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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: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:04 am
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

The NFL does not care about protecting QBs. All they want is the money. You know that monies from fines, etc. goes back into the NFLs pocket. The "so called" leaders of the NFL are a big joke.....Goodell included. There was nothing dirty about it, but if I were Suh, I would retaliate. NFL.....get over it.

Doesn't care about protecting QBs?  Are you serious???

Quarterbacks make this league, dude.  Teams don't win the Super Bowl without having a great one.  Yes, the NFL wants money....but it makes far more when its star players are on the field making plays (not injured) than it does by levying a fine here and there.

You and others here may not be a big fan of the league protecting its own, but believe me, you don't want to watch games where a dozen of a team's star players are injured, watching from the bench.



Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 3:43 am
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

in no way should this be fined. It was a rough hit of course, but not once does Suh actually touch Dalton's head. 20,000 is far to excessive of a fine, considering one should not have even been implemented at all! The NFL needs to back off some of these fines and let the penalty yards in the game suffice as punishment. 



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 3:16 am
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

People bitch about Randy Moss or T.O. taking off for a play and they are labeled as quitters.

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 T.O has never been labeled as a quitter or taking plays off. Anyone who played with him said nobody works harder than him working out and in practice. He has had his problems in San fran and Philly but Philly was way overblown and just as much McNabbs fault. He got a lot of blame for things going wrong places, especially Dallas because blaming T.O was the easy way out. He may have done alot wrong but his heart and work ethic have never been questioned. Moss on the other hand was one of the laziest players ever to play and if he had half of T.O"s heart, who knows how much better he could have been. He has med the game weak though , I will give you that. Goodell is awful for the NFL.



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 2:52 am
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

The players who are getting fined should sue the NFL to get back their money. The NFL is ROBBING these players, because there is NO WAY IN HELL to define what is and isn't a fineable offense. KILL THE NFL!!!




Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 2:45 am
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

The NFL is just gay. Goodell needs to step down, because he is just ruining the game and turning it into something else entirely. The powers that be in the NFL have no clue what American football is. The NFL just needs to hurry up and crash and burn, so another brand of football can take it's place. Just put the flags on right now, because that is where this is heading.




Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:47 am
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

I love Suh, and the way he plays...He did deserve a penalty on the play...I am not saying the fine is correct....When the play happened, real time, the announcers were shocked and so was I....It was excessive.  These guys are too big and too fast and too strong to just let them go at it with reckless abandon...Look at Dave Duerson, Mike Webster and others with to many head injuries....Not good.  The QB's are defenseless on most plays.  Take them down with a tackle...Not a throw down. 



Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:13 am
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Just a sign of the times.... Lets eliminate hard hits on WR's even though it is a core part of the game. Lets eliminate kickoffs (because it is to dangerous)...... lets fine anybody who even attempts to be a tough player...... Harrison,Suh
Just political correct BS....



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:12 am
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Seriously......come on. I have seen senior citizens hit harder than that. The NFL does not care about protecting QBs. All they want is the money. You know that monies from fines, etc. goes back into the NFLs pocket. Next time, I want to see Suh give a guy a concussion. The "so called" leaders of the NFL are a big joke.....Goodell included. There was nothing dirty about it, but if I were Suh, I would retaliate. NFL.....get over it.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:12 am
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

People bitch about Randy Moss or T.O. taking off for a play and they are labeled as quitters. Suh hit plays hard and he's damn near labeled dirty. Come on Goodell cant you see you have pussified the game? Why dont you listen to the fans and stop fining for stupidity?



Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 11:56 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

righton.


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