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Ndamukong Suh loses his appeal

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Ndamukong Suh will be suspended for the Lions’ next two games after losing his appeal.

The NFL announced today that Suh’s suspension was upheld, following an appeal hearing with Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Shell, who now serves as an NFL-NFLPA on-field affairs officer, on Thursday.

Former NFL cornerback Merton Hanks, who is now a vice president inside the league office, originally handed down the two-game suspension, and under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, all appeals of such suspensions are handled by Shell or the other NFL-NFLPA on-field affairs officer, Ted Cottrell.

So Suh, who bolstered his reputation as a dirty player by stomping on Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving, will be suspended for the Lions’ game Sunday against the Saints and next week against the Vikings. He will be reinstated to the Lions’ active roster on December 12.

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  1. johngaltwho says: Dec 2, 2011 4:01 PM

    Ah sweet justice

  2. hrmlss says: Dec 2, 2011 4:01 PM

    They should of added a game just to show him what a punk he is. And another if he appealed that.

  3. jpres2001ss says: Dec 2, 2011 4:02 PM

    That sucks. ZERO chance for Lions Sunday night.

  4. zaktmt says: Dec 2, 2011 4:02 PM

    He should get his suspension extended for his stupidity in appealing the suspension.

  5. kriswd40 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:03 PM

    And the Packers player thrown out of the same game for throwing a punch gets a $20,000 fine. Justice my ass.

  6. rmc1995 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:03 PM

    New standard for suspensions. Look for goons to be even more active in divisional games to get somebody to swing.

  7. goodluckking says: Dec 2, 2011 4:03 PM

    There are two types of people in the world.

    Those that hate on Suh without all the information.

    and

    Those that hate on Suh even with all the information.

  8. klutch14u says: Dec 2, 2011 4:04 PM

    Had he stomped on a guy with a non-hyphenated name he’d have gotten 4 games.

  9. awawego says: Dec 2, 2011 4:05 PM

    Correct thing to do. As a Lions fan, I appreciate his ability – but he must learn good sportsmanship.

  10. waitingguilty says: Dec 2, 2011 4:05 PM

    Great…but are the Lion’s going to claim McNabb?

  11. chc4 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:06 PM

    Lions had zero chance against the Saints either way.

  12. Steelerbear78 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:07 PM

    So his “I lost my balance” schtick didn’t work? Haha

  13. starderup says: Dec 2, 2011 4:07 PM

    If it would have been up to me, I’d have suspended him for the remainder of the season – then, let him come back for the last game once the Loins were out of it.
    He was getting owned by a backup. He is not all that.

  14. weepingjebus says: Dec 2, 2011 4:07 PM

    Someone should check to see if Suh’s representatives are still alive. Some of them might have families.

  15. paleandpasty says: Dec 2, 2011 4:08 PM

    I think that he suffers from Narcissitic Personality Disorder.

  16. vickspuppy says: Dec 2, 2011 4:09 PM

    The system works. He got what he desrved for what he did. At least now the Lions and their fans can use him as a scapegoat to explain why they didn’t make the playoffs after starting 5-0.

  17. bodester says: Dec 2, 2011 4:09 PM

    I’m a Lions fan and I will admit I am happy he lost his appeal. He deserves to sit.

    For those of you riding him for appealing, it’s not him that’s making him appeal, it’s the union. The union makes nearly every player appeal discipline like this. Whoever your team is, if a player on yours did the same thing it would end up being appealed.

  18. jackbauerqb1 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:09 PM

    Well, this goes to show that the appeals process in the NFL actually works sometimes. Have a great vacation SUH!!

  19. electricvibe says: Dec 2, 2011 4:09 PM

    IMO the suspension was very soft. Basing off of his history and fines I would have liked a 3 game suspension.

  20. dvdman123 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:10 PM

    Drew Brees just started licking his chops.

  21. 9ersurf says: Dec 2, 2011 4:10 PM

    He should get his suspension extended for his stupidity in appealing the suspension

    —————————————————

    and seek a name change to Imdumbagain Suh

  22. motorcitykitties says: Dec 2, 2011 4:10 PM

    Lions fan here – Good. We were going to lose this week VS the Saints and win next week VS the Vikings regardless of Suh. Glad it didn’t get pushed back so we can make a playoff push late.

