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Report: Ndamukong Suh called Goodell to apologize

Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:03 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Ndamukong Suh's been subject to plenty of judgment following his ejection-worthy actions against Green Bay in Detroit's Thanksgiving day loss.

The defensive lineman initially said he wouldn't apologize for stomping at Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith, but reversed course by posting an apology on his Facebook page. And Suh also reportedly called Roger Goodell to apologize for his actions on Sunday night.

That's according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, who reported the details of Suh's phone call on Monday evening.

Of course, Suh's apologies might not matter -- it's believed that the Lions defensive tackle could receive as much as a two-game suspension, and it seems likely that Suh only apologized to mitigate the danger of a multiple-game suspension.

That's because Suh, immediately following the Lions loss, wasn't exactly contrite about his actions.

"I was on top of a guy being pulled down," Suh said, according to's Pete Prisco. "I was trying to get up off the ground. You see me pushing his helmet down because I was trying to remove myself from the situation. As I'm getting up, I'm getting pushed, so I'm getting myself in balance and getting away from the situation. I know what I did and the man upstairs knows what I did."

The visual evidence offered a story quite to the contrary, and it's no surprise that Suh was ejected. On the bright side, it's also possible, as CBS Sports' Charley Casserly pointed out Sunday, that Suh's punishment will be shortened because he missed part of that game against the Packers.

Either way, there's likely to be a heated debate about Suh's punishment if the league delivers the news on Tuesday, as expected.

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Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:37 am

Report: Ndamukong Suh called Goodell to apologize

Personally I think one of the suspensions should be the game against the Packers. If he committed such an act against them then he should pay the penalty during the next GB game.  He is only doing damage control with his actions right now.  He doesn't care about what he did. Although, I do wonder sometimes how the League would now react to guys like Conrad Dobler, Mean Joe Green, Alex Karras and many others with the rules as they are compared to then.  LOL

Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 4:57 am

Report: Ndamukong Suh called Goodell to apologize

Suh is a born liar.  DDriver80 is right...Suh has apologized to everyone except Dietrich-Smith.  What a loser Suh is.  He should be expelled from the team and the NFL.  There's no place in the game for someone like him!

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 4:00 am

Report: Ndamukong Suh called Goodell to apologize

Doesn't matter, he already made his "public apology" and it's a giant lie and he won't man up and admit it.  On the outside he's a beast, but on the inside he's a pansy.

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 2:19 am

Report: Ndamukong Suh called Goodell to apologize

So... Suh has apologized to everyone but Dietrich-Smith.  What a tool.

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