Ndamukong Suh fined $100,000, not suspended

AP

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been handed the biggest fine of his career. But Suh has avoided a suspension for his illegal low block on Vikings center John Sullivan on Sunday.

The NFL has fined Suh $100,000, a much heavier fine than players typically get for personal fouls on the field, and a fine that demonstrates that Suh’s repeat-offender status has him viewed as a marked man by the NFL’s discipline police.

Suh’s largest previous fine came last season, when his pay was docked $30,000 for kicking Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin on Thanksgiving. Suh had been fined lesser amounts on other occasions for more run-of-the-mill fouls like roughing the passer and late hits.

The most money Suh ever lost for a disciplinary measure was $164,000, when he lost two weeks’ pay during a two-game suspension for stomping on Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving in 2011.

Former NFL player Merton Hanks, now the NFL’s vice president of football operations, determined the dollar amount of the fine. Suh has the opportunity to appeal the fine, and an appeal would be heard by either Ted Cottrell or Matt Birk.

135 responses to “Ndamukong Suh fined $100,000, not suspended

  1. He needs to appeal this. That same play wasn’t even a penalty the last time Suh played a game (last season). This was game ONE of the rule. This is a witch hunt. What Matthews did has been illegal for quite some time, but what fine is he getting?

  2. Good, he didnt deserve to be suspended.. and thats just pocket change to him..now lets go take care of business in the desert.

  3. Before all you dimwits start with the “double his fine if he appeals it” crap – think about how stupid an idea that is. You cannot have a fair system if there is no appeal process. And if you double a fine with a lost appeal that would be the case because you are then leveraging a player not to appeal.

  4. “Suh has the opportunity to appeal the fine, and an appeal would be heard by either Ted Cottrell or Matt Birk.”
    ————————————————–
    Matt Birk, as in offensive lineman Matt Birk? Something tells me Suh’s appeal wouldn’t go well.

  5. So I’m guessing Clay Matthews will get at least $200,00 fine then for trying to clothesline Kaepernick’s head off? No? Oh that’s right I forgot, the media and NFL is biased.

  6. tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 10, 2013 2:55 PM
    That’s a lot of change for hitting what amounts to a practice squad player for most nfl teams.
    …………
    This is one of your better posts……I even laughed at it for once.

  7. Suh’s contract is worth $60 million…So this fine is the equivalent of a person making a hundred thousand dollars getting a hundred bucks….That’ll teach him…What a joke

  8. Suh’s contract is worth $60 million…So this fine is the equivalent of a person making a hundred thousand dollars getting fined a hundred bucks….That’ll teach him…What a joke

  9. He doesn’t have to change! His finable antics are what makes opposing QB’s piss there pants when he’s on the field!

  10. to all those who witch hunt Suh…I hope he breaks your quarterback in half when he plays your team.

    the man plays hard and ferocious. He just happens to plan in the NEW sissy NFL.

  11. So everyone else that committed illegal blocks this weekend is getting fined too, right?

    It was 15 yards and 6 points off the board. No one is disputing the fact of the penalty. The rest reeks of media predilections and selective discipline from the league office.

  12. Lions fans are delusional. Your boy has numerous cheap shots and blatantly tries hurting other players, yet you feel he should be treated the same as everybody? FYI: the criminal justice system also penalizes people for past criminal history. It’s called living in an advanced society. Get out of Detroit once in a while and find out what that means.

  13. We can criticize Suh all we want for being a dirty player, but, I will tell you this—if Dick Butkus or Joe Greene played in this era, their Busts would not be in Canton.

  14. Show me the cheapshot’s Matthews has done compared to Suh. Clay made a stupid play and owned up to it, he will get fined. Suh is constantly doing stupid things and not sacking up to what he does. Good luck with your team captain lions, you’ll be battling it out for the basement of the North with the queens all year long.

  15. That’s pocket change to him and he’ll be available for us when we destroy the Cardinals on Sunday.
    All you Suh haters can get bent.

  16. tokyosandblaster “That’s a lot of change for hitting what amounts to a practice squad player for most nfl teams.”

