Ndamukong Suh wins appeal, will play vs. Cowboys

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Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is not suspended from Sunday’s playoff game after all.

Suh has won the appeal of his one-game suspension and will play on Sunday at Dallas.

Instead of getting suspended, Suh will be fined $70,000. That’s actually a more harsh financial penalty than a suspension would have been, as players on wild card teams are paid $22,000 for their first playoff game.

Suh was suspended for stepping on the leg of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, in a move that some saw as intentional and others saw as accidental. Ted Cottrell, the former NFL player and coach who heard the appeal, apparently felt that some discipline was warranted, but that a suspension was too much.

As we noted yesterday, Suh always had a good case for an appeal: There was really no way to know for sure whether Suh meant to step on Rodgers (unlike Suh’s infamous stomp on Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith, which was obviously intentional), and Cottrell has a reputation for fairness in appeals hearings.

And so Suh can play. Good news for the Lions, bad news for the Cowboys.

319 responses to “Ndamukong Suh wins appeal, will play vs. Cowboys

  1. Marshawn Lynch: repeat offender for dodging the media = $100,000 fine

    Ndamukong Suh: repeat offender for harming players = $70,000 fine

    I mean, c’mon man………..

  2. Insane. A suspension was certainly warranted.

    Nice to know you can step on someone’s leg with impunity, if you’re a star player in the NFL. I wonder if there’d be a different outcome if a backup had done this, or there wasn’t a playoff game pending.

    I hate this ruling. It belies sportsmanship.

  3. Unbelievable. There is no way that wasn’t intentional, which tells me the ruling is totally about TV ratings for the playoffs.

    Had this been Week 4 or 5, he would be sitting out a game.

  4. Suck it haters. Called it. Dallas vs Detroit is a prime time matchup and the NFL wants all to see the irresistable force vs the immovable object. Should be fun. Now Rogers can go suck his thumb in the corner and whine elsewhere.

  5. THIS IS GREAT NEWS FOR THE PACKERS ! Now there is a good shot that the Pack could be playing either Arizona or Carolina if Detroit beats Dallas . Romo & De Marco Murray are in for a long day with Suh on the RAMPAGE .

  6. Whoever thinks the stomp was accidental is delusional. The fact that Suh did not react after Rodgers gave him a shove is telling enough that Suh knew EXACTLY what he was doing.

  7. I know it clearly looks like he meant to step on Rogers but there is no way of proving his intent. I thought Florio would have been all over the reasonable doubt aspect of the clip.

    Rodgers cried in the media, Suh was a called a monster/ paid a hefty fine and lets see some good football on Sunday in Dallas.

  8. All because the league office based the suspension solely on this act (in isolation) and not in conjunction with Suh’s history.

    I rally shouldn’t be surprised at the incompetence being displayed here, but seriously….that was really, really, really stupid.

  9. wow…intentionally trying to injure a star player and has a history of this behavior. NFL should be ashamed of themselves as this guy should have been suspended for at least 1 game.

  10. I applaud Cottrell for trumping-in on Goodell’s ridiculousness!

    Lang should have been flagged for Holding anyway…. Suh lost his balance when Lang let go of his jersey…. So you Packer fans can blame your Guard!

  11. Wait so he didn’t do anything so you reverse the suspension, but he did something so you fine him 70K. I’m more confused than before.

  12. Far from his first infraction; a one game suspension was a joke, NO suspension is a crime!!!!!

    Does the league really think Suh has learned a lesson from this?

  13. Normally…..I’m against the league when they fine players as I think they go overboard….this time they went too light.

    Anyone watching could see it wasn’t that he first stepped on his leg but Suh then lifted his other leg and put his full weight on Rodgers leg….it was no mistake…the first step back yes but not the follow up.

  14. Maybe bad decision but if it was ANY other QB he would have just been fined Y’all know it. So I just say Go Cowboys

  15. fines don’t hurt the fans….suspensions do!!!

    Go Suh Go!

    There’s a chance to upset Dallas with Suh. No chance without him.

  16. It’s official! Roger Goodell has taken over Gary Bettman’s position as Worst Commissioner in the history of professional sports.

  17. Nah, this is fair. Suspending for a playoff game, no. 70 grand is good, he’ll feel that. If it were regular season game suspension would be much more financially impactful and would go that way but since its the playoffs now, no.

  18. Suh’s a punk but since it increases the Lion’s chances for beating the Cowboys, we’ll take it

    Since the Lions rarely make the playoffs, its hard to classify them as choke artists. The Cowboys on the other hand have a long history of folding in the playoffs so something has to give. Both teams have a long way to go to take the choker crown from the Vikings, losers of 4 Superbowls and losers of the last 5 NFC Championship games they appeared in.

  19. bucsorbust says:
    Dec 30, 2014 5:24 PM
    Bogus…after he’s done this stuff before. Don’t worry Lions, you are going home for good Saturday night.

    Uh, they play Sunday genius

  20. TMZ Sports next big breaking story:

    Roger Goodell and Lions Coach Jim Caldwell seen at Scores making it rain.

    Jim Mora: Payoffs ?

  21. It’s about time a player has won appeal. It makes me sick when some one as nice/good as AP who made a mistake would not get another chance. It’s time to step on the NFL and some pathetic, crazy fans who think they’re perfect. The men deserves another chance. That’s what you haters get.

  22. That’s fine and dandy but what did the Vegas line do? 3 point move? Still got time to sway the “Sharps”.

  23. Did you guys know that fines are given to charities which just make them a tax deduction. No biggie, especially when he’s going to sign for 100 million in 3 months.

  24. Just pathetic. But NO ONE is surprised. Does anyone think he now wont take a dirty shot at Romo if given the chance. Whats another 70K to him when he is in line to make millions. I hope Frederick and Martin take him out for good.
    By far the biggest scumbag in the NFL. What a great message the league just sent

  25. “There was really no way to know for sure whether Suh meant to step on Rodgers …”

    Im rooting for the lions AND glad Suh can play this weekend…but anyone with a brian knows him stepping on rogers TWICE without even looking down to see what he was stepping on was CLEARLY intentional.

  26. Seems like the fine was a bit lenient, I agree he should not be suspended. It was semi intentional. He is a bit of a goon, but being that it is a playoff game, he should be allowed to play.

  27. In a few months Suh is going to sign a contract with somebody worth 8 to 10 mil a year. I really don’t think 70K is much of a deterrent.

  28. Back to full strength except for Nick Fairley. Even though were on the road, There’s no place like Dome! Goooooo Lionss

  29. I just don’t see how any self respecting Detroit fan can support Suh.

    Put Suh and James Harrison in a cage together. They’ll froth from the mouth, eat eachother, and the league will have 2 less dirty players.

