In the first quarter of Sunday’s win by the Packers over the Lions, Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was flagged for tripping Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The move came after Suh slid outside to left defensive end, pitting him against right tackle Don Barclay. As Suh pushed Barclay into the pocket and Rodgers decided to roll to the right, Suh’s left leg swung toward Rodgers.
It drew an immediate flag. According to the league office, it didn’t result in a fine for Suh.
The reason for the decision not to fine Suh isn’t entirely clear. “Tripping” doesn’t appear on the official 2013 fine schedule.
“Leg Whip” does, but that’s not what Suh did. So Suh wasn’t fined.