    Sullivan is one of the best centers in football

  17. I dislike Clay Matthews but are you guys serious when you say he should be fined? Why? because it happened to the 9ers?…because it was Kap?

    and to think….YOU are the ones complaining about the NFL being flag football

  18. He got what he deserves, but he does it all the time anyway. Hope Reggie can carry this team with his running etc, otherwise Detroit could have a problem.

  19. any other player would have been flagged for it, and then gotten a slap on the wrist by the league. Suh is a rough, aggressive player, and something of a throwback to another era, which today’s NFL won’t tolerate, but there is in my opinion entirely too much whining about his style of play.

  20. tokyosandblaster says:Sep 10, 2013 2:55 PM

    That’s a lot of change for hitting what amounts to a practice squad player for most nfl teams.

    ——————–

    You have just showed how much you know about the game. Sullivan is one of the top 3 centers in the NFL. You might want to do some research before making a statement like that.

  21. annes22 says:
    Sep 10, 2013 3:14 PM
    He got what he deserves, but he does it all the time anyway. Hope Reggie can carry this team with his running etc, otherwise Detroit could have a problem.
    —–
    If you think Bush or Suh are the only players that can carry this team, then you haven’t been paying attention.

  22. Shouldn’t even be a fine. You blowhards talking suspension just don’t want him blowing up your QB. Man up, it’s a violent game. I want to see HEAVY fines the next time ANY hit could possibly be perceived as ‘injury intent’. Happens 20X every game.

  23. CM started the tackle by diving towards CK, while both were still in bounds. CM got him around the chest and brought him down out of bounds. Sure, the contact started after CK had taken a stride out-of-bounds but what are you supposed to when a QB is running TOWARDS the sideline? HOPE he steps out and not touch him while he instead jukes by you for the score?! Nothing about that tackle was dirty or nearly career-ending like many of NS’s hits. I’m glad most of the posters on here don’t play in the NFL… you’d be boring as hell to watch.

  24. Ndumbakass Suh was the dirtiest player in College and now is wearing that same distinction ion in the NFL!

    Shame the Lions players made him a captain!

  25. For all those talking about the dangerous ‘cheap shots’ of Suh’s–who has he injured with dirty play? I for one would much rather get my arm stepped on or my groin (and cup) contacted by Suh than get Swearinger’s helmet through the knee at full speed. I bet Dustin Keller would tell you the same.

    Suh plays hard and sometimes lets his temper get the best of him, but there are FAR worse cheap shots all the time in this league.

  26. conormacleod says:
    Sep 10, 2013 3:10 PM

    Lions fans are delusional. Your boy has numerous cheap shots and blatantly tries hurting other players, yet you feel he should be treated the same as everybody? FYI: the criminal justice system also penalizes people for past criminal history. It’s called living in an advanced society. Get out of Detroit once in a while and find out what that means.

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    “blatantly tries hurting other players”? Who has he injured? Ever? Don;t you think that if he wanted to injure someone he could have? There are plays like this everyweek in the NFL and because it’s Suh you ASSUME he had malice intent. Guy went and apologized to Sullivan at half-time. It was a stupid play with and he was fined – rightfully so. As far as the city, you shouldn’t talk about things you don’t understand.

  27. I love how the Lions fans are talking trash, “Sounds fair to me” , Now let’s win some more games” .
    Remember 3 years ago your mouths started yapping, and your lions did their typical melt down.
    Last year they were a non factor. Please tell me how they are going to win it all this year, Suh will be stomping on some guys head while he’s on the ground soon and the Lions season will be over, as usual.

  28. Not a fan of either team nor the player involved but that is an unfair punishment IMO. The hit was typical of any given sunday, the only part that was cheap was the guy being out of the play already but you are taught from day 1 to go until the whistle blows.

  29. You guys must not really get it if you’re seriously saying Matthews needs to get fined 2x as much as Suh. This was the first time Clay’s done anything like this as far as I can remember. Suh’s hit was more dangerous. And finally and probably most importantly, Suh is clearly a repeat offender.

    Clay hasn’t been fined, yet I’ll bet you my next paycheck he won’t pull that crap again. Can’t say the same for Suh, however.

  30. fground says:
    Sep 10, 2013 3:14 PM
    tokyosandblaster “That’s a lot of change for hitting what amounts to a practice squad player for most nfl teams.”

