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Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Posted on: August 17, 2011 1:21 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

For his helmet-popping hit on Bengals QB Andy Dalton in the Lions first preseason game, Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has been fined $20,000. We think.

There’s been no official confirmation by the NFL, but judging by Suh’s Twitter update, it seems to be so.

Quoth the Suh: $20,000REALLY???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #NFL #BIGFAIL"

Though the hit didn’t appear dirty, the league will almost always come down on the side of protecting the quarterbacks, and since Suh has built a nice little history of playing not-nice with the league’s QBs, the fine isn’t a surprise. Maybe he hasn’t crossed a line yet, but he’s getting ever so much closer.

And his wallet is getting lighter.

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Comments

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

If it helps him become even more feared by opposing QB's I am all for the violent hits.  If it leads to him sitting out or missing games he needs to tone it down.  To me it's worth it until he develops a reputation with the league as a dirty player and starts getting unneccessary 15 yard penalties.  Until then, his ferocity will only lead to opposing QB's developing anxiety and loss of focus in the pocket, ala happy feet, which is a good thing for Detroit Lions football.  Thrash and bash away Suh.  $20,000 is a drop in the bucket for him.



Since: Jun 9, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Seriously Lions' fans, with all Staffords' injuries you guys would be so pissed if that hit was on him... 



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 2:34 pm
 

@TerraOrca

Did you just call Suh a Thug?? Wow. You probably dont know anything about Suh or Football in General. Suh is a class act player, and the NFL is becoming WUSSIFIED!



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Suh deserved to be fined for that hit.  

He knew that Dalton had released the ball, then hit him neck high, then drove him to the ground.

For all of you people who say that Goodell is tyring to legislate physical play out of the NFL, you're wrong.  He's trying to stop malicious hits that can injure players.

Not the first time Suh has done this either. 



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Vick even.



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And for those calling him a thug, You sure wouldnt mind him on your crappy teams now would you?
 Thugs are people like Mike Vike. Wake the H up.



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Roger Goodell is trying to take a series of small steps to change the league from a violent sport into a Vegas show.  He was sure that he could be a quarterback if it weren't for the violence and running and throwing a football.  He will remove all of those things from the game until he can be the superstar.  Showing at the Vegas casino this Thursday the "NFL Superstar."  An 85 year old Godell will throw midgets around the stage while breaking into a song and a dance for your entertainment.  He is obviously a megalomaniac.




Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Graet job, NFL.  The Lions have been the league's whipping boy for so long, that it upsets the natural order when they do the whipping.  So, it's obvious that whenever Suh knocks anybody down, he will get fined for it.  Meanwhile, they are building Suh's reputation for him.  Maybe, for the first time since the 1960's, opposing offenses will be afraid to play the Lions again.  
 
That would be very upsetting to the natural order. 



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

The guy is a thug, always has been. He and James Harrison don't get it, this isn't your father's NFL. This is the new improved (driven by insurance premiums) NFL. Just because the guy drives around, at least in commercials, in a Mafia car (Chrysler 300), he thinks he is above the law.
He is an awesome talent and needs to get onboard the Goodell Train or pay a lot of $$$$$$$$$ for "rough" hits.
The Lions look like a much improved team in 2011, but then again the first preseason game was only against the Bengals.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Agian, he was drafted last year, not this year. He can afford it...move along.


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