  23. emil4423 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:10 PM

    How did he lose???I’m flabbergasted… Suh lost his balance the video clearly shows this

  24. dbones750 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:11 PM

    Best thing Art Shell ever did for the NFL…

  25. snarkzilla says: Dec 2, 2011 4:11 PM

    There was little chance he’d have gotten into the Saints backfield anyway. Overrated.

  26. denverhoopdreams says: Dec 2, 2011 4:11 PM

    As much as I agree with this suspension, I hope you guys know that the NFLPA tells a player to appeal, just to appeal. It has nothing to do with whether or not he thought they’d actually appeal it.

  27. panther17 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:11 PM

    Others had my same thought. Ruling should of added a another game to suspension for appealing and wasting their time.

  28. warvette says: Dec 2, 2011 4:12 PM

    maybe he should get even madder. it seems to help him.

  29. mvp43 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:13 PM

    You would hope a 2 game suspension would teach this guy a lesson but somehow I think this will happen again.

  30. mnajb says: Dec 2, 2011 4:13 PM

    Can we please highlight the fact that he messed with the guys neck some more? I mean, his predilection for ripping at peoples heads is what makes him dangerous.. the stomp just makes him a complete ass.

  31. cured76 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:14 PM

    I’m a little surprised (nonetheless happy) about this. the league has been knocking down most fines they’ve levied on appeal. Cutting them in half most times. Glad they didn’t let this one go.

  32. gerard33 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:14 PM

    anybody comment about Hanks’s neck yet?

  33. lionhunter909 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:14 PM

    Not a surprise really, now Lions can move forward and worry about the Saints. Maybe they can use this as motivation. I expect a close game on Sunday regardless.

    BTW, for all of you Suh bashers, I’ll still bet the great majority of you would not be unhappy if Suh were on your favorite team. Too much phony indignation on this board. Suh will be back, smarter and better, and the Lions will be an elite team by next season.

  34. knowerofallthings says: Dec 2, 2011 4:15 PM

    in other news the sky is blue

  35. neemdaddy13 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:15 PM

    hrmlss/kaktmt, you guys took the words out of my mouth. They should have doubled it based on Suh’s audacity to appeal. He just doesn’t get it, hopefully one day he will.

  36. thridandlong says: Dec 2, 2011 4:18 PM

    FACE !!!!!

  37. nofunleague says: Dec 2, 2011 4:18 PM

    Have a nice rest you piece of garbage. Lose a little cash and maybe learn a lesson but I doubt it. He is a loser, liar, and a louse. Good riddance.

  38. trapshoot says: Dec 2, 2011 4:18 PM

    Deserves to be suspended at least one more game.

    Question is will revert to form upon being reinstated? Stay tuned.

  39. pacificajim says: Dec 2, 2011 4:19 PM

    I do not have a problem with Suhzie filing an appeal – it’s part of the overall process when discipline is meted out and everybody is entitled to their day in court.

    The fact that Art Shell did not reduce his punishment, given how often he and Cottrell regularly reduce the fines and consequences of so many other players, I hope would speak volumes to Suhzie that he was way over the line this time.

    Hopefully, he will learn from this.

  40. pigskinpimp68 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:19 PM

    All of you so-called experts who are calling for Suh to be suspended anywhere from 3 games to the remainder of the season need to relax and think about how idiotic your comments are. The man made a mistake & showed he definitely has some growing up to do. But I guarantee you that each and every one of you you would appeal if you were in his shoes. That is why there is the process in place to handle these types of situations. It doesn’t make him wrong for appealing.

  41. waccoforflacco says: Dec 2, 2011 4:19 PM

    The best thing to come out of this is that the next suspension will be for four games.

  42. thridandlong says: Dec 2, 2011 4:19 PM

    Suh….classic example why some orga*ms should be swallowed !