    Sullivan is one of the best centers in football
    …………..
    Tokyo cant help himself. Deep down he knows Sullivan is better than and would probably start at any position along the Packers’ O-Line……even though he is an undersized Center.

  31. Sounds about right. That was a very dangerous situation given how undersized Sullivan is – he could have been killed.

  32. The Matthews thing doesn’t compare with Suh. Matthews should and will be fined, but he doesn’t have a consistent pattern of sociopathic behavior. Suh does.

    I’m starting to believe Suh should be suspended for a long time, maybe an entire season, for his next severe infraction.

    After that, banned from the league. He simply doesn’t know how to follow the rules. Or perhaps he doesn’t care.

  33. Did anyone actually watch the Clay Matthews hit? He committed to hit and left the ground while Kaepernick was still in bounds. It’s not his fault Kaepernick saw him and ducked out of bounds to avoid the hit. What did you want him to do, magically stop himself mid-air? Once he left the ground, it was over. Now, of course, he could have just kept both feet on the ground but anyone who watches him play knows that’s not his style. The dude just flys around (literally) looking for tackles.

    As far as the dirty player comments go, give me a break! I can’t remember another hit that was even border-line dirty coming from him. Prove me otherwise.

    Suh, on the other hand, is as dirty as they come. From head stomping to nut kicking, this (idiot) has been and will always be dirty. He deserves every dollar coming out of that pocket.

  34. The myopic position of the posting Lions fans is hilarious — the fine is based upon an accumulation of misdeeds, not just this one blatant one. And thank goodness he didn’t do this to a Packer’s player, as the collective WI fan base would have been calling for a congressional inquiry and criminal charges. Well, that or demanding he live in Detroit year around as punishment.

  35. I see the “players only meeting” Suh held last week talking about being “mature” and not committing stupid penalties was a rousing success.

  36. teamnorsecore says:Sep 10, 2013 3:06 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 10, 2013 2:55 PM
    That’s a lot of change for hitting what amounts to a practice squad player for most nfl teams.
    …………
    This is one of your better posts……I even laughed at it for once.
    _________

    Especially when you consider what the Packers have been throwing out there at center lately.

  37. You idiots talking about Clay are so stupid. He admitted it was wrong and stupid, something suh is completely incapable of doing. It is his first time even being in this position, and I bet he will just pay his well deserved fine and move on, unlike you jealous packer haters like contra.

  38. How about an article on the reversed Calvin Johnson touchdown again and why the Victor Cruz touchdown stood. I’m guessing until it happens to a New England, Dallas, San Fran or New York team nothing will change.

  39. Matthews will get a big fine, and he deserves it for a dirty and stupid play. But he was at least hitting a guy who, y’know, HAD THE BALL, not a guy who was 15 yards away from it.

  40. Suh donates more than that on a weekly basis. I don’t think he’s concerned with anything other than how hard he’s going to sack Palmer in a few days.

  41. So Suh plays in the sissy version of the NFL? Cheap shot artists like Suh will turn the NFL into flag football before the REAL players that play with passion do.

  42. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Sep 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    teamnorsecore says:Sep 10, 2013 3:06 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 10, 2013 2:55 PM
    That’s a lot of change for hitting what amounts to a practice squad player for most nfl teams.
    …………
    This is one of your better posts……I even laughed at it for once.
    _________

    Especially when you consider what the Packers have been throwing out there at center lately.

    ——-

    Like we care what you think. Shouldn’t you be more worried about the next “QB of the future” that minnesota will be taking in the draft? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

  43. @reesesteel23 says:
    Sep 10, 2013 3:14 PM
    I dislike Clay Matthews but are you guys serious when you say he should be fined? Why? because it happened to the 9ers?…because it was Kap?

    and to think….YOU are the ones complaining about the NFL being flag football
    —–
    You need to look at it again. The guy launched himself at Kaepernick when he was already clearly out of bounds. And he clotheslined him. It was deliberate. Not surprising considering what he had said before the game.

  44. About four words into a comment you can tell who the Lions fans are. Anyway, I really dislike how I just get the feeling that he doesn’t think he’s doing anything wrong. That’s what drives me nuts about this guy.

  45. “…How much is espn going to be fined for putting us through that second MNF broadcast with Berman and Dilfer? That was cruel and unusual. …”
    ———-

    LMAO!

