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Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Posted on: November 24, 2011 4:56 pm
Edited on: November 24, 2011 6:45 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson



This year, the Green Bay Packers should be thankful for Lions' defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's fiery nature. Suh's decision to stomp Green Bay offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith's arm in the Packers 27-15 victory over the Lions got him booted

My colleague Ryan Wilson pointed out that Suh's likely to get suspended and that's a very probable scenario. But we won't know anything from the NFL this week, as the league's going to wait until Monday to levy any punishment on Suh.

CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman reports that Suh won't be punished until "all games" have been played, meaning Suh won't know about his (likely?) fine and (probable?) suspension until Tuesday at the earliest.

An apology from Suh between now and then would go a long way towards mitigating any punishment from the league. However, Suh said he will not apologize for the incident on Thanksgiving and, as noted by our Lions Rapid Reporter John Kreger, that he believes the ejection was unwarranted.

"I was on top of a guy being pulled down and trying to get up off the ground, which is why you see me pushing his helmet down," Suh said, via Kreger. "As I'm getting up, I'm getting pushed so I'm getting myself unbalanced. ... With that a lot of people are going to interpret it as or create their own storylines, ... but I know what I did, and the man upstairs knows what I did."

Having watched the clip a few times with the family, even my 11-year-old cousin thought it was obvious that Suh didn't glean much from the meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York, as his decision to launch a cleat towards Dietrich-Smith's arm was pretty intentional. (Although in fairness he also knew what the last rejected BRI proposal in the NBA lockout was.)

And Suh can preach all he wants that the incident was accidental, but the picture above -- featuring a Packer trying to hold him back, a Packer telling him to stop, and Suh still going for the stomp -- is pretty incriminating.


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Comments

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Monday

It's a crying shame, a man with this much talent has a brain the size of a pea. He definetly gets paid from the neck down. In response to his latest misdeed I don't think a fine would be justified. Players at his pay level don't learn much from a slap on the wrist fine. The league needs to suspend him, so that his actions will directly affect the team. A couple of games away from the team might wake him and coach Swartz  up, to the point that they realize that this kind of behavior won't be tolerated in the NFL. Being a tuff guy is one thing, being a punk is not. Get your act together, there is no room in the NFL for your style of play.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

DGmass, I know you're retarded so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt but there is a difference between dirty and playing hard.  Yes, he stepped on the guy.  That was inappropriated, uncalled for, and he will be suspended.  Asking to kick him out of the league is where your retardedness shines.  If every "dirty" player was kicked out, people like you and your family would be in NFL.  The viewer rating would be 0 because no one wants to watch women playing football unless they are in lingerie.  And even that league is boring.  Take pills to help with your mental instability bruh. 



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Like they say, your wife smells from the head down.  Especially in a certain area..



Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Football is a man's game and he is no man. He knows what he did, and his comments show what he is; kick him out until grows into a real man!



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: November 24, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

No justifying that...



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

A real class act! Kind of a reflection of what the organization is becoming. Hasn't their coach been involved in some classless situations too? Like they say, a fish stinks from the head down.



Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: November 24, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Tuesday

Time to nip this in the bud. The Lions should sit him ON THEIR OWN for the rest of the season. Maybe, just MAYBE then he will get it. Great talent....super player, but he is not above the league or the rules. What a coward of a human being to offer such a lame excuse for what happened. Then to say he won't apologize????


A boy named Suh......or at least, he is acting like a child right now.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Monday

Suh, learn to play with class please. You are a very talented player, you don't need to be a dirty player.Obviously the talk he had with the Commish didn't do any good. He still don't seem to understand the rules. He is a dirty player and I bet his fans thinks so too. Some of the fouls he commits are intend to injured fellow players and obviously, on purpose. I see suspension coming up and the Lion's coaches and his teammates need to sit this man down and tell him that his actions and antics is actually hurting his own team.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Monday

Someone please kick this dirty fkn scumbag out of the league before he paralyzes someone.  dirtiest player in NFL history



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Suh won't apologize, no punishment until Monday

Not only did Suh stomp on the man, but he clearly did it deliberately.

So he's either lying when he says he didn't do it, and lying to God, which is pretty stupid, ifyou're someone who believes in God which he apparenlty does.

But if he truly believes that the video evidence won't show what he did, and that he can actually get away with his lie, he's too stupid to be on a football team. Send him off to McDonalds where he'll be five years after he retires, anyway.


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