  43. 808raiderinparadise says: Dec 2, 2011 4:20 PM

    dbones750 says:
    Dec 2, 2011 4:11 PM
    Best thing Art Shell ever did for the NFL…

    ********

    Besides be a HOF player.

    Besides being in the elite class of a Superbowl head coach winner & Superbowl Player winner?

    Yeah telling Suh’s dumb@$$ he suspended for 2 games was the best thing he ever did for the NFL?

  44. 4512dawg4512 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:20 PM

    He should get one tacked on just for insulting everybody’s intelligence at his post game presser. You got shoved and you were just trying to get your balance? Oh really, ok…. cause in all fifteen HD camera angles it kind of looked to all of us that you stomped on the guys arm that you had just face slammed into the dirt three times. Let me guess, you were just using his head to help you stand up, right? Yeah good, thanks for clearing all that up for us Suh….. moron

  45. wingz101 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:20 PM

    Unreal. We’ve seen punches by Woodson, nut kicks by Robison. But Suh has gotten 2 games for stoping a guy that bear hugged him to the ground. The NFL PA can’t be too happy here … and the NFL ain’t too smart. What is gonna stop coaches from instructing their third string guard to go out and cheap shot star players in the hopes of getting a crazy reaction. The Packers have already done it twice this year, not including the Woodson punch. The Pack was openly talking about how they knew they could drive Suh over the edge, but hey, who cares about that.

  46. mbd3126 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:20 PM

    As a diehard Lions fan, I support this suspension 100%. Suh demonstrated his inability to control his emotions during that game. Everyone gets cheap shots and many good players get double and triple teamed. It is how you handle yourself both on and off the football field that shows real talent and leadership.

    Now let’s see if the Lions are for real and overcome adversity to beat the Saints!! I will always hold out hope!

  47. time2speakup says: Dec 2, 2011 4:21 PM

    Not sure of two things here: one, before the “stomp” watching this kid doing his best to grind a players head into the turf with the visible malice you could see from your couch was scary and goes unmentioned; and two: meting out a suspension (that should have been 3 or 4 games not just two) fails to address the real problem. This youngster has some very serious issues. Watching clips of some of his antics leading up to now clearly shows. Unless he is given some professional help, this over grown man-child is going to seriously injure somebody. Then all everyone will say or think is “sorry.” And sorry won’t undo the damage he does.

  48. johngaltwho says: Dec 2, 2011 4:23 PM

    lionhunter909 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:14 PM “Suh will be back, smarter and better, and the Lions will be an elite team by next season.”

    If by “elite”, you mean third place in the NFC North – again, I totally agree with you.

  49. bischof21 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:24 PM

    What I’ve learned is that you should go for the sack and not for the arm…ok got it.

  50. siaaa says: Dec 2, 2011 4:24 PM

    this guy is delusional.
    completely out of touch with reality.

  51. Steelerbear78 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:24 PM

    @Motorcitykitties, That’s rich! Hahaha! I have to thank you for a good laugh. Late season playoff push? Only thing the Lions have pushed lately was a Packers head into the ground. Quickly followed by a balancing “act” or as the rest of us call it a cheap stomp.

  52. easyeddie says: Dec 2, 2011 4:25 PM

    neemdaddy13 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:15 PM

    hrmlss/kaktmt, you guys took the words out of my mouth. They should have doubled it based on Suh’s audacity to appeal. He just doesn’t get it, hopefully one day he will.

    ———————-
    More foolishness about the nerve of Suh to make an appeal.
    Anyone accused of anything who has the right/privilege to appeal a ruling/judgement against them and doesn’t use it is an idiot. Any lawyer will tell you that . It doesn’t take audacity to figure that out, just basic common sense.

    The next player who kicks someone in the ball sack better get 2 games as well.

  53. razsan says: Dec 2, 2011 4:26 PM

    The Packers are Lucky Suh was kicked out…they would’ve easily beat the Packers if he was allowed to play the 2nd half.

  54. bordner says: Dec 2, 2011 4:29 PM

    kriswd40 says:
    Dec 2, 2011 4:03 PM

    And the Packers player thrown out of the same game for throwing a punch gets a $20,000 fine. Justice my ass.
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    It was actually only $15k – does that make your ass feel a little better?

