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Suh fined for throat-slash gesture


Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been fined again.  For a change, it’s only a four-digit amount.

According to Justin Rogers of, Suh drew a $7,875 fine for making a throat-slash gesture on Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Suh previously was fined $100,000 for a Week One low block of Vikings center John Sullivan.  Five weeks later, Suh received a $31,500 fine for roughing the passer against the Browns.

Suh’s counterpart on the defensive line avoided a fine, despite being penalized during the game.  Nick Fairley drew a flag for a low hit on Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon.  Fairley, per Rogers, apparently hit Glennon in the thigh.

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52 Responses to “Suh fined for throat-slash gesture”
  1. winorlose6burgh says: Nov 29, 2013 10:55 PM

    He’s a criminal!

  2. noeffinway says: Nov 29, 2013 10:55 PM

    Suh is a beast! Hide your QB’s!!! bwaahahaha


  3. noeffinway says: Nov 29, 2013 10:58 PM

    Maybe the only appropriate fine he has ever received! Very, very surprised they didn’t raise the standard throat slash fine amount just because it’s Suh.

  4. coltzfan166 says: Nov 29, 2013 10:58 PM

    Wait, Suh got fined?

  5. bennyb82 says: Nov 29, 2013 11:05 PM

    He should get credit towards a future fine for gently bringing Flynn down for a safety.

  6. ryann252013 says: Nov 29, 2013 11:06 PM


  7. nfl4days says: Nov 29, 2013 11:08 PM

    I bet if he tore someones ACL he wouldn’t be fined.

  8. annes22 says: Nov 29, 2013 11:11 PM

    Suh does this all the time/ What is his problem, or does he have so much money it doesn’t matter.

  9. lionpride10 says: Nov 29, 2013 11:16 PM

    What a joke!

  10. flakeybiscuits says: Nov 29, 2013 11:16 PM

    this guy gets fined 4 times the average American salary in a span of a few months. crazy

  11. imthedudedude says: Nov 29, 2013 11:18 PM

    Not the type of move a player with a dirty reputation should be doing.. Especially when he claims he is not dirty.

  12. ericbleedspurple says: Nov 29, 2013 11:18 PM

    This is a ridiculous fine. RG3 NFL should really be ashamed for it’s over the top biased treatment of Suh. I’m not defending the some of the things he’s been legitimately accused of and fined for. While some of these fines and accusations are quite ridiculous. Certain quarterbacks draw flags for minimal contact while others are practically mugged on the field with no flag forthcoming. There’s no arguing that certain defensive players are consistently targeted for flags and now fines. Thus system doesn’t protect players but rather imposes punishment to those the NFL select to target. Rules shouldn’t be manipulated for such garbage when the purpose of these new and tougher rules is supposed to be for player’s safety. The integrity of the league and it’s officials is sadly suspect.

  13. bearshaterseverywhere says: Nov 29, 2013 11:38 PM

    Dirtiest player ever. Hey lilpuppy….what were saying a few posts ago? Lions fans are delusional…..your team is a bunch of cheap shot, dirt bags and Suh IS the ring leader.

  14. minnesotablizzard says: Nov 29, 2013 11:42 PM

    dont buccaneers slash throats? They used to have a knife in their mouth on the helmet lol

  15. bender4700 says: Nov 29, 2013 11:42 PM

    Can’t wait for the fine for gently sacking Flynn in the endzone instead of going full force.

    Dude’s fined for ridiculous reasons.

  16. roarmachine8109 says: Nov 29, 2013 11:42 PM

    Thank you!…. Suh is getting fined now for being a football player? I am but u don’t have to be a Lions fan to see that Suh is getting targeted to the point where he just has to show up and he’s getting fined. Makes it kind of hard to hate the guy. Hes a captain and he plays hard and he has fun, I hope he retires a Lion!

  17. scoregasmic says: Nov 29, 2013 11:50 PM


  18. bugorfeature says: Nov 30, 2013 12:05 AM

    Probability that the Lions will make the playoffs – high. Probability Suh will grow up – low.

  19. amazingguy101 says: Nov 30, 2013 12:06 AM

    What’s it going to take for him to follow the rules. I doubt anything will work.

  20. brianjoates says: Nov 30, 2013 12:07 AM

    So what’s the fine for a coach attempting to trip a player breaking away on a kick return? Sure we’re able to get suhs fine out quick.

  21. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Nov 30, 2013 12:08 AM

    Wow the NFL is turning into a Nazi regime.

