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Suh fined another $31,500 for hit on Weeden

Ndamukong Suh, Brandon Weeden AP

Not only did the NFL decide to review Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s hit on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, they did something about it.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Suh was fined $31,500 for the shot. That brings his grand total of fines to $209,000 for his career, plus $165,294 for his two-game suspension.

While it didn’t necessarily appear to be malicious in intent (like some of his others), he did hit Weeden in the chest with his helmet.

But the fact is, in the eyes of the league, Suh’s what they call a recidivist. And the NFL’s going to keep dropping the hammer until he either stops or runs out of money.

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50 Responses to “Suh fined another $31,500 for hit on Weeden”
  1. golforepar says: Oct 16, 2013 4:52 PM

    OK NFL How long are you going to slap him on the wrist?

  2. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:53 PM

    Is this guy ever going to learn?

    Someone needs to do something about it. Jim Schwartz should, but he’s lost control of Suh and other players. That’s what happens when you hire a coach who encourages dirty play!

  3. hellafiedfc says: Oct 16, 2013 4:53 PM

    WITCHHUNT!!!!

  4. mding729 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:54 PM

    they need to start suspending suh. obviously fining him isn’t getting through to him.
    what a joke

  5. mvp43 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:54 PM

    Until he gets suspended, nothing will change with him…

  6. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 16, 2013 4:55 PM

    Dirty player.

    Just suspend the idiot forever.

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  7. getatmeplease says: Oct 16, 2013 4:56 PM

    Until he stops. Stops what? Tackling people? That hit is perfectly legal and no one said a thing about it. The announcers didn’t question it, it wasn’t mentioned in post-game articles or analysis. Yet somehow the NFL fines him for it. What a complete joke the NFL is becoming.

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 16, 2013 4:56 PM

    The only way to stop ndumkuntg suh is trade for david decastro.

  9. gman1975 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:58 PM

    can you say witch hunt! NFL is gonna be flag football in 10 years

  10. kingbeason52 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:58 PM

    call it a witchhunt if you want..but he lost the benefit of the doubt when he stomped the Packers player intentionally and tried to kick Schaub in the crotch..he can only blame himself for this..

  11. dtownsportslions says: Oct 16, 2013 4:58 PM

    This is getting ridiculous. The NFL and the media’s witch hunt with this is absurd. Everyone loves a villain, right? At the expense of the Lions and Suh.

    It’s really disappointing that all you hear about Suh is all the negative. Never about all the charitable donations he’s made since coming into the NFL. Taking kids from Detroit Public Schools to games for free and giving them a bunch of apparel.

  12. juansy says: Oct 16, 2013 4:58 PM

    Total BS. I’m not sure I’m going to be watching football in 5 years.

  13. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Oct 16, 2013 5:03 PM

    Headline should be “Suh fined another $31,500 for playing football”

  14. gooolions says: Oct 16, 2013 5:05 PM

    NFLPA must be the weakest union in the history of unions…

  15. tigers182 says: Oct 16, 2013 5:08 PM

    The NFL is clearly using him to set an example. Most of the fined incidents weren’t even penalties.

  16. beast712 says: Oct 16, 2013 5:09 PM

    Suh is a joke always has been a dirty player always will be his list of dirt grows every game and he is vote by his peers as the dirtiest in game I think two years running

  17. soweveill says: Oct 16, 2013 5:10 PM

    Can someone please name one other time this has been called/fined. Bonus points if you can find the rule.

  18. berniesboys says: Oct 16, 2013 5:11 PM

    That hit wasn’t a big deal.

  19. packfanaj12 says: Oct 16, 2013 5:14 PM

    I have never liked Suh as a player myself… But I am a Packers fan so that makes sense… However this fine does not…

  20. pappageorgio says: Oct 16, 2013 5:14 PM

    Wow….All I can possibly think here is that this is retaliation by the NFL for his aggressive appeal of the $100,000 fine from week 1. This fine has nothing at all to do with player saftey and everything to do with harrassing and picking on Suh.

    This week there were probably 30 hits the same as this one and 20 hits that were far worse that didn’t even get a second look. Matthew Stafford was actually driven into the ground by a browns player who drove his helmet into his chest….where’s the fine?

    The days of emphasizing great defenses and sacking the QB are all over folks. The new NFL wants 7 on 7 drils in the passing game, pass rushers are no longer needed. The may keep the DL around to stop the run.

  21. DicksSportingWoods says: Oct 16, 2013 5:19 PM

    Weeden should be fined for that unreal interception.

  22. maestro71 says: Oct 16, 2013 5:20 PM

    Packers fan here. Suh may sometimes play dirty but I hate this fine. He barely pushed Weeden down. When a big man pushes a little man he’s going to go down violently. Really starting to hate the NFL.

  23. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 16, 2013 5:40 PM

    Cleveland’s O-Line has allowed 18 sacks on Brandon Weeden IN FOUR GAMES.

    5 less sacks than the NFL leader Tannehill (who has played in five games).

    Nothing like having your #1 and #2 wide receivers ranked in the TOP 13 in the NFL in dropped passes (#9 – Gordon and #13 – Bess) and a porous offensive line.

  24. achordbw says: Oct 16, 2013 5:45 PM

    Fine for what? He’s no angel but how long before a player sues the league to not pay these bogus fines? Good…err Fidel is going to make a sympathetic figure out of a fairly bad dude

  25. lorddarkhelmet says: Oct 16, 2013 5:54 PM

    He didn’t lead with his head but his head did hit Weeden in the chest. When leading with your shoulder how can it not? I honestly have no idea how you can legally tackle in the NFL at this point.

