Suh fined another $31,500 for hit on 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.

50 responses to “Suh fined another $31,500 for hit on Weeden

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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..

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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?

  18. 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??

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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?

  25. 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.

  26. 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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