  30. Suh finds very amusing and creative ways to cheat, but the interesting thing is he doesn’t think that millions of people are watching him as he’s doing it.

  31. Wish AP could have had Cottrell handle his appeal. Cottrell is truly independent and looks at the facts of the case. He doesn’t rubber stamp things like many of the other “neutral” arbiters appointed by the NFL.

  32. Good Call. Missing a playoff game just doesn’t make sense. It would be punishing team and teammates. Bigger fine and maybe first game of next season would have been best call. And yes Suh is a turd.

  33. A $70K fine is nothing to Suh. He’s worth tens of millions. Proportionately, this is like a regular working stiff (like you or I) getting fined $2.75.

  34. It didn’t hurt Rodgers at all, so I think there’s reasonable doubt as to whether or not it was intentional. $70,000 fine is more than enough.

  35. Let’s throw a parade for cottrell….how soon can we make this happen? ain’t no part like a Detroit party baby!

    I hope Suh unleashes some unholy fury on the cowboys.

  36. There is actually a better angle of the play that shows that the GB lineman was pulling Suh’s shirt forward. Suh leaned back against the tug – then the lineman released Suh’s uniform. Suh had to adjust his weight back (hence the step) to keep from falling backward. I can imagine the crying if Suh fell backward onto of the glass princess…

    Once he did step back, that’s another story…

  37. Strictly bad for business. Money talks. Just like the Redskins, refs did everything possibly to keep Dallas from blowing them out in the first half. Same here, you lose t.v interest if you suspend Suh because Dallas was ready going to blow them out off the bat. Imaging without Suh? Nice thinking GODell.

  38. If you’re a Dallas fan, you want this guy on the field… you want to beat a team when they have all their horses. If you can run against Detroit and win, you have to believe you have a legit shot at winning another Lombardi.

    – Seahawks fan

  39. Getting ” unintentionally ” stepped on happens like only dozens of times in a game. Give me a break. When they start suspending everyone for doing it then they can suspend Suh. It took them 2 try’s but nfl got it right. Whiners are dismissed now to continue crying elsewhere.

  40. As a lifelong Cowboys fan I say GREAT! After all the whining and conspiracy theorists yesterday this is the best outcome. Now there will be no excuses…no what if’s…no yeah buts.

    The fact that this guy is a walking train wreck not withstanding and deserving of whatever punishment he gets…it will make this Sunday that much sweeter when they roll the kitties.

  41. Has anyone here ever accidentally stepped on a dog’s tail or foot… You know immediately you stepped on them and you look at them and immediately put your weight on the other foot. Then you apologize. Suh didn’t turn around and lifted up his other foot to make sure his whole weight was on there. so dirty.

  42. Uh, for the guys bashing Goodell for this: Goodell SUSPENDED him’ Cottrell over-ruled Goodell. But, don’t let knowledge get in the way of your posts. SMH

  43. Interesting ruling. They ruled it was intentional but they still didn’t suspend him. If they didn’t think it was intentional then he wouldn’t be fined $70k. Seems like disciplinary rulings are getting much like the on-field officiating. No one has any idea what the rules actually are and when they are enforced the interpretation varies wildly depending on who’s officiating. It’s hard to be a player these days.

  44. Garbage player….garbage city…..garbage franchise. This year is their peak, it will be a steady decline after they lose this weekend. Caldwell will be gone in short order, Stafford will never win anything…..he and Cutler will be fighting for the worst QB spot in the NFCN for the next several years.

  45. If not this, what will it take for the NFL to punish dirty players? A $70,000 fine when Suh make millions a year is like a slap on the hand, a very weak slap at that.

  46. No different than buying your way out of a ticket.

    Meh – no big deal anyway. The Lions have shown – again, and again, and again, and again – they cannot win a big game. They proved that – again – against the Pack, even with Donkey. Wake me when the Lions actually do something relevant.

  47. Just what I had hoped/said only would have liked to have seen the fine much bigger – but in any case it is more than twice what he will earn that day. For you guys that think that this was a stupid move – totally disagree. You give him the max to scare the pants off of him ( if that is possible) and then reduce it on appeal. That is what he has earned over his career of doing idiotic things. That has probably caused him more grief and concern since the ruling came down and he earned that for his actions. Now what happens next is up to him. What he did was not as bad as what he has done to others but it was nonetheless a cheap shot and worthy of this punishment. I believe that it was well handled by the NFL.

  48. It was unintentional… but he got a $70K fine?

    “Dallas vs Detroit is a prime time matchup”

    No, it’s not. The Lions have won one playoff win since the 50’s. Detroit is a dead city and the Lions are the dregs of the NFL, and the final score of this game won’t change that.

  49. In a related story,Erin Rodgers was just suspended one game for his “flagrant” girly open-handed swap at Suh.

    Suh is undecided if he will file charges.

  50. codythao35 says:
    Dec 30, 2014 5:33 PM
    It’s about time a player has won appeal. It makes me sick when some one as nice/good as AP who made a mistake would not get another chance. It’s time to step on the NFL and some pathetic, crazy fans who think they’re perfect. The men deserves another chance. That’s what you haters get.

    ———–

    Suh had to pay 70k. He’s not exactly innocent.

  51. Since the league doesn’t want to do anything about this dirty player, it is the responsibility of the players on the opposing team to do whatever is necessary to protect their safety as much as possible. Yes, the original penalty was harsh, but this guy is a psychopath.

  52. this is insane……he gets away with it…and to say a 70,000 fine is more harsh because they only make 22,000 for first wild card games……are they serious this is not the first game of the season and he is not a rookie player….yes those circumstances would be harsher….but this is a repeat offender who has money obviously he is up for a new contract so this 70,000 is a joke,,,,just goodell and the nfl ending they year screwing up the same way they started the season….they are consistant at that atleast because they are definately NOT consistant at their punishments…..i aint a fan of either team but he did step all weight on rodgers leg with his left leg cause you see him lift his right off the ground…but if someone did this to romo it would be a yr suspention cause we all see the relationship between jerry jones and goodell we are not blind….just another bad call in the nfl

  53. Even Mike Pereira and Bill Polian disagree on the suh suspension. “Listen, Suh stepped on Aaron Rodgers. And I firmly believe that if it wasn’t Suh and it was another no-name who didn’t have history and it wasn’t Aaron Rodgers, it wouldn’t have led to any type of a fine at all,” Pereira said

    Tired of the NFL and Fox bending over for the discount double check

  54. hyzers says:
    Dec 30, 2014 5:25 PM
    Let the butt hurt flow!
    —————
    Says the lions fan that’s done nothing but whine since his team got punked out sunday.

