Blog Entry

NFL won't act on Suh immediately

Posted on: November 24, 2011 6:11 pm
 
Don't expect the NFL to act on the reprehensible foot stomp by Ndamukong Suh this week.

An NFL spokesman told me that plays from Week 12 to be reviewed for potential discipline will be done so under the league's normal guidelines after the completion of all games. Repeat: all games.

So no decision until, at the earliest, Tuesday and likely after that.

Based on information from several league sources few would be surprised if Suh was suspended for at least several games and possibly the remainder of the season. The NFL is understandably angry. The dirty cheap shot happened during one of the league's most visible days.



Category: NFL
Tags: Lions
 
Comments
brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 12:03 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 12:00 pm
 

NFL won't act on Suh immediately

Yes you are right but back then it was 1st of all allowed,and 2nd of all it was much harder to really see with not much T.V
 coverage.I grew up in the 70's and I saw player like Tatum and Mean Joe Greene and others play,and like I said it was
a different  era. 

I find it funny that when I said Verlander was no where near as good as Guidry or Gooden,and someone else said 
Koufax and Gibson you were the one to say it was a different ERA,and now you compare what Suh did to a different 
ERA.Dude you cann not have it both ways.
I think the point the poster was trying to make wasn't that the two players are comparible in any way.  In fact -- Butkus and Suh play completely different positions.

I think what he was trying to say by bringing up Butkus is -- alot of the fans screaming for Suh's head (Chicago fans) and calling him the dirtiest player in the NFL, in fact, glorified one of the dirtiest players in the history of the NFL, by retiring his number.  While I agree the rules have changed now and what Butkus did was within the rules of the game (to an extent) at the time -- it doesn't change the fact when Butkus was wearing a Bears uniform he was a fan favorite for those type of hits.

It DOES NOT justify anything Suh has done -- He still needs to grow up and knock off the dumb shit he continues to do.  Fact is -- the plays have absolutely no bearing on the game and they are nothing but malicious acts.  This last one is just the icing on the cake and he will deserve everything he gets.   


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 11:15 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 11:10 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 11:06 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 10:25 am
 

NFL won't act on Suh immediately

A one game suspension would be laughable.  Somewhere between 3 games and the rest of the season seems appropriate ...with a six figure fine.
Seeing as how Haynesworth tore the guy's helmet off and then stomped on the guys head causing a gash that took over 30 stitches to close up -- I HIGHLY doubt Suh is going to get anything close to what Haynesworth did for stepping on a guy's arm.

As a disclaimer -- I'm going to repeat -- Suh SHOULD get suspended and fined.  Those calling out for a suspension that is for the rest of the season though is crazy talk.

Go back and look at Haynesworth's play and tell me if you think what Suh did is even in the realm of the same thing.  As far as being ignorant, immature and uncalled for -- I absolutely agree.  As far as the viciousness and the subsequent result -- not even close. 



Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 10:04 am
 

NFL won't act on Suh immediately

A one game suspension would be laughable.  Somewhere between 3 games and the rest of the season seems appropriate ...with a six figure fine.




Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:50 am
 

NFL won't act on Suh immediately

 

And this is the most ridiculous part,players have cleats on their shoes and for sure if a 300 lbs man stomps on your arem it can cause injury.Who cares if it can end a career,it was a cowardly thing to do.And I think being a repeat offender has nothing to do with it,the act of slamming a players head into the turf 3 times then trying
to cleat him would get anyone suspended 

I'm not saying it wasn't cowardly -- I already said it was.  I already said it was bullshit and he deserves a monster fine and to be suspended.  The entire act is being overblown though -- the slamming a players head into the turf is an overstatement -- if you watch a game -- you will see players doing the exact same thing getting off piles -- the part I have a problem with is the kick.  even though I stand by my statement that the type of kick he used wasn't going to cause any kind of injury -- it still deserves to be suspended and the NFL needs to make an example out of him or we are going to see more of the same in the future.





Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:44 am
 

NFL won't act on Suh immediately

Mike ,
Are you sure this is not REDWINGS using your acct.You are usually right with your comments but everything
you said here is wrong.Fairley clearly could have stopped when he heard the whistle instead he continued to
drill Cutler into the ground whan the BALL was out of his hand and the whistle blew.Thus a penalty and a fine.
brian,

there was NO WHISTLE -- the refs don't blow the whistle as soon as the ball leaves his hands.  that is why i have continued to say -- the whistle has absolutely nothing to do with the flag or fine.  it is the reason i called the guy out who said fairley hit cutler 3 seconds after the whistle, as it isn't true.

was it a late hit -- yes!!!  was it right that he was fined by the nfl -- yes!!!  i said all along -- fairley hit was the worst one in the bears/lions game.  when bears fans were bitching about stafford throwing a DB to the ground, i was the one saying what fairley did was much worse as he drove cutler to the ground and rode the crown of his helmet under cutler's chin.

fact is though -- had nothing to do with a whistle.  the fine was for driving him to the ground and riding the crown of his helmet up, which is a cheap shot.  sad part is -- i EXPECT that stupidity from Fairley -- he did it all thru college.  i have no clue what happened to Suh though??! 



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:35 am
 

NFL won't act on Suh immediately

 

This is part of the problem Goodell should have definitly fined Schwartz for what he did.See that gave the 
Lions more power to think they are above the Law.Just like Suh the moron thought I know what I will do
I will meet with the COMISS and then people will think I am trying to change and they will leave me alone.
Until you went on National T.V being the only game for people to watch and do what you did,and as STEVEN A. SMITH said came up with that ASSININE excuse.

I think saying the Lions think they are "above the law" is way over the top.  Has nothing to do with that.  Schwartz and Harbaugh weren't fined as they both issued an apology and said they were wrong.  As far as meeting with the commish -- I think that was more due to the fine he received on the Cutler shove than the other two plays.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why he was fined on those plays -- I also think he was sincere in his thoughts for the meeting with goodell, but I just don't think he has the self control to stop himself from reacting.  I've already said -- I hope they smack him with a monster fine and a suspension.  I've already said I don't care how long the suspension is either.  Unfortunately, with the way goodell has shown throughout the years -- if they suspend him -- it'll be for one game.

I agree about the assinine excuse -- even lions fans were fed up with the guy after listening to him after the game, myself included.  he needs to own up to his stupidity and take his punishment like a man.  when his ignorance is costing the team points and games, i'm done defending the guy.  he needs to learn some self discipline. 


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com