One of the NFL’s most-fined players caught a break this week.
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who has been fined repeatedly and suspended once for on-field misconduct, was not fined for his roughing the passer penalty last week against the Jaguars.
Suh’s late hit on Jacksonville quarterback Chad Henne was fairly egregious, enough so that Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he’d need to talk to Suh about not hurting his team with penalties. So it’s something of a surprise that the Lions didn’t dock Suh’s pay.
The NFL doesn’t explain the reasons when it doesn’t fine a player, so it’s hard to understand why Suh got away with this one. He’d be wise not to push his luck when the regular season begins.