  55. Hah!

    Prior bad acts do show a pattern of bad behavior.

    The Green Bay Packers are the idiots here.

    Regardless of what they say, the NFL has shown numerous times that they will not protect their players from intentional unnecessary violent acts on the field. And the Packers should know that by now.

    The only solution to protect your star QB from a Suh-like player, is to take matters into your own hands. If he cheap shots your player, then end his season.

    It’ll obviously stop him from doing it again, but more importantly, it’ll deter the next cheap shot.

    Bravo, Ted Cottrell; great job looking out for your players!

  56. Cowboys played Lions last year and they tried to exploit rookie Travis Frederick in his 8th start ever by lining Suh across him the entire game.

    Suh had one tackle. After Joseph Randle had a 6 yard gain.

  57. it was intentional. It was not a stomp.he is clearly a knucklehead and not worth the risk for a huge contract.that said, he is a difference maker and he’ll get a chance to hit Rodgers again in a few weeks.

  58. “Now Rogers can go suck his thumb in the corner and whine elsewhere.”

    This is coming from an fan of a team whose quarterback whined after getting tapped on the helmet.

  59. Looks like the NFLs plan to stack the deck in the Cowboys favor has failed! Honestly, this is the first time that the Cowboys have been in the playoffs in eons, how was the Suh suspension ever anything other than a thinly veiled attempt to make sure that their run is a long one?!?!?!?!?! Can’t wait to see how Romo is going to blow this one!

  60. Good, I didn’t think it warranted a suspension to begin with. Players get stepped on all the time. Worse things are done in those piles, best believe. If Rodgers didn’t react the way he did, it would’ve gone unnoticed.

  61. What goes around comes around. Suh will get his. Meanwhile, the league is too worried about TV ratings…as Suh makes the difference between a huge loss or a blowout loss for the Lions.

  62. As a Packer fan, I think that is fair. It was a punk move by Suh, and the large fine shows that the league feels the same.

    I also understand its hard to suspend a player for a game saying what he did is equal to his teammate’s actions from the previous week, that were more aggressive worth one game.

    I still think that they are taking previous actions of his into consideration on this, a fine like that doesn’t get handed out to a first time offender. Suh doesn’t care its just money as he pushes his cheap shot tab towards the 300K$

    Football fans get sick of watching the same guy try to hurt someone with cheap shots.

  63. The right call. I don’t care about Suh or any of the teams involved. Suspending him would punish the FANS most of all. Real fans just want competitive playoff games. This ain’t the NBA or NHL, we don’t get throwaway playoff games.

  64. “Lang should have been flagged for Holding anyway…. Suh lost his balance when Lang let go of his jersey…. So you Packer fans can blame your Guard!”

    No where does it show Lang pushing Suh enough for him to lose his balance.

  65. Suh is the dirtiest player since Hines Ward. He consistently hurts people on purpose. God is watching Suh.

  66. So, if we had the precedent set last week when the offensive lineman got a 1 game suspension for doing the exact same thing, why does the result of this equal the hefty fine instead? Something smells fishy as the motives for the NFL have changed.

  67. All the whining about the league “doing this” is bizarre. The league did suspend him boys and girls. It was the independent arbitrator hearing the appeal who overturned it. You can blame Goodel for some things but sheesh ………..

  68. Go ahead and look back at his past fines, over half were not even penalties….all those hits on Cutler 100% legal…is he vicious…YES…but really he has only had 1 or 2 plays that were clearly dirty. The rest of them are just like every other you’d see watching NFL’s greatest hits.

    Go back and look at the play he was fined 100k on. 100% legal according to the rules, and it was the first game ever in the NFL where you could not block low if you were running parallel (which he wasn’t, nor did the hit meet the definition of low). The NFL and media created it’s own mythical monster.

    Did he step on Rodgers on purpose, clearly no. Did quickly get off…no. But in the heat of the game when you are illegally held, let it be. The 70k fine is unjustified.

  69. as a ufa, one has to wonder how many millions did this accidental stomp on rogers cost him….i still want suh, but just wondering with two strikes already if he went from 100 million dollar deal down to a 75 million dollar deal

  70. hahaha YES!!!! sweet sweet justice!!!

    You crying boy? I’m going to go to McDonalds and get you a Wah-burger and some French Cries? How bout a whine-eken? Def Leppard SUCKS!

  71. This incident is a microcosm of what is wrong with the NFL today. It proves there is a clear focus on ratings and not on player safety. The high profile of the player is the only reason he is allowed to play — a repeat offender no less.

    Look, no one can debate this fact. Suh’s first step on Rodgers can be viewed as accidental but once he knew how close he was, he CLEARLY puts all of his weight on his Left leg, so much so that he was able to have his Right foot come off the ground. There’s no disputing that. And he didn’t even turn around to look at his feet. A clear sign of guilt. And the ultimate was Raiola coming to his defense.
    You are the Browns of the NFC. Didn’t care prior to this who won -now pulling for the Cowboys

  72. Loving it, Go in Ted we trust. It’s about time to step on the ridiculous league who think they’re God and never give players another chance, like AP.

  73. To those saying this is Goodell are you really that stupid? The appeals process is not even handled by Goodell. Sure Goodell is a moron but at least blame him for things he’s actually responsible for….like covering up the whole Ray Rice thing.

  74. folks….we talking about a step people. A step. That’s it, dude was off balance…Arron was sleeping on the ground like he didn’t wanna get up? got stepped on. Too bad…..And for all these folks talmbout “well he didn’t apoligize, so he meant to do it” This is the black and blue division of the NFC North. You really expect apologies from two rivals??? just saying…….smh. “Toughen up” it’s Football!

  75. To all the “experts” on how this was intentional. Have someone give you a push backwards. Just a light one, doesn’t have to be a big football player pushing you. Test how easy it is to just take ONE step to get your balance.

    Go ahead. After you try it 5 times come back and post how you are still 100% positive it was intentional. It’s a natural physical movement to take that 2nd step back.

    Did he linger longer than he should have. Quite possibly. But with his back turned and the play still active it front of him, what he did wasn’t that unreasonable.

    And absolutely love the comment that I just read that he should have stopped immediately and apologized. The play was not dead. This isn’t flag football.

  76. I think he should be banned for life. I am so sick of hearing about the ugliness of this man. I would NOT want him on my team. Football doesn’t need players like Suh.