  55. jmat40 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:31 PM

    Good to hear. I’m glad the league didn’t reduce Suh’s suspension because I really thought they would.
    He’s lucky it wasn’t for 3 games or more.

    Now deal with it and move on Suh.

  56. tombradyswig says: Dec 2, 2011 4:31 PM

    watch out, he’s stomping mad now!!!!!!

  57. easyeddie says: Dec 2, 2011 4:31 PM

    starderup says: Dec 2, 2011 4:07 PM

    If it would have been up to me, I’d have suspended him for the remainder of the season – then, let him come back for the last game once the Loins were out of it.
    He was getting owned by a backup. He is not all that.
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    If he’s not “all that” you wouldn’t be so excited that he sits 2 games.
    He didn’t get “owned” by a backup. Can’t wait for the last game vs. the fudge packers.

  58. bischof21 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:33 PM

    Anyone who thinks he was wrong for appealing is off their rocker. You have the right to an appeal and have zero to lose if it’s denied. The dumbest thing you can do is to deny yourself of your rights. I would hope every player/person would be smart enough to understand that.

  59. blackbeardk says: Dec 2, 2011 4:33 PM

    Expedite the hearing so that even if he loses he comes back to play against the Raiders…league has it’s priorities!

  60. rkolenda says: Dec 2, 2011 4:34 PM

    Lots of anger out here..perhaps anger management is needed for these so-called experts out here.

  61. spartyfi says: Dec 2, 2011 4:34 PM

    This is just lame. Again, look at the tape preceding what occurred. If Suh gets 2 games, then that cheatingOLineman needs to get a game for all the BS he was pulling. Someone punks on you then you should do EXACTLY what Suh did to him. That’s how men handle their business….not how a bunch of pansies of today’s generation that were all raised by women do things…”oh, let me walk away and be the bigger man”…that is LAME and the sentiment of weak men.

    Also, anyone that says this guy was owning Suh, is absolutely right IF you don’t count all the holding and pulling down he was doing. He definitely did not “own” him within the rules!

  62. bearsandjazz says: Dec 2, 2011 4:34 PM

    Oh Thank the Football Gods. It’s a statement to not only players but to fans that just because you make money and have rare talents doesn’t mean you’re exempt from making good moral decisions. He never once apologized to Dietrich-Smith and that alone is a sign of a meathead who needed to be punished. If the physical evidence consensus is your wrong than own up, be a man and apologize. Had he apologized I might have even been ok with a 1 game suspension but to be that Naïve, hard headed, blind and just outright ridiculously stupid in his post game comments and unwillingness to admit wrong doing without a PR rep is just cowardly. Teammates

  63. bearsandjazz says: Dec 2, 2011 4:35 PM

    Oh Thank the Football Gods. It’s a statement to not only players but to fans that just because you make money and have rare talents doesn’t mean you’re exempt from making good moral decisions. He never once apologized to Dietrich-Smith and that alone is a sign of a meathead who needed to be punished. If the physical evidence consensus is your wrong than own up, be a man and apologize. Had he apologized I might have even been ok with a 1 game suspension but to be that Naïve, hard headed, blind and just outright ridiculously stupid in his post game comments and unwillingness to admit wrong doing without a PR rep is just cowardly.

  64. johngaltwho says: Dec 2, 2011 4:36 PM

    razsan says: Dec 2, 2011 4:26 PM

    The Packers are Lucky Suh was kicked out…they would’ve easily beat the Packers if he was allowed to play the 2nd half.

    Totally agree – about to go down 10-0. Had em just where they wanted em.

  65. ahs2 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:36 PM

    Perhaps a better title would be “NFLPA Loses Their Appeal”

  66. chetwynnr says: Dec 2, 2011 4:41 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Lions use this as motivation and actually beat the Saint’s … only to lose against the Vikings.

  67. drewsylvania says: Dec 2, 2011 4:46 PM

    Suspect this guy will Rae Carruth himself out of the NFL (and the free world) at some point.

