For Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, it’s news when the NFL doesn’t fine him.
So we’ll pass along the news we’ve confirmed with the league office today, which is that Suh was not fined for a hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. That hit did draw a 15-yard penalty for roughing the passer, but the league apparently didn’t think a simple shove was flagrant enough to warrant a fine.
Suh said this week that he thinks quarterbacks get preferential treatment, and that if the referee had done his job properly, the flag he threw would have been on the Packers for holding him.
“It must be nice to be a quarterback in this league,” Suh told the Detroit Free Press. “The thing is, is that I ask questions, and I ask the referees what could I have done differently? And if you go back and look at the play, I was held.”
Suh also said he was proud of fighting off the hold and pressuring Rodgers on the play.
“He threw an incomplete pass. There’s a reason why he threw that incomplete pass,” Suh said. “Because I was right there, and I was in his face, and I pushed him.”
And although pushing him cost the Lions 15 yards, it won’t cost Suh any money.