  77. There is a bigger issue here than the playoff game. Dallas will run the ball on the Lions with or without Suh.

    With a history of stomping players, how can he even be allowed to play ever in a league that claims to be concerned about player safety? SMH

  78. what is suh gonna have to do kill somebody or end their football career before the league takes his bullying seriously……there is a harsher punishment in schools now a days for ppl who bully then in a professional sports organization…how can our children learn bullying is not tolerated or exceptable when they watch grown men bullying and possibly causing serious injry to another human….and all the nfl does is tap him on wrist and say now suh sign a check….and next time please dont make it so obvious…the nhl and nba has siffer punishment for repeat offenders during a game….the nfl is becoming a joke to the sports world….our children are being shown that if you want to be a bully just go play in the nfl they TOLERATE it…..very sad role model league….and its not everyone doing it but the few that are…are tarnishing THE SHEILD…..

  79. “The nfl cares more about ratings than integrity of the game.

    What more does goodell need to do until ge is fired???”

    Uhm….It was not Goodell’s decision…Suh won on appeal that was NOT heard by the commish…

  80. I’m not sure what Aaron Rodgers has to do with Suh’s punishment. Personally, he probably would love to see Suh suspended, but professional, it’s in the Packer’s best interests to see him play. Unless Suh was suspended for the next Packer-Lions game, there is no advantage gained by Rodgers being upset by Suh’s actions. Why so many are making this about Rodgers baffles me. He was stepped on by a 300 lb lineman. Even on a good leg, that would hurt. When Suh lifted his foot and put all of his weight on Rodgers’ leg; who wouldn’t be upset about that? Even those who think it was accidental can’t deny that it happened. What also baffles me is that the players themselves don’t take a harder stance against those who time and time again appear to be out to shorten the careers of their brethren. We complain about the NFL and the way justice is handed out for drug use and other off the field action; why isn’t the player’s union standing up for the vast majority of players who would love to see the average length of an NFL career get longer rather than shorter?

  81. “Looks like the NFLs plan to stack the deck in the Cowboys favor has failed! ”

    Yeah… because the NFL made him step on Rodgers’ leg. Twice. The deck is already staxcked in the Cowboys favor, stupid. It’s the Cowboys and the Lions ROFL.

  82. No one ever accused the NFL of having an abundance of integrity. That said, I am still surprised. Even more surprised that I will now be cheering for the ‘Boys for the first time in many years.

  83. Clearly a dirty play, by a dirty player. Suspension or fine, I really don’t care, as long as the league recognizes it as the dirty play it was.

    Would be nice to see this guy fade out of the league entirely next year, but sadly some desperate team will pick him up.

  84. perfect1stranger says:
    Dec 30, 2014 5:48 PM
    Cowboys played Lions last year and they tried to exploit rookie Travis Frederick in his 8th start ever by lining Suh across him the entire game.

    Suh had one tackle. After Joseph Randle had a 6 yard gain.
    ———————————–
    And the Lions won!

  85. Its only good for the Packers. If the Cowboys win, they at least had to play a more physical game and if by some insane stroke of luck, the Lions win – Packers get a more favorable draw in their first game and let the Seahawks play against the undisciplined cheap shot artists from Motown.

    And in the best of all possible worlds – the Lions win twice – they could return to Lambeau and lose for the 25th time in a row!

  86. @ silvercrush33

    “YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!Haha. Bring it on haters. GO LIONS”

    It is pretty easy to hate when you have a scumbag player on your team who has all the talent in the world but chooses to play dirty. There is a reason he is the most penalized defensive player in the league. Purposely stepping on an opposing team’s QB? Really?

    He should have been suspended, but at least he will pay for it monetarily. Besides, we have a pro bowl center and 3 pro bowl O-lineman who will give him all he can handle.

  87. “Suck it haters. Called it. Dallas vs Detroit is a prime time matchup and the NFL wants all to see the irresistable force vs the immovable object.”

    ——————————–

    We are talking about the Detroit Lions here? And the Dallas Cowboys IN DALLAS?

    More like the wet noodle meets the bowl of whipped crème.

  88. it’s actually good news for the Packers too. hopefully the Lions beat the Cowboys, and then the Lions advance to face Seattle. if Dallas wins, they are more of a question mark to the Packers and will face the Packers. no matter… the Pack will be heading to Seattle and will advance to the Superbowl where they will be the Patriots for the second time this year.

  89. So, the arbitrator obviously believed he did it on purpose…or there would be no fine. Trying to hurt someone on purpose…..just $$$$$, but dare not speak to the media…..MORE bucks. Unbelievable. How many times does this guy get to have….what we have to wait til he ends somebody’s career?

  90. This roller coaster ride must be driving the sportsbooks crazy. And unfortunately for the NFL fan base, this brand of entertainment is about as good as it gets, now that intentionally knocking out defenseless receivers is illegal. It’s a shame … but you gotta take what they give you.

  91. that I will now be cheering for the ‘Boys for the first time in many years.
    ====================

    Congrats, that puts in you into a solid majority with their fans.

  92. Right call. I know his history, but it was unintentional. Everything looks worse in slow mo. In real time it looks like he’s backing up, then stops and goes forward. Stop using his past to paint the picture. Use it only for the severeness of punishment. Mike Pereira agrees. Unintentional and shouldn’t be fined, you people just want to crucify the man.

  93. This league is a complete joke. I’ve been waiting on Goodell to ruin it beyond repair and I think he’s finally done it this year. On to the NHL.

  94. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 30, 2014 5:28 PM

    This gives the Packers ample opportunity to dive at this little girl’s knees and end his career, before his supposed big payday next year.

    I’m ok with it.

    bridgeh2o says:

    The true colorsofa packer fan above.

    You are DISGUSTING tokyo.

    Just cause your girl has a booboo muscle pull,you come out and want to end his career?????

    Wow,just wow.

    Stay classy green bay!!!!!!!!

  95. The NFL will never learn!

    This type of leniency only serves to reinforce in his mind that it’s okay for him to act this way. Then when he does something in the future to seriously injure another player, the NFL will swing the pendulum too far back the other way.

    Wasted opportunity to send a message to this and other players that dirty underhanded play won’t be tolerated.

    But, the NFL will never learn.

  96. Jeez. Imagine how bad Suh would be if he played for the Seahawks. Hanging around the bowl of adderall in the locker room too long would make him even more cranky.

  97. Wow a lot of you are really bitter, hateful people. I seriously feel bad for you. Goooooooooo Lions!!!!

  98. “Cottrell has a reputation for fairness in appeals hearings.” Says who, the players he didn’t suspend? Just another puppet on a string

  99. Amazing all the Vikings trolls in here with their Erin comments and Packer hate. Despite the rude and hyperbolic Viking fan base on PFT, the Vikings arrow is pointing up. They may field a competitive team next year which would be good for the NFC North.