  68. foosballisthedevil says: Dec 2, 2011 4:51 PM

    Suh steps on an offensive lineman and thought there would be a different outcome from the appeal process conducted by a retired offensive lineman, even if he is a Raider alum.

  69. flipadelphia says: Dec 2, 2011 4:51 PM

    Meanwhile Raiders Rolando McClain flashes a huge smile, after he put a gun to a mans head that was bleeding and begging for his life then fires the gun next to his head.

    He may have to sit a game, maybe. Hear about this?

    Nah, probably not, because Ndamukong Suh is satan evidently.

  70. popbox says: Dec 2, 2011 4:51 PM

    Remember last month when the Lions mattered? (insert SI magazine cover)

  71. bischof21 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:03 PM

    Yup the Lions are so irrelevant now that they got a Sunday night game. Good call.

  72. huskersrock1 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:05 PM

    Two games aren’t enough, but it is the most you will get by the union.

  73. kidpresentable says: Dec 2, 2011 5:06 PM

    Someone punks on you then you should do EXACTLY what Suh did to him. That’s how men handle their business
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    My three-year-old handles his business by stomping his feet and screaming too.

  74. flickaboogie says: Dec 2, 2011 5:08 PM

    These kinds of things happen every week in the NFL with a lot of different players . I’ve got a feeling that we will see a lot more suspensions now that a precedent has been set, unless of course these rules only apply to Suh.

  75. firethorn1001 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:09 PM

    After reading this article, I’m not surprised at the suspension being upheld, I’m surprised that Merton Hanks is a vice president of something. I wonder if he walks into meetings doing that chicken neck bobbing thing…

  76. headshot1189 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:14 PM

    With or without Suh, the next game was going to be a loss (Saints) followed by a victory (Vikings). I’d say the Lions are getting lucky here. Speaking of the Lions, Stafford is getting chunky. Cutler won’t be the only QB with a double chin in the NFC North anymore.

  77. isphet71 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:15 PM

    The media sure does like their witch hunts and hyperbole. Of course, the vast majority of those tuning in swallow it all up, no questions asked.

    I’m not saying Suh didn’t deserve a suspension. But he isn’t the personification of evil that everyone seems to have bought into, either.

  78. bunjy96 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:17 PM

    Next man up is Farly. He also supposedly has anger problems.

    Maybe its just the Lions and their coach.

  79. 49ersmang says: Dec 2, 2011 5:20 PM

    I don’t think he ever had any to start with .

  80. jeffchadwick says: Dec 2, 2011 5:23 PM

    NFL has set a new precedent for suspending a player for on field actions. The rest of the NFL better be on their best behavior.

  81. commandercornpone says: Dec 2, 2011 5:26 PM

    interesting how and whose posts dont make “the cut”…

    art shell never coached in a super bowl and certainly never coached a winner in an sb.

    he did hire a guy out of a bed and breakfast to be the raiders OC his second time around there.

    but he was lucid this week.

  82. steveb9995 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:31 PM

    There are a lot of people in these comments who don’t realize that Goddell himself told Suh to appeal. Now Roger doesn’t look like the bad guy. I wonder who’ll be the next one suspended under this new policy: Game suspensions for fouls where no injury occurs.

  83. hehateu says: Dec 2, 2011 5:31 PM

    what a racket-create a site where folks can spew hatred and make a ton of cash-im in the wrong line of work

  84. 6250claimer says: Dec 2, 2011 5:57 PM

    Beavis says “give him the CHAIR! The CHAIR!!!!!!”. And I agree.

  85. glen5454 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:03 PM

    Life ain’t easy for a boy named suh

  86. granadafan says: Dec 2, 2011 6:07 PM

    I wonder if Shell would have reduced the suspension had there not been massive media and fan negative reaction to Suh’s “loss of balance”. There’s no way Art Shell could reduce the suspension without huge public outcry. BTW, the decision was the correct one to NOT reduce the suspension. The NFL should have had an appeal also, that Suh deserved another game suspension given that he’s a repeat offender and is by far the dirtiest player in the league.

