commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t among Suh’s “true fans?”

  116. jpirish says: Nov 29, 2011 2:02 PM

    All you guys whinning on here about a Suh.. WAAAAAAA. Get a F’N life. You guys all wish he was on your team.. Waaaaaaaa. Shut up and worry bout your own team. It’s FOOTBALL not FOOSEBALL. Give me a Break go Buy A Skirt!!
    If you had him you wouldn’t be calling for a suspension.

  117. rkolenda says: Nov 29, 2011 2:05 PM

    @MossMoon2Packers

    Who are you to determine if Suh has anger issues? He lost it and crossed the line..and we can all agree.

  118. johngaltwho says: Nov 29, 2011 2:06 PM

    detroitsgonagetya says: Nov 29, 2011 1:49 PM

    “When someone’s on Roid’s, doesnt their head get Bigger? (like barry bonds) Have you looked at Suh, he has a tiny little head and huuuge body, his bicepts are the size of his head….so i’m ruling out roid rage here!”

    I don’t think steroids cause the head to get larger although I suspect it does cause dysproportionate growth of the ego (not exactly the same). As for Suh’s smaller noggin – Did you know that dinosaurs, despite their large body habitus, actually had tiny brains… just sayin’

  119. pftuser says: Nov 29, 2011 2:09 PM

    Millen would never have drafted this guy.

  120. granadafan says: Nov 29, 2011 2:12 PM

    Should have been at least three. The stomp was bad enough, but his complete lack of remorse after the game (and not in the heat of the moment) was even worse. He flat out lied to the NFL, the media, the fans, and the other players on camera. Maybe that’s ok for some of you, but to me his lies show that he wasn’t sorry and does not recognize that his actions were wrong. IN the face of massive public criticism, his lawyer/PR staff quickly put a half hearted “apology” on his Facebook that only the most deluded and easily duped fans accepted.

    Suh is completely out of control and has zero recognition of his dirty play. Suspend him more. He deserves it.

  121. lionsfanatic84 says: Nov 29, 2011 2:20 PM

    Art shell is in charge of appeals that should be good for Suh given shell was coach of the raiders in the 80’s aka dirtiest team ever

  122. MossMoon2Packers says: Nov 29, 2011 3:43 PM

    detroitsgonagetya said: … Have you looked at Suh, he has a tiny little head and huuuge body, his bicepts are the size of his head….so i’m ruling out roid rage here!

    Why don’t we refer it to the expert? Calling Clay Matthews! Calling Clay Matthews!

  123. steelcitywhitty says: Nov 29, 2011 8:35 PM

    I just wish you guys would watch the play starting from the point where Suh is on the ground and the offensive lineman initiates the extra curricular activities … not condoning the stomping though, that was stupid, Suh already beat the lineman on the play and the after play.

    I think Goodell’s logic is suspend for 1 but say 2 and allow 1 game reduction. 1 full and a partial game for stupidity is enough.

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