    But thats next year for the Vikings.

    We’re still enjoying this year with our Packers!

    Go Pack Go.

  100. Suh will be a good off season acquisition for philadelphia.
    Their so similar both are dirty and overrated.
    A great fit…

    Ride Cowboys Ride
    On the road to victory
    Ride Cowboys Ride
    Score a touchdown
    1, 2, 3
    Hit ’em low
    Hit ’em high
    And watch our Cowboys Ride
    Ride Cowboys Ride
    On the road to victory
    C-O-W-B-O-Y-S COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. I don’t care if the guy plays or not, I don’t think it is going to make any difference in the outcome. I just wish I could understand the NFL’s thinking here, they obviously had someone decide this was suspension worthy. What could possibly have happened in this appeal to make them reinstate him? Were they persuaded by Suh’s obvious remorse over this? Did his past record of being a clean, upstanding player sway them? They clearly still think he did something wrong since they increased the fine. All the NFL has done here is basically say “Player safety isn’t as important as ratings.”

  102. Its pretty sad that they appealed the fine. I’m all for benefit of the doubt, but cmon. He clearly did it on purpose. He didnt even bother acting like he messed up. He thought he was being clever. The man is a sociopath and the nfl is enabling him.

  103. Can’t prove intent either way. He was fined due to reputation. Rodgers taking a swing at him is overlooked. Whatever, they probably reviewed the game tape and saw a dozen post-play actions that should’ve been flagged. Before I saw the footage I made my mind up that Suh had taken a flying leap onto Rodgers, but once I saw it and even though he may have intended it, he did play it off like momentum carried him back. No one gets flagged for the Lambeau Leap, I mean it’s a premeditated act, so Suh acting like he was falling back and stepping on this guy shouldn’t even be acknowledged.

  104. perfect1stranger says:
    Dec 30, 2014 5:48 PM
    Cowboys played Lions last year and they tried to exploit rookie Travis Frederick in his 8th start ever by lining Suh across him the entire game.

    Suh had one tackle. After Joseph Randle had a 6 yard gain.
    ————————————————————-

    And the Lions won the game.

  105. So yesterday Lions fans were howling that Suh’s suspension was due to the NFL favoring Brady, Brees, and Rogers over everyone else.

    Now it’s obvious favoritism for Suh.

  106. This is the right call. Rodgers cries and whines about everything. He constantly has snot bubbles coming out of his mouth. It looks like the NFL finally wants to put a stop to his antics.

  107. nsnati0n says: Dec 30, 2014 5:29 PM

    Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    —————————————–
    That’s pronounced Suuuuuuuuuuuhhhhheeeeeeeeeeee

  108. What does it matter? They are going to get crushed by the Cowboys. Even if they win, that means they come back to Green Bay to get crushed again by the Packers. If they lose, they lose. If they win, they lose. LOL!!!

  109. Hey Lions fans calling Rogers, “Erin” and a wimp, etc. Lifetime against the Lions: 9-1 in 10 games. Only loss he had to sit out second half for a concussion. Nearly 2600 yards passing, 19 TD’s against a measly five interceptions. 111 QB rating. Yeah, I can see why you losers thinks he’s a wimp He’s basically playing against a college team ever time he faces Detroit. No wonder Suh resorts to cheap shots. It’s the only way Detroit has a chance of beating the Packers.

  110. Clearly the NFL has it in for the Cowboys. They obviously orchestrated the whole event just so they could suspend Suh then unsuspend him, thereby sticking it to the Cowboys once again.

  111. True, yesterday’s post did say he had a chance to win the appeal be the post announcing his suspension said this:

    “Suh will have an opportunity to appeal before Ted Cottrell, but frankly, his chances aren’t good.

    Suh has a history for stomping on people, one that supersedes the seriousness of the step on the injured calf of Rodgers.’

  112. The NFL is a joke!! Letting that dirt bag get away with this is ridiculous! He should have been suspended because he’s a repeat offender!

    I never want to see any player in the NFL get injured. But in Suh’s case, I’d stand up and cheer if he got carted off because someone dove at his knees!!!
    Anyone who says he didn’t know exactly what he was doing is either blind or a liar.

  113. I WANT TO SEE THE LIONS PLAY THE PACKERS FOR THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME @ LAMBEAU . THEN I WANT TO SEE SUH GET FROSTBITE JUST LIKE JETHRO PUGH DID IN THE ICE BOWL GAME ! LMAO ! GO PACK GO !

  114. Donkeykong Sue is a free agent after this year. Any team that signs him is showing they don’t care if a guy is a dirt bag, they only care that he’s an over-hyped dirty player!!

  115. nrns77 says:
    Dec 30, 2014 6:29 PM
    What does it matter? They are going to get crushed by the Cowboys. Even if they win, that means they come back to Green Bay to get crushed again by the Packers. If they lose, they lose. If they win, they lose. LOL!!!
    ——————————–
    If the Lions win they play Seattle, not Green Bay.

  116. darman55 says:
    Dec 30, 2014 6:30 PM
    Hey Lions fans calling Rogers, “Erin” and a wimp, etc. Lifetime against the Lions: 9-1 in 10 games. Only loss he had to sit out second half for a concussion. Nearly 2600 yards passing, 19 TD’s against a measly five interceptions. 111 QB rating. Yeah, I can see why you losers thinks he’s a wimp He’s basically playing against a college team ever time he faces Detroit. No wonder Suh resorts to cheap shots. It’s the only way Detroit has a chance of beating the Packers.
    —————————————————
    Rodgers played the full game at Ford Field this year where he lost and was held to no TD.

  117. As a Bear fan (please…I’ve had enough) I don’t have a dog in the fight…but with this ruling…ESPECIALLY with this ruling….GO COWBOYS!!!

  118. Sounds like Dallas fans are scared the Lions are gonna come in and beat them in their own home once again. Maybe they can choke away s 30 point lead this time. What kind of playoff team doesn’t even have a winning record at home. Lions win this one in a laugher

  119. PS. I hope Dallas does the same thing as the Packers, you run right at and over this guy all day long. He is the weak link on this team. All pass rush no run defense.

  120. There is nothing “tough” about Suh. Tough guys hit you in mouth while the play is going on and then dare you to do something about it.

    They don’t stomp on people when they think no one is looking and then deny it when they get caught. They don’t stand up in a hearing and lie about what they did.

