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League will review Suh’s Week Two illegal hit, but a suspension is unlikely


Before Saturday night, the NFL wasn’t aware of the Week Two elbow to the head maneuver committed by Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh against Cardinals tackle Eric Winston.

The NFL is aware of it now, and the league will review the situation for potential discipline this week.

Per a league source, the hit by Suh is clearly a violation of the rules.  The question is whether discipline would be imposed more than a week after the behavior occurred.

For reasons not currently known, the Cardinals didn’t alert the NFL to the play.  That’s normally the way the the league office becomes aware of fairly obscure incidents.  In this particular case, it would have been nearly impossible for the NFL to catch the quick and sudden blow to the head without a head’s up from the team whose player was on the receiving end of the illegal hit.

And while it has been assumed that the next strike for Suh will get him suspended, we’re told that a suspension is unlikely in light of the delay.  If Suh is suspended, it will mean he should have been suspended for Sunday’s game at Washington, which the Lions won by only seven points.

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38 Responses to “League will review Suh’s Week Two illegal hit, but a suspension is unlikely”
  1. isphet71 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:31 PM

    Witch hunt.

  2. toonzes says: Sep 22, 2013 7:31 PM

    too bad Flo-dell.

  3. hyzers says: Sep 22, 2013 7:33 PM

    Looked to me like he was trying to shed a block. That’s a football move. Lions Dline has the most QB sacks and pressures of any Dline in the NFL since 2011 for good reason.

  4. toonzes says: Sep 22, 2013 7:33 PM

    did Suh beat you up in elementary school or what Flo?

  5. conner87 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:34 PM

    of course they’ll review it its Suh

    how about reviewing the low block on him last week?

  6. wearethesteelers says: Sep 22, 2013 7:34 PM

    Let’s settle this with a public hanging. Seriously.

  7. hyzers says: Sep 22, 2013 7:36 PM

    Keep digging.

  8. jakec4 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:37 PM

    I can’t stand Suh, but this was just ” in the trenches” type of play that took too much investigating to dig up and make a big deal out of.

  9. fdugrad says: Sep 22, 2013 7:37 PM

    “But a suspension is unlikely.” Does this MANIAC literally have to pull out an opponent’s heart and take a big BITE of it in order to be suspended? He SHOULD be home watching two weeks already.

  10. lionpride10 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:37 PM

    You have to be kidding me. Let the guy play. You can find worse on almost every game played by any team. Get off your soap box

  11. bart3976 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:37 PM

    Is this idiot ever gonna grow up?

  12. essentialsausage says: Sep 22, 2013 7:38 PM

    Get the pitchforks out, someone mentioned Suh!

  13. toonzes says: Sep 22, 2013 7:40 PM

    FDUgrad?? really? that says it all.

  14. brett76 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:41 PM

    When Suh hurts someone make it a story but no one has ever left a game due to Suh. This is all crap that goes on every week in the trenches if every game.

  15. nfl4days says: Sep 22, 2013 7:47 PM

    Get a spine.

  16. randomguy9999 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:51 PM

    it was clearly illegal and he is a problem child who 100,000 fine doesn’t even phase him….

    time to make him sit for a couple of weeks

  17. joeylongarm says: Sep 22, 2013 8:04 PM

    Hey NFL..Hope your ready to open pandora’s box and review every player’s, every play, every game, going back to God knows when to justify any action against Suh. Witch Hunt!

  18. toonzes says: Sep 22, 2013 8:08 PM

    does FDU even have football… or girls???

  19. arwiv says: Sep 22, 2013 8:09 PM

    Sorry, but that was awesome. Wish my Giants d-lineman played like that. BTW pft, the more you keep trying to denigrate the guy, the more people are going to like him. Just look at all the thumb-downs that the anti-Suh remarks are getting.

    At the end of the day I think it needs to be understood that people do enjoy the vicious nature of the NFL.

  20. 12brichandfamous says: Sep 22, 2013 8:14 PM

    the press’ role is NOT to notify the league of infractions. The reason why is there are infractions that are not called on every play. Challenging some, but not all calls smacks of favoritism or unfairness. the league cannot tolerate that appearance.

    There is an established procedure to report egregious hits or officiating concerns after every game and that process did not identify the play as a problem.

    I doubt the league responds at all to avoid the impression of press manipulation.

  21. gotothejoe says: Sep 22, 2013 8:16 PM

    Florio, your obsession with Suh is getting creepy.

  22. watchfullhose says: Sep 22, 2013 8:17 PM

    Suh is a cheap shot artist. Dirtiest player in the game.

  23. vwbrown19 says: Sep 22, 2013 8:19 PM

    He is such a dirty player that everything he does on and off the field is under scrutiny.

  24. thejuddstir says: Sep 22, 2013 8:52 PM

    Only after Suhsie ends someone’s career with one of his dirty cheap shots will Goodell get the goonads to suspend him.

  25. txspartan95 says: Sep 22, 2013 9:07 PM

    When will the league investigate all the attempts at vigilante justice against Suh? 2 illegal/malicious chop blocks last week and a half dozen or so illegal hands to the face this week – None of which were even flagged on the field.

  26. hatesycophants says: Sep 22, 2013 9:07 PM

    Ahhhhhhhahahahaha! You’re making a complete fool of yourself. Thanks!

  27. joeylongarm says: Sep 22, 2013 9:10 PM

    In other news, Florio and the NFL look forward to a non-contact league in 2014

  28. jskzoocrew says: Sep 22, 2013 9:10 PM

    Florins just mad his beloved packers lost today

  29. bobubbz says: Sep 22, 2013 9:22 PM

    Football is the new Golf. Fans are sending in taped film of the games to the league office. What kind of crap is this…

  30. primetime0552 says: Sep 22, 2013 9:24 PM

    Suh has never injured a player. If he was so dirty then clearly he wouodve hurt someone by now. I think the comment above is correct, Suh must’ve beat up Florio early in life.

  31. rmc1995 says: Sep 22, 2013 9:28 PM

    The Cards have a tight endzone view of every game of every play. They review these videos after every game as a team, as individual coaches, as individual units, so it would be more impossible for them not to see this play then to overlook it.

    It’s quite obvious why the Cards didn’t submit this play. It wasn’t unusual or cheap! Certainly, the Cards have delivered hits lik this, and don’t want to be THAT team thatas tyrns in playsthe like thisthe for review. The only people who see this as a dirty or unusual play are those with s campaigen against Suh.

  32. grumpyoleman says: Sep 22, 2013 10:02 PM

    Go cry about the redskins and leave suh alone

  33. funktron2x says: Sep 22, 2013 11:12 PM

    They’ll review it, and they’ll do nothing about it. Hell, we don’t even know if he made contact with the arm.

  34. autoriot says: Sep 23, 2013 12:04 AM


  35. lks311 says: Sep 23, 2013 12:23 AM

    Shouldn’t there be some kind of statute of limitations on this kind of look back. I mean you send video to the league office and now they look at it. Where are the Adults?

    Seriously, this is getting like Golf.

  36. sbarron2000 says: Sep 23, 2013 4:38 AM

    I’d love to see another angle of this. Like Suh’s hit on Cutler, appearances from only one angle can be deceiving.

  37. richml2 says: Sep 23, 2013 8:52 AM

    I’ve watched this clip over and over and over. The tackler was 91 Jason Jones. Suh’s number is 90 who is at the left of the play. Unless I am missing somthing.

  38. grumpyoleman says: Sep 23, 2013 6:30 PM

    It’s not the tackle he is crying about. It’s where suh is breaking loose from the blocker

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