NFL Vice President of Operations Merton Hanks admitted this week that the hit on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden that drew a $31,500 fine for Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh $31,500 was not an “egregious” offense.
Hanks said part of the reason for the fine on a hit that wasn’t penalized was because Suh’s been a repeat offender and wanted him to “course correct” his on-field behavior. Hanks said it was a violation and that Suh’s past actions alone didn’t determine his decision. It’s not the only way the league is trying to influence Suh.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported Sunday that Suh has been invited to the league’s offices to discuss the fine and the other actions the league has taken issue with this season. It’s the second time Suh has been asked to take part in such a meeting. Should this visit come during the Lions’ bye in Week Nine, it would be at just about the same time of the year as his previous visit in 2011.