    I used to like Boomer as an anchor, but he’s not great at play-by-play and seemed pretty stiff. Maybe announcers get rusty too. I give Dilfer benefit of the doubt, being matched with Berman, but man, those first few minutes were so bad I bailed.

    I’d rather listed to Kornheiser and Tirico…

  46. Thats right take every dime you can
    from this idiot. but I want him threw out before he hurt somebody. Suh is not even a good DT no more. now he makes his name bye doing dirt.

  47. Suh, on the other hand, is as dirty as they come. From head stomping to nut kicking, this (idiot) has been and will always be dirty. He deserves every dollar coming out of that pocket.

    So, now it has magically become “head-stomping”?
    Really?
    BTW…..I read a story from a black belt after the crotch kicking fine and he said he would have not been able of that kind of accuracy.

    Why don’t all you haters and speaders of misinformation get lives?

  48. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Sep 10, 2013 3:50 PM
    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Sep 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    teamnorsecore says:Sep 10, 2013 3:06 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 10, 2013 2:55 PM
    That’s a lot of change for hitting what amounts to a practice squad player for most nfl teams.
    …………
    This is one of your better posts……I even laughed at it for once.
    _________

    Especially when you consider what the Packers have been throwing out there at center lately.

    ——-

    Like we care what you think. Shouldn’t you be more worried about the next “QB of the future” that minnesota will be taking in the draft? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
    ……………
    Like ANYONE takes ANYTHING you say serious anyway. Shouldn’t you be more worried about learning something about the game of football besides who your grandma told you to root for CARL???? Nice O-Line and Running Back by the way……HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  49. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Sep 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    teamnorsecore says:Sep 10, 2013 3:06 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 10, 2013 2:55 PM
    That’s a lot of change for hitting what amounts to a practice squad player for most nfl teams.
    …………
    This is one of your better posts……I even laughed at it for once.
    _________

    Especially when you consider what the Packers have been throwing out there at center lately.

    ——–

    And I’ll bet you a $1000 you can’t name our Center, but you CAN name 3 quarterbacks you think the Vikes might take in the draft! HA HA HA HA HA HA. Your QB is TERRIBLE!

  50. reesesteel23 says:
    Sep 10, 2013 3:14 PM

    I dislike Clay Matthews but are you guys serious when you say he should be fined? Why? because it happened to the 9ers?…because it was Kap?
    ————————————
    No, it’s because Lions fans have officially run out of ways to defend Suh every time he makes another dirty play. They now have to try to divert attention away from him by pointing out something that any other player in the league did on the same day.

    This time, the other player just happened to be a Packer, so in their simple minds, if Matthews isn’t fined an equal amount, it will just reinforce their belief that the NFL favors the Packers and is out to get the Lions.

    They’re also now convinced that any fan of any other team that posts anything remotely negative about the Lions or Suh is obviously a hater and fears them.

    It will all be over soon enough, once they’ve been mathematically eliminated from post-season play and most of their fans go away for the rest of the year.

  51. The real problem is the league. They change the rules ever year, soon they will say any hit below the waist will be a penalty, and there will be a fine. They want to stop this mess they need to suspend the player a few games, giving them a fine is a joke, and the joke is on the league. Bill

  52. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    Especially when you consider what the Packers have been throwing out there at center lately.
    —————-

    That Vikings O-line didn’t look so great. Other than Peterson doing it on his own for that first touchdown, he looked like the Packers RBs for the past few years. And that noodle-armed Ponder chick looked like he was running for his life on half of his drop backs.

  53. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Sep 10, 2013 4:02 PM
    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Sep 10, 2013 3:27 PM

    Sounds about right. That was a very dangerous situation given how undersized Sullivan is – he could have been killed.
    _____

    He’s 6’4″, 301 pounds.
    …………
    Well…….Carl is 5’3″, 406 pounds………so to him and most other Sconis, Sully is “undersized”.

  54. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Sep 10, 2013 4:01 PM
    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Sep 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    teamnorsecore says:Sep 10, 2013 3:06 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 10, 2013 2:55 PM
    That’s a lot of change for hitting what amounts to a practice squad player for most nfl teams.
    …………
    This is one of your better posts……I even laughed at it for once.
    _________

    Especially when you consider what the Packers have been throwing out there at center lately.

