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Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

Posted on: November 27, 2011 10:58 am
Edited on: November 28, 2011 11:18 am

Posted by Ryan Wilson

We probably won't know Ndamukong Suh's fate until Monday or Tuesday, but that doesn't mean it's still not one of the biggest stories of Week 12. Suh, one of the Lions' best players, was ejected from the Thanksgiving Day game against the Packers for stomping on Green Bay guard Evan Dietrich-Smith's arm.

On Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Suh is expected to be suspended for at least two games. 

Is Ndamukong Suh dirty?

After the his ejection Thursday, Suh offered up a lame excuse for his actions before apologizing a day later on his Facebook page.

Suh said he's now ready to move on from the incident.

"I want to reiterate my commitment to working to become a better player, and professional—on and off the field. My reaction on Thursday was unacceptable. I made a mistake, and have learned from it. I hope to direct the focus back to the task at hand — by winning," Suh wrote on Facebook.

But it's not enough to just say you're sorry and you're ready to get on with the rest of your life. In addition to how severely the NFL will punish him, there are also concerns in the Lions' locker room about Suh's antics. Specifically, some of his teammates are also tired of it. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora confirmed as much during Sunday's NFL GameDay Morning.

"The interesting thing, there are people in his own locker room that think [a suspension's] called for," La Canfora said.

Does a reported two-game punishment fit the crime? No idea. (Worth noting:'s Mike Freeman warns that, given NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's history of suspending players, we shouldn't expect a huge punishment for Suh.) But if it's to the point where Suh's teammates are fed up, then maybe a stiffer sanction will have a better chance of getting through to him, and in his words, help him "to become a better player, and professional—on and off the field."

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Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2011 3:20 pm

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

As he should when does he realize he cant do what he wants

Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 3:19 pm

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

OK Lions fan.  I won't defend Woodson's act, but punches in the NFL are common.  There's hardly a week goes by in the NFL where someone doesn't take a swing at someone else.  Stomping on a player on the ground is completely different.  Do you really believe that the GB line is 'below average and allowed to hold, grab and cheat'?  To suggest that the Packers line is treated differently than others, suggests that the officials all want the Packers to win.  That's stupid.  Perhaps you see the world that way because the Lions are falling apart this year, and you're sick of them being losers.  That's not the best state of mind to be in when you post a comment.

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 3:06 pm

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

A two game penalty is unacceptable!  If this crime was committed on the street, Suh would be sitting in jail (because he couldn't post bail due to his numerous fines for the many previous infractions.  Suh is a common criminal, and as such, should lose the rest of the season without pay, as a minimum.  In addition, he should be required to participate in anger management counseling for at least six months before being allowed to participate in ANY NFL or team activities.  Indeed "football is not a contact sport, it is a collision sport."  By definition, it is dangerous. We don't need to make it more dangerous by allowing these infractions. By not penalizing severely, the NFL is not only allowing, but encouraging these heinous crimes.

Since: Oct 15, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:48 pm

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

How does the NFL decide who gets suspended and for what reasons?  About a month ago the so called "great" Charles Woodson punches a guy in the groin and it is brushed over.  He has been completely overrated since becoming a Packer.  Lets not forget - the only other team that wanted him 4 yrs ago in free agency was Tampa Bay.  John Gruden knew him from Oakland and was going to make him a safety.  He knew he was done as a corner 5 yrs ago.  Woodson is dirty, is allowed to hold on virtually every play and now is this great corner again?!?  What a joke!  Why does he get the pass? The fact is - look into why Suh (and others) are frustrated.  Could it be because that below average OLine of GB is allowed to hold, grab and cheat?  Many players seem to eventually have enough and take things into their own hands when the officials won't call the game.  NFL has a way of making things turn out and get spun the way they want it to be.

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:42 pm

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

Pack Fan ... very well put.

Ray Lewis would rip his ass in to shape and quick.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:42 pm

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

On Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter  that Suh is expected to be suspended for at least two games. 

Who told Adam Schefter the suspension will be for at least 2 games?  If a writer is going to quote somebody else, then at least tell us where he got his information from.   Was it an anonymous league source?   Or was it some writer on another site that makes things up as he goes along?

Maybe he gets 2 games, and he probably deserves at least that many anyway.  But the NFL is usually very hush hush about things like this so I'd be very surprised if anybody in the NFL that knows anything for certain would speak to Schefter or anybody else in advance.

As for Suh, it is what it is.  He screwed up and he's going to pay.  Whether it's 1 or 2 or 3 games and whatever the fine is, he'll pay.

And no, he can't get suspended for the rest of the season because that would set a precedent the league would have to build off of and they have no intention of doing that.   You can't just have a "stomping" suspension.... if you're suspending players for 5 or 6 games it has to be for everybody who does anything that could be interpreted as "intent to injure".   James Harrison admitted that hurting people was fun... knocking people out and watching them "go to sleep" pumps him up.  Harrison made fun of the NFL publicly, goading them and inviting them to fine him saying he doesn't care about money.  Harrison has been fined for almost 3 times the amount of money so far that Suh has been fined.   Yet I believe Harrison hasn't been suspended for even one game yet....

Suh should get 1 or 2 games.. that's it.  And he will..... 

Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:37 pm

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

, you may be right, but you shouldn't spend so much time with comebacks and copying/pasting to bag on someone. I'm sure there is some witty cliched saying that applies to your behavior as well. Happy Holidays everyone! BTW, Suh lacks self control when crap hits the fan and emotions run high. Levy a lengthy suspension. That is all.

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:35 pm


Suh said,

My reaction on Thursday was unacceptable. I made a mistake, and have learned from it.
Gee, that whole speech didn't sound heavily coached ... just like all comments from pro athletes to the media.

"Mistake" is one of the most overused words in sports.

If I try to start my car with my house key, that's a mistake.

If I put my left shoe on my right foot, that's a mistake.

If I mean to buy 1% milk but grab a jug of 2% by mistake ... see where I'm going?

How about owning up to these repeated bad decisions and taking ownership for them ... instead of giving yourself too much credit and trying to be cutesie tootsie ... and calling them ... mistakes.

But the number 1 most over used and obviously over coached word by athletes to the media ... family.

"First I'm going to talk this over with my family", "Gonna make the best decision for my family", etc.

Family? F'n really?

You think NBA players are thinkin about their "Family" when they're tappin groupies after road games?

You think Vick was thinkin about his "Family" while he was torturing dogs?

You think Manny Ramirez (or insert name of hundreds of players) was thinkin about his "Family" when he was beating his wife?

I guess the word sounds nice and heart warming so they're just told to repeat as often as possible. Thanks for calling me a F'n moron.

Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:06 pm

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

hello moderator

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:52 pm

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

astromanic: how does the use of temerity apply to Suh and the Lions? I don't think it does.
According to Webster's dictionary the meaning of temerity is, 1: unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger or opposition :Rashness, recklessness 2: a rash or reckless act.

Definition 1 definitely does not apply. And two his act was not rash or reckless it was foolish, downright stupid. You use the word to sound intelligent and in fact it proves your _________ (fill in the blank) You can figure out what I meant. The word temerity has no application to the NFL and defense in particular, neither does Suh. He is a thug plain and simple. He has time to mend his image but as he stands now there is no room in the NFL for such a fool but since he is such a monster physical specimen he will get many chances to get it right and I hope he does. You on the other hand should remember this. Better that someone thinks you are a fool than to open your mouth and prove it. Oh, and get yourself a good dictionary so that you actually know the meaning of the words you use.

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