  87. scratchnpost1234 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:08 PM

    For all the morons ripping Suh for appealing, maybe you should learn something about the NFLPA before you remove all doubt of your lack of intelligence about the NFL and it’s appeal process. The two games stand and that’s fine. As it should be since that’s what they decided. As for Suh being a punk, I would wager none of you internet tough guys would have the stoned to say anything like that to his face. You should also go to Bleacher report which has a sequence of plays that led up to the stomp and see what the Packer olineman were doing to Suh and the refs swallowed their whistles. No need to call for targets on the Lions backs, we’re used to it . Iy’s been that way for awhile now. Watch te bleacher report videos and there’s at least 60 yards worth of penalties that the refs let the pack oline get away with. You would be ticked too. You got your pound of flesh now we’re moving on.

  88. raylewis52 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:22 PM

    LOL @ NFL.com front page “Clean up on isle Suh”. Its funny cause it makes no freaking sense.

  89. rmc1995 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:28 PM

    When did Art Shell win the Super Bowl as a head coach to make him an elite Super Bowl as winning head coach and player?

  90. myfinalword says: Dec 2, 2011 6:29 PM

    bodester says:
    Dec 2, 2011 4:09 PM
    I’m a Lions fan and I will admit I am happy he lost his appeal. He deserves to sit.

    For those of you riding him for appealing, it’s not him that’s making him appeal, it’s the union. The union makes nearly every player appeal discipline like this. Whoever your team is, if a player on yours did the same thing it would end up being appealed.

    ___________________________________

    While I agree there is pressure, the decision is ultimately his to appeal or not.

  91. childressrulz says: Dec 2, 2011 6:48 PM

    kriswd40 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:03 PM

    And the Packers player thrown out of the same game for throwing a punch gets a $20,000 fine. Justice my ass.
    __________________________
    One was between the right whistles.

  92. 1fembot2 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:48 PM

    Do not forget he might lose current and/or future endorsements. He doesn’t need the extra income, but endorsements are an honor.

  93. stevenfbrackett says: Dec 2, 2011 6:51 PM

    To all you guys who keep saying “What about so-n-so, or whazzisface or that other dude…” –

    Yes, they did wrong. They were penalized. Some were fined. They were not suspended for one reason only: conduct history.

    Suh is one of the most penalized and fined players in the league in many years. The other guys are not serial repeat offenders as Suh is. The League is giving the other guys a chance to wise up with just the penalties and fines as they once did Suh. But since Suh hasn’t wised up despite all the penalties or fines, they had no choice but suspend him.

  94. nofunleague says: Dec 2, 2011 6:58 PM

    The Packer player thrown out for throwing a punch was fined and does not have a rap sheet four pages long. These things increase exponentially . Too bad they don’t have the ‘three strikes you are out” rule. And yes the difference is fair. 15,000K for throwing a punch, first offense Two game suspension for a third or fourth offense, make perfect sense. Get over it cry babies.

  95. moth25 says: Dec 2, 2011 7:03 PM

    Ndamukong Suh loses his appeal

    I didn’t find him all that appealing before…

  96. thridandlong says: Dec 2, 2011 7:13 PM

    popbox says:
    Dec 2, 2011 4:51 PM
    Remember last month when the Lions mattered?

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

    Not really !

  97. jrmbadger says: Dec 2, 2011 7:33 PM

    “kriswd40 says:
    Dec 2, 2011 4:03 PM
    And the Packers player thrown out of the same game for throwing a punch gets a $20,000 fine. Justice my ass.”
    ===================================

    The penalty increases when you’ve had past offenses. That’s why Pat Lee, Brian Robison, Charles Woodson weren’t suspended – they don’t have a reputation for ripping people’s heads off. I might also add that Woodson and Robison took responsibility and apologized – rather than Suh’s pathetic justification.

  98. flickaboogie says: Dec 2, 2011 8:02 PM

    I’ve got a feeling that Suh is going to wait until week 17 to apologize to the Packers.

  99. r8rh8r says: Dec 2, 2011 8:03 PM

    Ndonkeykong Suh…pure comedy…

  100. 3ghostninja says: Dec 2, 2011 8:22 PM

    Strange. Many of my comments are not staying posted while I have to scroll through a bunch of asinine “GIVE HIM MOAR GAME’S!!! HE’S REDICULOUS!!1!!” comments.