  22. dawgpoundmember says: Nov 30, 2013 12:23 AM

    I’ve not paid attention to the NFL since commercials have out numbered plays in a game but I have to say the NFLPA screwed the pooch when fines can easily top a MLB minimal salary when it comes to non relevant actions of an outcome of a game.

  23. moterboater says: Nov 30, 2013 12:36 AM

    Suh= complete dirtbag

  24. warhammer420 says: Nov 30, 2013 12:36 AM

    Witch Hunt.

  25. lobzila says: Nov 30, 2013 12:40 AM

    Fined for a gesture? What’s next, fine the guy form thinking about hitting the QB? As long as the gesture did not involve his middle finger to the crowd, who cares? The NFL is getting lamer and lamer every day.

  26. moterboater says: Nov 30, 2013 12:47 AM

    I’m glad this clown doesn’t play for my Cowboys he is scum


  27. ajgreenhof says: Nov 30, 2013 12:55 AM

    It’s always something with this guy…

    Until the Lions get over all this immature garbage they won’t win a Superbowl. I think it all stems from the head coach though.

  28. ivanpavlov0000 says: Nov 30, 2013 1:41 AM

    Getting fined for a non-obscene gesture? Really?

    I’m surprised Suh wasn’t fined for not setting Flynn down gently enough. This is now beyond ridiculous.

  29. Awol.West says: Nov 30, 2013 2:44 AM

    What a guy. There’s old school, and then there’s Suh-cio. The dude is dirty and doesn’t care, he and Coach Schwartz have no shame. Detroit could be a true contender with a better coach and Suh, apparently loves to donate.

  30. aedhros says: Nov 30, 2013 4:14 AM

    FFS……give me proof of one dirty play this entire season! The suposed ‘dirty block to the knees’ is the only thing that is remotely near being a questionable play, and that play in itself was not malicious in any sense. Though I will not deny that the man has had some suspicious calls through the duration of not only this season, but his entire career, I dare anyone to take a look at film from even 5 years ago and tell me that anything he has done should be damning enough to employ the consistant ‘dirty’ tag that he receives. This is football. This is violent. These ideas are what made this sport what it is today. I couldn’t even imagine half of the consistent participants of this site watching a rugby game…..the probability of severe emotional breakdown from that experience, according to random opinions of ‘NFL fans’. HASHTAG GROWAPAIR

  31. nightwolf6987 says: Nov 30, 2013 4:43 AM

    This is BS this happens all around the league but the NFL has a hard on for SUE. Oh hey what about Green Bay pushing the Refs like who cares about that right ? Bet you he does not get fined…. but if SUE did it he would have been suspended. Like I understand Sue has a REP for being bad for the things he does but make it across the league. It just shows you that the #NFL is not a equal opportunity employer showing favoritism to the rest of the league on BS like pushing REFs look at the BS Dez Bryant pulls…. but when Sue does something it’s a fine and Sue is a bad guy again.

  32. killercats465 says: Nov 30, 2013 5:20 AM

    Why doesn’t Goodell just marry Suh and take half his money?

  33. afcdomination says: Nov 30, 2013 6:13 AM

    they banned it in 99. they are already trying to shy away from big hits, you think its a good look to have gestures that basically says KILL? cmon.
    its been banned for more than a decade.

  34. sosuhme says: Nov 30, 2013 7:36 AM

    If the NFL keeps this up they are going to turn Suh into something I didn’t think was possible – a sympathetic character.

  35. eagleswin says: Nov 30, 2013 7:47 AM

    And yet Aldon Smith doesn’t get fined for intentionally kneeing someone in the groin on national TV.

    I can tell you which one hurt more and had potential for damage. It wasn’t Suh!

  36. oldcracker says: Nov 30, 2013 7:47 AM

    Oh for Pete’s sake! Enough already!

    I’m against dirty plays or plays that intentionally hurt or cripple someone but foot is a contact sport, right? There has to be SOME contact.

    While I get with some of the stupid End-Zone dancing they don’t “hurt” anyone. The same with these gestures. “Sticks and stones…….” I wish my Browns played with the heart that Suh does.

    Get over it already.

  37. fearthehoody says: Nov 30, 2013 8:12 AM

    Not a Lions fan, but NFL needs more players like Suh! May be then it wouldn’t be turning into the NBA

  38. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Nov 30, 2013 8:52 AM

    What a total and complete joke.
    I guess the league can take a small, insignificant amount of money from Suh but they can’t take away our division lead.
    The thing that I love most about leading the division is that sportswriters who obviously hate the Lions are forced to write positive things about them and you know it just kills them to do so.

  39. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 30, 2013 8:53 AM

    He should have been fined for using it in the Tampa game instead of the Green Bay game.

