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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: CBSSports.com'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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Comments

Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

PACK - well said, i like the Lion story this season just like the early ils story and it is terrible that this taints it. the bad boys angle etc is the media blowing it up for a story. Listen to what the other players and coaches are saying. To quote John Madden "this has been missing from football for some time and i personally like the passion and on edge play of this young team". That doesnt condon dirty play and unfortunately Suh will learn that.

CUEBALL- same Sh&t different day and player! why do you seem to always be in the middle and when your weak agruements are proved inaccurate or false you become a tough guy. just post your thoughts and P%S off!



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:21 pm
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

The young man needs a mentor...  and FAST.  I mean really, he is incredibly talented and what a shame to see him go the way of Albert Hayneworth or TO--  players with awesome talent, but no one wants them because they are so obnoxious and self-absorbed.  I don't buy the arguments that it's his ferocity and intensity that make him so good at his position...  He can be an intense player without being dirty...  plenty in the NFL are intense and focused on winning, but they don't go around stomping on people.  Even as a Packer fan, I say a big fine, one or two game suspension and find him someone who can help this "boy" grow into an admirable, honest man with something positive to add to the NFL and to those around him.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:04 pm
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

Trust me bro, I'd block you if there was a way! These boards are for people to bring good points and have some good positive input! Neither of wich you have. So unfortunately for you, it is you that needs to find a hobby so you don't have to keep coming to the Lions boards and making yourself look stupid! Figure it out dude!


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:56 pm
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Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:51 pm
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

2 game is acceptable, but 3 would send a real message to this fool.

BTW, most CBSSPORTS.com readers think Mike Freeman is a complete idiot.  Not sure why they are referencing his horrible article here.

I think the league needs to have a talk with Jim Schwartz too.  Seems like he's a bit of a loose cannon too.  I know he's trying to change the losing culture of those loser Lions, but I think he's shown a lack of, call it institutional control" over his team.  It is interesting that he was the defensive coordinator when Albert Hanesworth stomped that guy's head.  Coincidence, maybe, but who knows.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

I love the Lions but Suh needs to be made an example out of.  I say suspend him for the rest of the season.  What Suh did was bad for the game, his team and well as himself.  He is already on notice.  Whether it is later this season or years to come, they are going to be watching him like a hawk.  He now has a reputation that is going to be hard to shake and rebuild.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

HA HA goofball, your a funny guy! And tell you funny how...like a clown...you amuse me! And you must not eat much for Thanksgiving if betting on the Lions is paying for it. Not much return there ;)



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

With all due respect to the passionate pleas to the commisioner to string up Suh by his pubes, play on the line of an NFL game is not for the weak. Lineplay is punctuated by taking physical play to the very edge of the rules on every play. Not condoning anyone's reaction, but there is no sane person on earth that didn't see why Suh got so furious. No stiches were needed, no one was injured and there is absolutely no reason for Goodell to go overboard with the punishment. I'm not a Lions fan, but the Lions new-found temerity is great for the NFL, and much of that temerity is bourn from Suh.

When the Lions play the Packers again, a new benchmark has been set. Whatever unseen, unheard games that take place on the line will be amplified, the Packers will most certainly try to get his goat again. Due to the lopsided final score, most everyone forgot how the Lions offense early on generated a lot of yards and first downs, only to stumble on their own stupid penalties. With the defense playing effective, the offense's ineptness had to be fueling the defense's frustration. Suh's relentlessness and hatred of losing is certainly something I want to see on the teams I cheer for, I think it's pathetic to see everyone yucking it up with the opponents after they got their butts handed to them.


IMO, punish him money and a game (2 maximum) on top of the half he already missed and let him play. If it happens again and no injuries occur, repaet the procedure. He'll eventually figure out he is more valuable on the field and his team will win more with him there. As for the opposition, be prepared for an insanely furious Suh when he returns. That is a game I definitely don't want to miss.  



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

I agree




Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Report: Ndamukong Suh to be suspended 2 games

Why didn't Freeman report this?  Maybe cause his article about Suh's suspension 2 days ago was inaccurate?


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