    These past 10 days have seemed like an eternity. I’m glad the decision is final. I was hoping for 1 game because he did get tossed right after it happened. But hopefully he’ll put this kind of thing behind him.

    It will be a challenge, but he’s got to just adopt a stone face and show that no amount of trickery is going to set him off anymore. Then he should start to draw satisfaction from driving other players nuts when it becomes apparent that they have no effect anymore.

    I thought 2 games was a bit excessive but I also think every one of the previous fines were absurd, especially the Cutler one.

  101. frezfram says: Dec 2, 2011 9:46 PM

    I wonder if the bigger question should be, did Suh learn his lesson?
    Is he going to play it straight or is he going to go prima donna and the rest of the season, team and fans be damned?
    I would be willing to bet that the league has the ref’s watch him closely in those last three games.
    I would also be willing to bet the other teams will be watching him and giving him every chip and dig they can.

  102. comeonnowguys says: Dec 2, 2011 9:52 PM

    3ghostninja says:
    Dec 2, 2011 8:22 PM

    Strange. I wanted Suh to have a third game, and most of my stuff gets deleted quite often, too.

    Chances are, if your stuff gets deleted, it’s a procedural/rules thing, and not some big, bad conspiracy.

    Still, stinks when you try to put some thought into it and it gets tossed. I mean, it’s hard getting all three of my brain cells to work at the same time.

  103. shaggytoodle says: Dec 2, 2011 10:45 PM

    Act like a b!(@*, but don’t be complain when your getting screwed.

  104. nomoreseasontix says: Dec 3, 2011 12:59 AM

    Suspended or not, I’d hate to have Suh coming after me. The guy is an enormous specimen.
    It’s scary that he can’t control himself.

  105. dabeloved says: Dec 3, 2011 3:04 AM

    “Sonny, is it better to be feared or respected? Given the choice, I prefer to be feared”.

  106. easyeddie says: Dec 3, 2011 9:43 AM

    #1fembot2 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:48 PM

    Do not forget he might lose current and/or future endorsements. He doesn’t need the extra income, but endorsements are an honor.
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    He’s not going to lose endorsements. You act like he murdered someone.

  107. denverdude7 says: Dec 3, 2011 9:54 AM

    If you knew Suhzie,
    Like I knew Suhzie…
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    There should be no doubt a similiar situation will happen again in the near future with this guy.

    A 2 game suspension will get his attention for a short time but will suhn be forgotten.

    Suhzie’s brief but stormy career has produced a string of escalating fines and suspensions mostly for his fascination with grabbing and twisting his opponents heads.

    This type of on field behavior points to much bigger anger management issues. It is only a matter of time before he appears on a police blotter somewhere for aggravated assault.

    I predict there will be MUCH longer suspensions ahead for good old Suhzie-Q.

  108. tshirttom says: Dec 3, 2011 9:59 AM

    As a Lions fan I agree with the suspension. I hope the refs will keep a closer eye on him so maybe they will start calling all the holds against him that go unnoticed. He’ll be a better player after this.

  109. catchhester23 says: Dec 3, 2011 10:00 AM

    No one fears suh why would you? I know I wouldn’t want him on my team. 15 yard penalties all the time. Way more proud to have a guy like peppers on my team never loses his cool and doesn’t give up on the play and works his ass off in practice. If tommie harris didn’t have that injury, he was a bigger force when healthy. Never seen a d-lineman so fast off the snap.

  110. slycat216 says: Dec 3, 2011 12:59 PM

    I find it commical that defenders complain about Suh always being held. Him and every other lineman in the game. It is part of football. The difference is……Only Suh Stomped Another Player! If you have a complaint, yell at the refs all you want. But every player knows there is a line and everyone except Suh knew it is short of stomping another player.

    I am glad he appealed the suspension however. It is his right. It was bargained in to the deal. I just wish the union didn’t appeal everything. Appeals would mean more is players would accept a reasonable punishment for a punishable act. Not all punishment is unjustified.

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