    ——–

    And I’ll bet you a $1000 you can’t name our Center, but you CAN name 3 quarterbacks you think the Vikes might take in the draft! HA HA HA HA HA HA. Your QB is TERRIBLE!
    ………….
    Try to keep up CARL…….your boy Tokyo posted that comment. Have another brat and beer.

  55. quote-
    jazsrt says:
    Sep 10, 2013 2:59 PM
    If this is accurate, then Clay should get fined $250,000.

    ———————————-

    no!!! clay matthews doesnt have the same rap sheet as SUH does.. matthews has no priors in prior cheap shots.matthews first time offender!! matthews deserves to be fined ,but he isnt a repeat offender like suh is!!

  56. hellified
    You played the vikings on sunday and it was sullivan he hit and yes I agree he should be fined but he also should be suspended, as we can see he is going to go down that road again, He will do it again that is the type of guy I have been seeing from him.

  57. Anybody, and yes I did say anybody who thinks that Suh’s conduct on the field and off is the same in 2012/2013 as it was in 2010 and 2011 is either ignorant or willfully ignorant and influenced by bias.

    Suh has come a long way in cleaning up the post play activity and blatant excessive roughing of his first two years. He was flagged for 9 personal fouls in his first two seasons He had some over the top roughing plays such as what he did to QB’s Jake Delhomme and Andy Dalton. He was invoved in the famous stomping incident Dietrich Smith, but all of that occurred in his first two seasons.

    How have things gone since the stomp, the subsequent fine, suspension and intervention of the Lions coaching staff and teammates? In 2012 Suh was in on 879 snaps and managed one personal foul, and the play he was flagged for was a ticky tack call where he pushed Aaron Rogers at the end of a play. His demeanor off the field has changed and he is no longer reclusive, but rather open, engaging, and accommodating. If you don’t believe me do a little homework.

    Another question would be, why in the world would the staff and his teammates select him to be a captain if he were still being selfish and radically undisciplined? Bottom line is they wouldn’t.

    You may choose to disagree with my post, but if you do a little fact checking and actually research the topic, you will find that what I have said is true.

    As Brian Billick put it “What Suh did wasn’t dirty, but it was illegal.” That same infraction occurred 7 times last year and not a soul in here can tell me who was flagged. Why? Because it normally isn’t a big deal until it has been done by Suh, whose earned past reputation is difficult for both he and you to shake.

    I also rea

  58. Lions Fan here-

    1) It is an excessive amount. That being said, Suh deserves it. It was a dumbass move that shouldn’t have been made. No intent to injure, just simply this guy will not ever it seems incorporate any situational awareness into his game.

    2) Why he got the C on his jersey this year is baffling. It’s more baffling that Schwartz didn’t rip it off his jersey Sunday. You don’t have leaders do stupid things ove and over ( right Louie Delmas?)

    3) Schwartz needs to go. To say that he doesn’t care about guys…Captains…doing stupid stuff on the field that hurt the team and the team’s image is beyond dumb. Its’ willfully ignorant of how to be a leader himself. Mayhew has (finally after a decade) gotten a bunch of talent on this team and he has schoolyard clown running it on the field.

    4)This team looks ready to straight up blow people out…that should have been a 51-24 massacre. If they can finally stay healthy in the Dbackfield and get a little production out of Burleson…look out. AP had 17 yards the rest of the game after his first carry….that DLine is Beast Mode 8 guys deep…

  59. Carl Gerbschmidt says:Sep 10, 2013 4:01 PM

    And I’ll bet you a $1000 you can’t name our Center, but you CAN name 3 quarterbacks you think the Vikes might take in the draft! HA HA HA HA HA HA. Your QB is TERRIBLE!
    _______

    Of course I can. Teddy Bridgewater, Tajh Boyd, Brett Hundley, Marcus Mariota, David Fales, A.J. McCarron…

    And your center is Marlene Dietrich, who is a bit undersized at 6’2″, 308.

  60. What a load of crap. Best D Tackle in the game. All the players commenting on him needing to be suspended are only hoping so in the prayer he won’t kill their QB. If they are not playing Detroit they are still hoping he can’t play because with him we can reek some havoc and win some games. Playoff spots are hard to come by.