  40. commonsensedude says: Nov 30, 2013 8:54 AM

    Also, Suh frowned, which is, like totally faux in Roger Goodell’s NFL, where it is very important that players are kind, polite, and respectful to each other’s feelings. Also, we’re going to have to do something about that mean and nasty win-loss record – we’re all winners here, right? Remember, play nice, boys!

  41. orivar says: Nov 30, 2013 8:55 AM

    Waiting for Suh to get fined for lining up.

  42. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Nov 30, 2013 9:03 AM

    ps-the hit on Glennon by Fairley was SO OBVIOUSLY CLEAN that it’s another great example of the officiating bias against Detroit. Even the commentators (including Brian Billick who so clearly hates the Lions and was so obviously rooting for the Bucs that he should be fired) admitted it was a clean hit.
    And did anyone hear what the commentators were saying about Detroit after they had just won by 30 points on Thursday? They were trashing them and talking about how bad they played. I thought it was a joke at first. I honestly couldn’t believe my ears. I guess maybe if they had won by 50 or 60 they would have said something complimentary.

  43. andrewsteindione says: Nov 30, 2013 9:03 AM

    Just an FYI for those crying “foul” and “witch hunt.” Violent celebrations in general and the throat-slash gesture in particular were outlawed a few years back. This was a response to the overwhelming number of players using that gesture in particular to celebrate a big play, and the NFL’s desire to distance themselves from associations with violence (both on the field, and particularly off of it). So, they outlawed the throat-slash gesture as unsportsmanlike, due to the possibility that it would condone off-the-field violence. This is a VERY standard, black-and-white fine for any player caught using that particular gesture to celebrate on the field of play.

  44. tinman72 says: Nov 30, 2013 9:07 AM

    I am a Packer fan and I think it’s gotten ridiculous how the NFL has targeted him. I thought he showed a lot of maturity in the game on Thursday. He set Flynn down gently. I don’t think he had one penalty called against him. There are other players that play dirtier but you don’t here about them. He got a bad rep for a couple of bone head moves. Goodell is turning this sport I love into a one sided deal for offenses. I miss the good old fashion defensive battles when it actually was a reward to score a touchdown not a right. Start fining these morons for excessive celebration after they score a touchdown, like they are suppose to.

  45. ahs2 says: Nov 30, 2013 9:36 AM

    Its specifically outlawed, it HAS to be fined. Im a Lions fan and think Suh’s other fines this year are a complete joke but this is automatic, people. Some of you need to do a little research, these writers arent going to teach/tell you everything!

  46. logicalcomment says: Nov 30, 2013 9:44 AM

    I love suh and i think he is obviously being targeted BUT not for this. This is a automatic fine every player every time, this isn’t b.s judgement call SO STOP WHINING !

  47. dahmergeinteam says: Nov 30, 2013 10:30 AM

    There is nothing wrong with him doing that.

  48. dahmergeinteam says: Nov 30, 2013 10:31 AM

    I do that all the time.

  49. pappageorgio says: Nov 30, 2013 11:27 AM

    The problem here isn’t that Suh was fined for it. The throat slash thing was banned a long time ago and for the most part had gone away. The problem is that the NFL is selective in it’s punishments.

    I’ve seen the throat slash done 3-4 times this season by other teams but Suh is the first to draw a fine.

    Tramon Williams pushed a lions RB to the ground well after a play was dead, kicked Fauria, and pushed an official. But th first thing the NFL does is watch all of Suh’s tape to see if they can not-pick a fine.

    It remains to be seen if Williams gets fined at all. After all he did say how pushing the official was a “misunderstanding”. If Suh did this he’d be suspended immediately, but Williams is a packer.

  50. eightandeightlions says: Nov 30, 2013 11:53 AM

    Yet another sign that this guy has no control. That and how he intentionally let Flynn down to the ground lightly demonstrates that he just doesn’t get it, and thinks the rules are something to be mocked. I agree the rules are ridiculous, but I’m not that is representing the league.

    He will cost his team a win again by the end of the season, book it.

  51. sosuhme says: Nov 30, 2013 2:42 PM

    Well said pappageorgio. What about Long coming onto the field to pull his little brother away from a scrum. That conduct had been banned for a long time (no pun intended), yet no flag and no fine. I’m not aware of any “if it’s to keep your little brother from getting ejected” exception to this rule. Like I’ve said before – no consistency = no integrity.

  52. lawrance4 says: Dec 5, 2013 11:14 PM

    Suh got fined again? INCONCEIVABLE!

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