    There’s alot of words that apply to Ndamukong Suh. Tough is NOT one of them.

  121. “step on the injured calf of Rodgers”, he wasn’t even looking. Suh did nothing wrong. Stop watching the Packers slow-motion replay. Watch it in real time. Did he not care that he stepped on something, sure. Was his eyes locked down the field watching the play, yep. This is football! We ask guys to become monsters on that field and hit each other as hard as possible. These guys aren’t kindergarten teachers, they are violent nut jobs, and that’s how I like it! Go Suh!!

  122. I agree that Suh should have been suspended. But the NFL messed up by sticking their foot in their mouths by saying they didn’t consider his past history when giving out his punishment. The problem with that statement is anyone else with a clean record who did this would have just ended up with a fine. So it’s obvious that his prior history dictated the punishment. However, the NFL couldn’t go back on what they said. Which caused them to lose in arbitration. If the NFL would have just said he was suspended because of past history this wouldn’t have been an issue.

  123. How many playoff games has Detroit won WITH Suh?

    Yeah, that’s what I thought.

    NFL is giving him one more game with Lions before he bolts Detroit via UFA.

  124. FINALLY…..the correct call by the NFL…..As I’ve said in many posts here. At least they can ADMIT their mistakes! Bravo!

    Now the Cowgirls and then the Slackers will get what’s coming to them.

  125. @jsrdc
    “…There is a reason he is the most penalized defensive player in the league. Purposely stepping on an opposing team’s QB? Really?”
    ———————————————–

    Actually, if we’re going to bring facts into the argument, he is really not penalized that often. But don’t let that get in the way of your ramblings.

    Fines? Oh yeah he’s up there. But penalties? Nah, he’s actually pretty disciplined. Sounds weird I know. Thing is, you slow anything down and look at it over and over, you’re going to see whatever you want to see.

    Should be a good game Sunday, looking forward to it. And even more so now.

  126. It’s really simple, steps accidental, him putting weight on back foot once he realized he was on Rogers clearly was no accident. Add it all together and you have the correct result, a large fine but no suspension for a playoff game. He didn’t try to go out of his way to hurt Rogers he simply did nothing to avoid hurting him. Not very sportsmanlike but not worthy of suspension from a playoff game.

  127. Cowboys to Lions: Tell your loved ones you’ll be home right after the game on Sunday. Maybe the team can all go to Suh’s house to watch the Superbowl. I hear he’ll be serving humble pie

  128. Everybody saying cowboys fans are scared. Really? We found out they were playing Detroit Sunday night didn’t hear Suh would be suspended til yesterday evening which was quickly followed up with the potential to have suspension overturned. Pretty sure we didn’t have much time to get happy over him being out to really be scared now that we know he’s back in.

  129. bucsorbust says:
    Dec 30, 2014 5:24 PM

    Bogus…after he’s done this stuff before. Don’t worry Lions, you are going home for good Saturday night.
    _____________________________

    Saturday night??? This poor TROLL doesn’t even know they play on SUNDAY…..bahahahaha

    And the sore losers are out in force!

    Lions will take Dallas out and spoil the NFL’s dream match up.

  130. lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    Dec 30, 2014 6:52 PM
    There is nothing “tough” about Suh. Tough guys hit you in mouth while the play is going on and then dare you to do something about it.

    They don’t stomp on people when they think no one is looking and then deny it when they get caught. They don’t stand up in a hearing and lie about what they did.
    —————————————————
    1) Hmmm, that sounds like a hands to the face penalty and taunting. So that’s dumb.
    2) He didn’t stomp, he stepped. Actually makes a difference. Ask Raiola, he’s a lot dumber and “tougher” than Suh.

  131. So he’s fined for not being aware he was stepping on someone even though he’s been disciplined in the past for stepping on people. We should all be glad the NFL can’t have kids.

  132. Suh probably deserves a bigger fine and he shouldn’t get any benefit of the doubt on questionable/dirty play going forward.

    But, this is the NFL (where men play football, right?) and the playoffs nonetheless, so I’m fine with the decision to let him play.

    Come on Cowboys, you know it is better this way…beat the Lions at full strength (or close to it). If you can do that at home, then go to Lambeau and beat the Packers, then come out to the CLink and take a second game from the Seattle Seahawks, then you will have truly earned an NFC Championship…as well as everyone’s respect.

    Go Hawks!

  133. Ridiculously stupid decision. I have to admit that I’m kind of glad. I hope the Lions can somehow pull the upset. Cowboys are tough.

    The Lions are a pack of scumbags masquerading as a football team. I’d love to humiliate them at Lambeau one more time.

  134. This whole thing feels pre-planned by the league. Act tough initially to show that this type of play won’t be tolerated, but then remove it after review. This means it doesn’t effect a playoff game, but Suh gets a black mark on his record for future reference.

    Have to laugh at the people whining about Rodgers crying about getting stepped on. Did you not see Stafford act like he had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage after his helmet got grazed.

  135. He stepped on his foot. How far would you all take it if he pinched Aaron’s sides?

    Wet Willie?

    Caught him looking down and flicked his nose?

    Lifetime ban?

  136. Love the ruling. Really love the angst and gnashing of teeth by the haters.
    As an aside, Suh’s indiscretions are nothing compared to the old days (Joe Greene kicking players in the nads, Joe Jones pile-driving Terry Bradshaw head first into the turf, Conrad Dobler spitting on injured, prone opponents, various Jack Tatum/George Atkinson dirtiness). Get over it – this is nothing.

  137. Rex Ryan gets fined $100k for an f-bomb, Suh gets fined $70k for repeatedly trying to injure other players. Tell me again how concerned the NFL is about player safety?

  138. “Suck it haters. Called it. Dallas vs Detroit is a prime time matchup and the NFL wants all to see the irresistable force vs the immovable object.”

    ——————————–

    We are talking about the Detroit Lions here? And the Dallas Cowboys IN DALLAS?

    More like the wet noodle meets the bowl of whipped crème.

    _______________________

    We are talking about the Detroit Lions here? And the Dallas Cowboys IN ARLINGTON?

    There I fixed that for ya! No need for payment, 1st ones on the house….

  139. Yeah because a kid watching football on TV would even notice this if it weren’t for Joe Buck. What a horrible example that is being set when the kids hear about Suh getting his penalty reduced over the morning announcements and gossip about it at recess like we all used to do in elementary school. How could the NFL allow it?

    If you need NFL players to be your child’s role models maybe you should re-think your parenting style.