  61. jcbadger34 says:Sep 10, 2013 4:07 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    Especially when you consider what the Packers have been throwing out there at center lately.
    —————-

    That Vikings O-line didn’t look so great. Other than Peterson doing it on his own for that first touchdown, he looked like the Packers RBs for the past few years. And that noodle-armed Ponder chick looked like he was running for his life on half of his drop backs.
    ______

    Maybe they didn’t look so great Sunday, but I’ll bet Carl’s $1000 that you would trade the Packers’ whole o-line for the Vikings’.

  62. Do you people actually read and understand the situation here?

    His past history is what got him this fine…

    Clay Matthews has nothing to do with this. You can’t compare the two.

  63. This is at least the 6th article by PFT concerning this one play. However, I don’t see any articles of how Victor Cruz was awarded a TD, without any look at replay mind you, while Calvin Johnson was once again robbed of another TD while making the same play – catching the ball while outside of the endzone and then “breaking the pane” of the goal line.<p/

    It seems like the “Calvin Johnson rule” ony applies to –Calvin Johnson.

    Furthermore, David DeCastro of the Steelers, tried to hit an opponent with an illegal cut block while he was already being blocked by a teammate – Pouncey. Instead, DeCastro ended-up cutting Pouncey – putting him out for the year. Does DeCastro get fined for this? Or are there any aricles about it? I think not. Look at the play and you’ll see how DeCastro DELIBERATELY tried to cut the opponent.

  64. ponderthedumpoffking says:
    Sep 10, 2013 4:30 PM
    These no name players with minimal talent need to make a name somehow. Shariff Floyd and Xavier Rhodes should ask Suh for pointers. I didn’t hear their names called at all during the game.
    ………….
    Why are you watching Viking games? Shouldn’t you have been outside at that time, in your Matthews jersey, impressing your neighbors with your lame, sack celebration imitations, firing yourself up for the Pack-9ers game?

  65. Suh does seem to be a bit of a cheap shot artist. I would dearly love to see one of his ‘victims’ call him out – “I’ll meet you wherever you want to meet and let’s settle this.”

    It would be interesting to see what his response would be.

  66. The criteria for these fines and punishments is too vague. What the NFL needs is specific guidelines for fines and suspensions. Like this:
    1st PF- no fine
    2nd PF- 10k fine
    3rd PF- 25k fine
    4th PF- 50k fine
    5th PF- 100k fine
    6th PF- 1 game suspension
    7th PF- 2 game suspension
    Etc…
    If the PF results in an injury then the offending player is suspended for the the duration of the injury or two games which ever is less, for the first offense. For the second offense, the duration of injury or four games which ever is less. And so on. Players would have the possibility to appeal any violations. Special exceptions (kicking in the balls, sucker punching, stomping, striking with a helmet, etc) would be on a case by case basis. One season without an infraction would rest the counter (after all were only after serious repeat offenders).

  67. No one needs to be fined more then DeCastro from the Steelers. The Steelers blocking scheme is coached to cut defensive lineman, and in DeCastro’s case his attempt was to take the knees out a defensive lineman already engaged in a block with Pouncy. This is outright coached and dangerous. In DeCastro’s attempt to go after the knees of a defender, he cut out Pouncy’s knee instead.

    Just because he didn’t take out the defenders knee doesn’t mean that his act was any less dangerous and flagrant.

    Next week you’ll have Suh $100,000 poorer to make sure he doesn’t hurt anybody even though he has never hurt anyone in the NFL. You’ll also have a guy still going after the knees of defensive lineman with poor technique and awareness with no caution other than to make sure he aims for the knees of the defenders rather than his own players.

  68. Suh is as polarizing as Manziel. The only difference is that Suh actually is an idiot and has consistently done things wrong. He needs to understand that it’s not about fairness anymore. If he does something that even LOOKS bad, he’s going to get negative attention for it. If any player on the Lions D gets a turnover, Suh should just stop and drop on the ground.

  69. For those saying Suh didn’t own up to the hit… He DID talk to Sullivan at halftime and apologize. Even Sullivan admitted IN HIS OWN INTERVIEW that he did NOT feel that Suh’s intent was to hurt him.

