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Suh not fined for tripping Aaron Rodgers

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In the first quarter of Sunday’s win by the Packers over the Lions, Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was flagged for tripping Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The move came after Suh slid outside to left defensive end, pitting him against right tackle Don Barclay.  As Suh pushed Barclay into the pocket and Rodgers decided to roll to the right, Suh’s left leg swung toward Rodgers.

It drew an immediate flag.  According to the league office, it didn’t result in a fine for Suh.

The reason for the decision not to fine Suh isn’t entirely clear.  “Tripping” doesn’t appear on the official 2013 fine schedule.

“Leg Whip” does, but that’s not what Suh did.  So Suh wasn’t fined.

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34 Responses to “Suh not fined for tripping Aaron Rodgers”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 11, 2013 4:43 PM

    I’m sure the Packers are fine with winning the game.

  2. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 11, 2013 4:45 PM

    Of course not. Suh is the NFL’s little darling and gets away with EVERYTHING.

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  3. snydleywhiplash says: Oct 11, 2013 4:47 PM

    He must be trippin’….

  4. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 11, 2013 4:55 PM

    The reason for the decision not to fine Suh isn’t entirely clear. “Tripping” doesn’t appear on the official 2013 fine schedule.

    “Leg Whip” does, but that’s not what Suh did. So Suh wasn’t fined.
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    Sounds pretty clear to me.

  5. borisbulldog says: Oct 11, 2013 4:56 PM

    That’s just Suh keepin’ it real for his fellow Cameroon’s!

  6. lionsdraftguy says: Oct 11, 2013 4:56 PM

    Ya Suh!!! Go Lions!!

  7. rmc1995 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:00 PM

    How about if we demand an explanation if Suggest isn’t fined for offsides next?

    It was only a trip because he couldn’t get his entire body to follow his arm and leg. Rodgers was quicker to the point.

    Since the point of football is to get guys to the ground, fining someone for being in bad position to do just that is stupid. The equivalent, would be fining someone for holding.

  8. stlluna7 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:00 PM

    He is treading on thin ice and this kind of acquittal really is not in his best interest. At the same time, his reputation works against him. I do think however he is largely responsible and aware what he is doing.

  9. mark0226 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:02 PM

    And in other news, No offensive linemen were fined for holding and no DB’s were fined for PI.

    Come on man, fines are for rule violations that affect player safety. They are not for every flag thrown.

  10. calicowboysfan86 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:02 PM

    DonkeyKong Suh is still the dirtiest player in the league.

  11. sampulls says: Oct 11, 2013 5:05 PM

    This guy makes it really tough to be a lions fan! He is such a dirty player!

  12. stung4ever1983 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:06 PM

    Suh’s a dirty player, but fines should only be for actions that endanger another player. If you’re going to fine for tripping, you might as well fine for holding too.

  13. saintsredwings says: Oct 11, 2013 5:07 PM

    I’ve never heard of a player getting fined for tripping. So I’m not sure why this is even up for discussion.

  14. aaa82 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:10 PM

    Before I start, we’re talking about non-fineable penalties and witch-hunting in this thread, right? Cool.

    BREAKING NEWS – Nick Fairley wasn’t fined for jumping offsides on a hardcount. BUT, what a scumbag, amirite?

  15. crapdrawers says: Oct 11, 2013 5:20 PM

    Suh is an ignorant scumbag.

  16. hatesycophants says: Oct 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    That’s not what Suh did. That’s why Suh wasn’t fined. That’s why Suh shouldn’t have been flagged.

    I love the sound of a Packers fan crying.

  17. azarkhan says: Oct 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    Jim Schwartz should bench Suh, and if his idiotic behavior continues, suspend him. Penalties cost teams yardage, points, and ultimately, wins. While there will always be some penalties, stupid unnecessary penalties (the type in which Suh specializes) should not be tolerated.

  18. metalhead65 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:59 PM

    the official lions and sue explanation is that rodgers should have been fined for placing his body in the way of sue’s leg. he could have done damage to sue by coming into contact with his leg. schwartz is outraged at the dirty play of rodgers!

  19. ocdn says: Oct 11, 2013 6:01 PM

    Obviously Tokyopoundsandblaster doesn’t follow football.

  20. tigersfandan says: Oct 11, 2013 6:06 PM

    As I understand it, Suh was being held on the play and probably shouldn’t have even been flagged. How does that make him a dirty player? Save it for when he does something, you know… dirty!

  21. primetime0552 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:40 PM

    azarkhan – Suh has 4 penalties in the last 20 games……so how does he specialize in any type of penalty?

  22. whatjusthapped says: Oct 11, 2013 7:55 PM

    I saw the play and thought it was a ticky tacky call. I think the flag came out just because it was Suh who (deservingly) does not get the benefit of the doubt.

    To fine him would have been way over the top.

  23. thejuddstir says: Oct 11, 2013 9:14 PM

    Tripping vs. Leg Whip = Semantics

  24. chi01town says: Oct 11, 2013 9:38 PM

    as bad as I hate the packers I hate that bum Suh worse. the NFL needs to throw his retarded a%$ out TODAY! Suh is going to try some dirt to the wrong player one of these games and get just what he needs.

  25. forever9ers says: Oct 11, 2013 9:46 PM

    Compare to the “flying guillotine” Matthew put on kaepernick 3 yards out of bound, this is like a hug.

  26. GenXJay says: Oct 11, 2013 9:49 PM

    lets be honest here. not everyone is familiar with what the hell a “leg whip” is defined as.
    But, I’m pretty sure I know when i see an intentional tripping.

  27. ivanpavlov0000 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:11 PM

    Replay the game video over and over. I’m sure you’ll find more things to complain about when it comes to Suh.

  28. nflgerry says: Oct 11, 2013 10:48 PM

    This deception. Suh is in that position because he’s being held, not because he’s tripping anyone.

  29. funktron2x says: Oct 12, 2013 1:37 AM

    I’m guessing that if Suh had actually tripped Rodgers, there might have been a fine. But he didn’t actually even make contact with Rodgers. Granted, the penalty is called “tripping” whether a trip actually happens or not – but still, you’d think the editor of the site would take a peek and see what happened on the play, right? naaaaaaaaah!

  30. chi01town says: Oct 12, 2013 6:04 AM

    Suh is a wanna be bully and while I have NO love for the packers I know Suh tried to hurt Rodgers.
    Chicago is 4-2 and 2nd in the NFC. Redskins next!!

  31. nflgerry says: Oct 12, 2013 8:55 AM

    Question: Why is the right half of the picture cut off?

    Answer: Because it would show Suh being held and THAT’S why his left arm and leg are ahead of the rest of his body.

  32. pabrownsfan says: Oct 12, 2013 9:20 AM

    I don’t know if tokyosandbaster know football but I do know he trolls everyone!

  33. kodgman says: Oct 12, 2013 1:29 PM

    Sue have been fined over $300k for dirty hits he should be on probation 1 more dirty play he should be suspended 3 games next one 6 games all w/out pay

  34. gmsingh123 says: Oct 12, 2013 3:20 PM

    Suh was already covered when he got overcharged on the last fine.

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