    It’s a gladiator sport that is trying to turn into basketball, and you people greet it with thunderous applause. I like Suh not just because he’s on the team but because he brings a nasty edge that I watch to see. He was much more exciting his rookie year but you people can’t even tolerate the neutered version.

    I miss players getting punished over the middle, corners and receivers hand fighting down the field, the quarterback getting drilled without a flag. Maybe that Steeler fan should get his league…

  140. If there was no “intent” and therefore the suspension was overturned, then why does he still have the large fine? If the fine is given because they DO feel that there was intent then why was the suspension lifted foe a repeat offender? This decision makes no sense.

    He’s either guilty or innocent. As a player with a known history of this, if you see yet again intent to injure then how do you not keep the suspension? If you don’t see that intent then you can’t fine him.

    This is nothing but keeping a star player available for the playoff game. What a joke.

  141. Player safety???

    HE STEPPED ON A MAN’S FOOT

    This is football. NFL fined him $100k for taking on John Sullivan’s knees last year.

    Nobody’s safety is in danger from getting their foot stepped on.

  142. This ruling will help the Lions, anyone who thinks this will be a blowout is as crazy as Suh. This is the best game this weekend and will be a battle until the end. I Think Dallas has a slight advantage but won’t be surprised to see a low scoring game, 48 just seems way too high. Looking forward to a great game.

  143. I always laugh at the fake outrage by some to suspend this guy , We have seen in games where DEFENDERS come in with VICIOUS late HITS to QB’s especially to their heads. and all they get is a 15 yards penalty and they continue playing.

    The only people calling for this are fans of the team very afraid of facing him and of course the haters who would have him on their team in a minute if they got so lucky.

  144. By the NFL repeatedly enabling this psychopath, he has no reason to change and will continue with his psychotic behavior. Next time someone’s career may be ruined, and it may be a player on your team. Thanks Mr. Cottrell.

  145. As a Packers fan, this makes the possibility of hosting an “easier” game at Lambeau next week more likely (sorry Carolina and Arizona fans). But truly, I’d rather lose to the Cowboys than see Suh on the field this weekend. The NFL is simply a poorly run organization.

  146. And now ladies and gentleman, introducing your NFL Commissioner with a spine of Jello, Roger Goodell.

  147. Sure, it is all about the ratings. What are you people on? The official who was 8 feet away texted the league that it appeared accidental to him and likely caused by the OL who was tugging his jersey/pushing him.

    It looks intentional if you only watch the Fox broadcast closeup of just their legs, if you see the full scene, it looks possibly accidental.

    That said, as a Lions fan, I’ll be more than happy to send this clown on his way somewhere else next season. Dude is a serious Richard.

  148. Among Stafford’s 3 career wins against teams that ended the season with a winning record, exactly 0 of those wins have come on the road.

    Suh isn’t the key, Stafford is. Dallas is going to crush Detroit.

    On topic, anyone who thinks there is some sort of victory for sports because Duh wasn’t really punished for intentionally attempting to injure another player is either stupid, or … well, stupid.

  149. silvercrush33 says:
    Dec 30, 2014 7:01 PM
    lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    Dec 30, 2014 6:52 PM
    There is nothing “tough” about Suh. Tough guys hit you in mouth while the play is going on and then dare you to do something about it.

    They don’t stomp on people when they think no one is looking and then deny it when they get caught. They don’t stand up in a hearing and lie about what they did.
    —————————————————
    1) Hmmm, that sounds like a hands to the face penalty and taunting. So that’s dumb.
    2) He didn’t stomp, he stepped. Actually makes a difference. Ask Raiola, he’s a lot dumber and “tougher” than Suh.
    =========

    1) Hitting someone in the mouth is a common figure of speech amongst people who’ve actually played football that means being tough and physical with the man in front of you during the play. That you didn’t understand that speaks volumes about you.

    2) Stomped, stepped. Makes a difference if you root you for dirty garbage like the Lions I suppose.

  150. pooflingingmonkey says:

    “Nice to know you can step on someone’s leg with impunity, if you’re a star player in the NFL. I wonder if there’d be a different outcome if a backup had done this, or there wasn’t a playoff game pending.”

    Or if it wasn’t Aaron Rogers.

  151. Can’t wait for the Lions to destroy the Cowboys in their own house. Romo’s ineptitude was disguised this season by the running game that Suh and company will shut down on Sunday. It may sound a bit crazy to some, but I expect a double digit win by the Lions this week. They will promptly get destroyed by the Seahawks the following week.

  152. NFL logic: Knock out a girlfriend away from the field. Player is gone, man!
    Keep on intending to hurt players on the field. Keep on playing, man!

  153. If the NFL was really serious about protecting players then they would prove that by showing they care just as much they do about the players as they do for a players wife, girlfriend, child and other family members of the players.
    They really don’t know how to handle these situation when players are being bad boys on and off the field.
    This is the year the NFL really screwed those things up when they could have done better with all those situations.
    If Ray Rice can be gone then so should Suh who at some point very well may end a player’s career with an intentional injury after the whistle.
    It doesn’t make any sense why one is gone and the other, who is more of a factor for player’s safety, isn’t.

  154. Erin was on the ground, so someone needed to be punished. So said Goodell. Cottrell is a smart man and didn’t agree. It’s football not ballet.

  155. What is so amusing is the thinking that Suh playing is going to affect the outcome of the game…LOL.

    And by the way, Suh isn’t even the best player on defense Levy is.

    Don’t worry haters, the Packers will be just fine. They have Aaron Rodgers and you don’t. And oh, by the way, just how many tackles did Suh have in the game? How many sacks? Funny I hardly heard his name mentioned if at all. If Lions fans or Packer haters are hanging their hopes on Suh, well, good luck with that…LOL

  156. Stop being brainwashed by what the media says about a guy, and learn to look at things objectively.

    There was no way to determine intent on this, therefore the suspension was completely unwarranted.

    And for all the comments talking about how Suh has hurt so many players, not on a single one of the plays he’s been fined for has the other player been injured on. If someone his size and strength was really trying to injure opponents regularly, why doesn’t it ever happen?

    As a Lions fan that’s seen nearly every one of his games, his reputation is seriously 100x worse than what he actually does on a week to week basis. (as proven by 32 straight games without a single infraction that warranted a fine)

    If you listen to most of you talk, he’s out there trying to injure people on a week to week basis. It just isn’t true.

    But the media loves to create a narrative, and it’s been really easy to cast him as a bad guy ever since that stomp on Thanksgiving years ago. Look objectively at the course of his career and you’d see that was more of an isolated incident than anything else.