    Matthews on the other hand, announced before the game that he was going to hit CK, CK was not only out of bounds but his left foot has touched the ground OUTSIDE the wide white hash when he is hit, rock bottomed onto the sticks and then continues to smack another player in the face multiple times. Clay is not a repeat offender but I was fully prepared for his ejection and was totally baffled by the offsetting penalties. You have to play smarter than that, PERIOD.

    IMO fining Suh so hard for attempting to make a LEGAL block… (DL aren’t exactly known for their quality blocking skills, QB’s make far worse blocks than what Suh did) ruins the game no less than allowing another guy to lose his cool and take a cheap shot at a QB out of bounds, on the sticks, and then retaliate further when that QBs lineman gets in your face.

  70. I see a trend thanksgiving day games he’s seems to enjoys being cheap in front of a national audience lmao!!.. An he had the nerve to call a players meeting lmao! His credibility with the other players should be non existent

  71. I love watching Suh play. Penalty aside, he had a phenomenal game. Those not watching him on every play are missing out on a real treat. Sure, he’s had some questionable actions, but more often than not he’s suffering from his own bad reputation. Not sure what his PFF grade was this week, but I have to think it was pretty high based on what I saw.

    The fine is ridiculous, but who cares, other than Suh. And for those who say $100K is equivalent to $100 for the average guy, you might want to learn some math.

  72. Who cares what the monetary fine is; so long as there is no suspension I could care less. I hope that Suh illegally low blocks, kicks the groin, stomps the arm, and a tackles the head of your QB the next time we play your team. The NFL and most of you fans are a bunch of whiny little b!?ches.

    As far as Clay Matthews, he took care of his own fine. He became an instant fake tough guy when he and his scraggly hair band coiffure slapped Staley.

  73. tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 10, 2013 2:55 PM
    That’s a lot of change for hitting what amounts to a practice squad player for most nfl teams.
    ————————————–

    What does that have to do with anything? He’s an NFL football player just like everyone else out there. Are you saying the fine should be greater/less depending upon the players value to any given team? How stupid…

  74. bobhk says: Sep 10, 2013 3:52 PM

    @reesesteel23 says:
    Sep 10, 2013 3:14 PM
    I dislike Clay Matthews but are you guys serious when you say he should be fined? Why? because it happened to the 9ers?…because it was Kap?

    and to think….YOU are the ones complaining about the NFL being flag football
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    You need to look at it again. The guy launched himself at Kaepernick when he was already clearly out of bounds. And he clotheslined him. It was deliberate. Not surprising considering what he had said before the game.
    __

    Dude……atleast 1 player gets hit out of bounds during every single game of every single year…Sure it was deliberate to get an extra hit on him..but trying to injure him? no…it doesn’t even compare to what Suh did….If Clay dove at his legs, you would have a point…As far as the clothesline…meh…wasn’t as serious as you guys are making it….If he hadn’t made those comments before the game was played, none of you would be calling for his head.

  75. The league really needs to get off this guys back, he chopped a guy that new he was there and could brace for the hit. 100 000 is a joke. Get a life NFL… Its called football

  76. I can’t remember the last time Green Bay was beaten by the Lions.

    If I was a Vikings fan, I’d know it was a couple of days ago.

  77. Someone should document these conversations between Packers and Vikings fans. In 1000 years, people can look back and have definitive proof of what held back our evolution as a species.

  78. Clay should have been ejected for his actions. A fine is a slap on the wrist for Suh. He should stop playing like jerk who’s out to intentionally hurt people.

  79. ok can someone nsme all the supposed cheap shots suh has done over the years? I’ll give you the stomp on the green bay player, but the kick to the groin was totally accidental, what are the others im curious? The league just doesnt like detroit, evidenced by the second reversal of a clear td catch by megatron, dude caught the ball at the 2 and dove into the endzone, from what I saw on the bell td all the ball has to do is break the plain, unless your cj I guess. I believe goodel is ruining nfl like stern ruined nba (lebron couldnt get past pistons so he changes defensive rules, pathetic). Just start making them wear flags already, thats what goodel wants. For the money these players make, they should know the risks, if you dont wanna get hurt dont play the game. Instead change all the rules on hitting so defense dont mean anything bs, I think the lingerie league will be more entertaining!