  26. granadafan says: Oct 16, 2013 5:56 PM

    I still think Suh is the dirtiest player in the league today. However, that hit wasn’t illegal and was just hard. It’s the job of the defense to hit the QB hard (legally). It pains me to say this, but I’m on Suh’s side…. this one time.

  27. jeffchadwick says: Oct 16, 2013 6:06 PM

    At a certain point, Suh is just going to quit. And football won’t be better off because of it. Horrible, inexcusable fine by the NFL. Dean Blandino should be fined and Merton Hanks should be embarrassed.

  28. cappa662 says: Oct 16, 2013 6:09 PM

    Looked like a hard nose play to me.

  29. fearthehoody says: Oct 16, 2013 6:09 PM

    Nowhere near a Lions fan but like me some Suh! Keep it old school, all these “Suspend him” “Ban him” posts are the reason why the NFL is the way it is now

  30. beerbratscheese says: Oct 16, 2013 6:27 PM

    Packers fan here who despises Suh. But I have no problem with that hit. That was textbook material, as far as I’m concerned.

  31. orivar says: Oct 16, 2013 6:34 PM

    Just saw video on the hit. He was fined for playing football, are we serious NFL? This is what happens when you give somebody who has never done anything significant in his life a job for something he’ll never understand. That suit that stands over the review process is out of his league and just wants to justify his job.

    If it wasn’t for the fact the Lions have a chance to go somewhere, I could see Suh quitting and moving on to a different league as that’s what I would contemplate. Can’t aim high, can’t aim low, can’t touch the QB when he’s in the pocket, can’t touch the QB when he’s a runner (See Matt Ryan fine), can’t hit a guy when he’s ‘defenseless’, can’t hit a guy when he has the ball and is going to make a move.

    And you wonder why QBs getting 400+ yard games is so easy now.

  32. lionshawk says: Oct 16, 2013 6:36 PM

    Guess who is going to make all that money up this off season when he sign a mega extension? Suh is made to be a villain by the media and the NFL so I hope he does what LeBron did with it and embrace it and win some championships with it.

  33. grumpyoleman says: Oct 16, 2013 6:38 PM

    There was nothing dirty about the hit. Maybe you panty wearers should look at what he got fined for before calling him dirty

  34. sosuhme says: Oct 16, 2013 6:41 PM

    This is so unfair it is beyond ridiculous. The NFL needs to move its headquarters to Salem, MA. I think its about time the Detroit Lions as an organization, Suh’s team mates, and the Detroit media starts calling out the NFL. Lets start having press conferences with side by side video showing what is a fine for Suh but what is perfectly acceptable for other players. What is the fine for the unnecessary roughness penalty on the Brown’s player that WAS called for a penalty?

  35. primetime0552 says: Oct 16, 2013 6:43 PM

    Also, I don’t believe the bears player was fined a few weeks ago for his ‘helmet to the body’ of a lions player. So why a fine here??

  36. otis52gsh says: Oct 16, 2013 6:45 PM

    I love this

  37. sosuhme says: Oct 16, 2013 7:03 PM

    You don’t fine a player for a legal hit based on that player’s reputation, unless of course you are trying to destroy your credibility.

  38. kosarkid says: Oct 16, 2013 7:07 PM

    First off I hate Suh and love the Browns, but in no way should Suh be fined for a clean hit like this.

  39. ivanpavlov0000 says: Oct 16, 2013 7:09 PM

    Tony Siragusa ended Rich Gannon’s career when he applied an arm bar to Gannon while driving him into the ground, and Siragusa has never been demonized like Suh.

    Suh was fined for “helmet to the body” of a quarterback. That pretty much makes it impossible to wrap up and tackle a QB.

    This is ridiculous.

  40. thejuddstir says: Oct 16, 2013 7:15 PM

    Come on Goodell, get some goonads and suspend this goon. Your fines are nothing but pocket change to him. If you are serious about discouraging his dirty play, it ain’t gonna happen with fines.

  41. footballace says: Oct 16, 2013 7:28 PM

    Ndamukong Suh got fined $31,500 for that hit? Are you kidding me? Man, that’s turrible.

  42. melikefootball says: Oct 16, 2013 7:29 PM

    When is the league really going to deal with Suh? He is a problem and until they suspend him for a year he will not get it.

  43. grumpyoleman says: Oct 16, 2013 7:34 PM

    Yeah great Idea suspend him for a clean hit you are an idiot

  44. johny101010 says: Oct 16, 2013 8:12 PM

    If someone has alot of money and wants to invest in sports now is the prefect time. With NFL turning in flag football I would love a league with hardnosed football players. Open one and you got my money. Just food for thought.

  45. bearshaterseverywhere says: Oct 16, 2013 9:37 PM

    Fine after fine, year after year, week after week. Dirtiest Player Ever!

  46. f0rem4n says: Oct 16, 2013 9:58 PM

    I too am shocked I miss the XFL.

  47. javabuz says: Oct 17, 2013 12:51 AM

    Are you kidding me! NFL fines Suh for a non flag good clean hit! Yet they accept DB’s diving into the knees of receivers? I expect other D linemen to get similar fines for same tackle or will they?

  48. mungman69 says: Oct 17, 2013 6:26 AM

    He can’t make a move without getting fined. You can’t hit high, you can’t hit low and when you hit in the middle you get fined.

  49. daveyb54 says: Oct 17, 2013 6:32 AM

    Everyone rambling about Suh would put him on their team’s roster in a heartbeat. The rest are all whining. I “get” player safety, but they all wear “big boy pants” in the NFL. Every play has that level of contact somewhere on the field.

  50. kered316 says: Oct 17, 2013 8:54 AM

    Ok, all of you doorknobs who are criticizing Suh, watch the play. If that was malicious, I am Mr. Universe. The hit wasn’t even flagged for crying out loud!

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