  157. The real travesty here is what the NFL has become. A league that caters to its “stars” and craps on everyone else. Matthew Stafford also had his leg stepped on in that game. But, since he is not Rogers, and there was no “Suh” doing the stepping, hardly anyone even knows it happens. It’s really a shame too, because Staffords “indecent” was much worse. It left him with a sock torn wide open and a calf needing stitches. But you won’t read (or hear) about that anywhere. Hmmmm….

  158. I don’t get all the venom post. This is about one millionaire stepping on another in the violent “game” of football….good grief. They both signed up and get paid to play this game. Suh is one of the most charitable players out there in the game of real life. Yet there are some players who have hurt real people and will be soon allowed to continue playing or in many cases have been allowed to continue playing in this league. I think if this result is really that upsetting to you… You really dont get it.

  159. Poor decision that will reaffirm Suh’s poor behavior, not force any change.

    I am well aware of when I step on my dog’s tail, and it is much smaller than a human leg. Plus, he has a very slow reaction for once he does realize he’s stepping on something (the field is usually FLAT). Add in the long length of time it takes for Suh to remove his foot and the only conclusion you can reach is it was intentional.

    Anything less than a suspension is poor judgment.

  160. Doesn’t matter. Lions still won’t be able to handle the ‘Boys at home. I’m glad of that and I hate Dallas.

  161. On every snap,offensive lineman are trying to hurt défensive lineman .why is everyone surprise when the dl wanted revenge in every way possible against the qb?

  162. shock horror, star players getting star treatment.

    though if this happened midseason it probably wouldn’t have been overturned. it’s the playoffs, need those ratings and $$$$$$$$$

    all the league cares about is $$$$$$$$$

  163. If you all can’t see the witch hunt, you’re either blind or stupid and I don’t think many of you are blind. Here’s some info for you sheep:

    How much did Ndamukong Suh’s reputation play into the league’s decision to suspend the Detroit Lions All-Pro defensive tackle? Plenty, according to former vice president of NFL officiating, and current Fox analyst, Mike Pereira.

    In a taped interview, Pereira stated, “Look, Suh stepped on Aaron Rodgers, but I firmly believe that if it wasn’t Suh and it was another no-name who didn’t have history, and it wasn’t Aaron Rodgers, it wouldn’t have led to any type of fine at all.”

    Pereira went on to say game official Walt Anderson communicated with the league that he witnessed the event as it transpired, and it real time, he didn’t see any intent by Suh.

  164. I wish Cottrell would have been the guy overseeing A.P.’s suspension appeal. He would have been reinstated already. The NFL is way too arbitrary in it’s punishment.

  165. Hey Gumpturn the excuses will flow regardless like they did last week when Rodgers and company took it to the lowly Lions. It was the refs, replay officials, matter of fact it was the whole NFL fixing the game. They took a page out of the viking posters playbook.

  166. A Suh suspension would have put the Lions in a huge disadvantage. That being said, what he did was intentional, with intent to injure. There is no other way you can spin it. He has always been a dirty player and it seems nothing has changed. Suh playing though, makes it a more competitive game, although I hate Dallas and always root for the team they are playing, I still see the Cowboys advancing to the 2nd round.

  167. This is ridiculous. It’s obvious by Suh’s reactions or lack there of he knew exactly what he was doing. So, if he “doesn’t warrant suspension” then why fine him $70K? Stupid ruling. Cottrell is an idiot.

    For those of you that support Suh’s actions, all the more power to you. This is not a “witch hunt” as some of you are stating. This is about a careless act of one player to another by a person that has done so many times over now. Any normal person’s reaction would have been to look behind him to see what he was stepping on. Any normal person’s reaction would to have turned around when Rodgers pushed him. Not Suh though. He knew exactly what he was doing and who he was doing it to. Plain and simple.

    If the guy would only let his playing do his talking he would be just fine. He’s a freaking beast and I like watching him play. Unfortunately, his clear actions is what disgusts me about him.

  168. “Suck it haters. Called it. Dallas vs Detroit is a prime time matchup and the NFL wants all to see the irresistable force vs the immovable object. Should be fun. Now Rogers can go suck his thumb in the corner and whine elsewhere.”

    LOL…Dallas by 17.

  169. Wait. So if he’s being fined, that means the mediator/arbitrator/whatever felt that it WAS intentional.

    That should be his ONLY job. Was it intentional or not? If so, punishment stands. If not, punishment is waived.

    This clown just CHANGED the punishment so that he could play in the game and not punish an entire team for one goon’s actions.

  170. The whole player safety ruse has once again been exposed. You’ve had years of hellacious hits by Darth Harrison and no suspensions, so this comes as no suprise. The high fine tells the story though. Possibly ending a player’s career or damaging his ability to play his game means little as long as the premium gome for THIS weekend goes on without a hitch. Just imagine the message you could send if Suh had to face his teammates and explain his actions after a suspension as opposed to this fleabite fine. Just sayin’.

  171. If the Lions had any kind of integrity they’d keep him off the field on their own but……

    Now that they’ve got Suh back I don’t want to hear any whining or crying out of you fans when the Cowboys beat them fairly.

  172. If Rodgers thought there was intent… then He should press charges… the law will decide if there was intent… If he really believes he was assulted thats still a crime…

  173. gustavejfrerotte says:
    Dec 31, 2014 12:20 PM
    “Suck it haters. Called it. Dallas vs Detroit is a prime time matchup and the NFL wants all to see the irresistable force vs the immovable object. Should be fun. Now Rogers can go suck his thumb in the corner and whine elsewhere.”

    LOL…Dallas by 17.

    ___________________________________

    It’s posts like this one which reminds us all how ignorant some so-called fans are.

  174. “It’s posts like this one which reminds us all how ignorant some so-called fans are.”

    Check back after the game. If Dallas doesn’t win by 17 I wont post for a month. If they don’t win by 13 I wont post for 6 months, if they don’t win period I wont post for a year.

  175. sorry gus…

    Suh has been crucified for over a week.

    Suh’s frustration has been building.

    Suh is ready to burst at the seams.

    Suh is going to take it out on the Cowgirls.

    gus is going to stop posting for a while…

  176. I did some trash-talk – in fun, of course – in advance of the game about Suh getting eaten up by the Dallas OL. While there is some satisfaction in watching a dirty player ultimately fail, I have to give him kudos for playing a strong game.

    Detroit in general played a much tougher game than I expected, and the defensive line was the most crucial part of that. For the most part, they beat up on the Dallas OL until they started getting tired and Dallas made a few adjustments. So a tip of the hat to a Detroit DL that had a good plan and executed it well.

    Still glad to see them lose, though. Game is 60 minutes, Lions, not 51.

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