  80. “tritz32 says:
    Sep 10, 2013 3:30 PM
    Did anyone actually watch the Clay Matthews hit? He committed to hit and left the ground while Kaepernick was still in bounds. It’s not his fault Kaepernick saw him and ducked out of bounds to avoid the hit. What did you want him to do, magically stop himself mid-air? Once he left the ground, it was over. Now, of course, he could have just kept both feet on the ground but anyone who watches him play knows that’s not his style. The dude just flys around (literally) looking for tackles.

    As far as the dirty player comments go, give me a break! I can’t remember another hit that was even border-line dirty coming from him. Prove me otherwise.

    Suh, on the other hand, is as dirty as they come. From head stomping to nut kicking, this (idiot) has been and will always be dirty. He deserves every dollar coming out of that pocket.”

    Yes I saw it and watched the whole game. The difference is Clay LAUNCHED himself at Kap to make the tackle. Launching was “legislated” out of the game because of safeties who were launching themselves at “defenseless” receivers. So never mind the clothesline he put on Kap like he was the Rock getting ready to hit him with the “People’s elbow”. He then threw at least one punch at Joe Staley right afterward. For that alone he should have been ejected. So yes, the “Golden Boy” of the NFL should be fined. Hell Suh got fined for PUSHING Jay Cutler when he was running and still in the field of play. They called it a “Non-Football Move”. You let me know when a flying clothesline gets added to the rule book as a football move.

  81. @teamnorsecore

    Not sure why you’re bringing up my Oma, but that’s okay. I’m not angry. I understand why you’re lashing out. Your team got crushed by the Lions. The LIONS. And don’t let the score fool you, your vikes were dominated in every phase of the game.

  82. beerndrums says:Sep 10, 2013 5:33 PM

    I’m not a Detroit fan…..but I will say this.
    I live in Minnesota….and there is a 99% chance that I hate all the people in Minnesota
    ______

    I’m pretty sure they’re not crazy about you either.

  83. Lol…why would the Packers want the Vikings offensive line? Here, have one nice run, but after that we will get a push for 17 yards on 15 carries! Also, Ponder was sacked three times by THE LIONS and Rodgers was only sacked twice by the best defense in the league.

    Or does Peterson just suck? Too many miles on those wheels?

    Which is it?

  84. Detroit and Green Bay fans need to look at the hits objectively and not with the ignorantly biased and homer rose-colored glasses.

    To Packers Fans: If an opposing player launched himself and clotheslined Aaron Rodgers several feet out of bounds, you’d be screaming bloody murder. Admit it.

    To Detroit fans: If James Harrison (another often fined player) hit your center at the knees you’d also be screaming that Harrison was a dirty player who needs to be suspended Admit it.

  85. Suh doesn’t care. More dirty plays on the way. I actually like the lions, but I think the coach has created a culture where this crap is completely accepted. Schwartz is another Jim Harbaugh/Blow-hard without the coaching talent.

  86. Whoever said $100,000 is pocket change for Suh needs to be checked for a concussion. He’s not Gene Simmons or Charlie Sheen rich LOL that hurts him slightly. It won’t force him to order meatloaf over a big steak but still a blow to the pocket.

  87. He needs to be suspended for a year with no pay. He’s a dirty, career ending cheap shot artist who doesn’t belong in the league.

  88. @Rick

    My observations were based on comments made by Paul Allen on a predictions segment (Respect the Segment!) back when Sullivan got the starter role. If your numbers are accurate, he must have put on weight since then and would appear to be an adequate size to play Center. In which case, hard to explain why he’s playing so poorly. Maybe he lacks heart? Or perhaps the realization that you’ve wasted AD’s career is getting too much to bear? So many possibilities, might could be hard to pinpoint the reason.

  89. The vast majority of his penalties are completely senseless. Sullivan was no where near making a play. Lion’s fans should be pissed that he cost them a TD, not angry at the fact that he was handed a fine. The only reason Suh is the target of the media and the NFL is because he commits unnecessary penalties all the time. He’s a repeat offender and although a good player, a dirty one too.

  90. Clay Matthews hit out of bounds was with intent to hurt or injure Kaepernick. No question he had pre-planned something of that nature. That should be an automatic suspension. Was Suh’s timing of his block necessary? After replays…no. In real time he was doing his job. So he thought. “God” will punish both severely.

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