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Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Posted on: November 25, 2011 9:06 pm
Edited on: November 26, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh has apologized for his turkey day stupidity. It's a good start. Though he needs to apologize to the man who's body he attacked like it was a wing minus the stuffing.

But there is something bigger than his apology. It is this: if you expect a lengthy, hard punishment for Suh, you might be disappointed. I could be wrong but numerous signs point to Suh getting no more than a fine and one-game suspension.

Here's why. Aside from the notorious Albert Haynesworth head stomp, there hasn't been more than a one-game suspension for on-field violations in the Roger Goodell years, and Suh was tossed for the second half of the game, so that should tell you something.

Again: Goodell has not issued lengthy suspensions for on-field infractions. It just has not been his way. That could change with this but it seems unlikely.

During the Goodell administration, there have been the following suspensions for on-field violations:

2006:
Haynesworth – five games.

2007:
Roy Williams--one game (after third illegal horse collar tackle of season).


2008:
Elbert Mack--one game (launched helmet-to-helmet against Matt Ryan on interception; second flagrant hit in three games). And Eric Smith, one game suspension plus a $50,000 fine (flagrant helmet-to-helmet hit on Anquan Boldin).


2009:
Dante Wesley--one game (launch and hit Tampa’s Clifton Smith in head with shoulder and forearm before he had touched ball).

In 2010, there were no suspensions.

So, see the pattern there? Goodell seems to draw a distinction between off-field bad behavior and on it. Again, he could change course, but it seems like Suh will miss a maximum of one game.

Category: NFL
Tags: Lions
 
Comments

Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:06 am
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

What Suh did is not even in the same category as the incidents listed in this article. There was no helmet to helmet, no horse collar, there was foot to bicep. Please stop the hysteria.
And if someone from the opposing team mashed Mathew Stafford's head into the ground 3 times, then kicked him in the arm, you would be saying the same thing, right? Give me a break and stop being a homer on this.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2011 10:53 am
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

If he gets suspended it is another example of the pussification of the NFL.  Come on boys this is a man's game!  Fine him and move on.



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 10:20 am
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Now we all know he's a hot headed dirty player and,A bold face liar.Another thug in the nfl.Embarassed



Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:39 am
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

What Suh did is not even in the same category as the incidents listed in this article. There was no helmet to helmet, no horse collar, there was foot to bicep. Please stop the hysteria. Schwartz should bench Suh just like he did Cherilus earlier in the year for an idiotic detrimental penalty, but if the league suspens Suh at all this is not "getting off easy", this is an escalation of the League's disciplinary standards and we can all expect to see more and more suspensions in the future.



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:34 am
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Doesn't everyone realize that the NFL is the best paying halfway house on the planet? Where else can you commit felonies, serve prison time and, once released from prison, be offered a long term multi-million dollar contract? Punishment for players is a joke and Goodell falls right into the same groove! I love the game but not the league's policies! The sad part about football these days is that coaches, all the way down to pee-wee leagues, are teaching the methods that keep getting Suh and others into trouble.....so who's really to blame?



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:03 am
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Luckily Suh was not wearing orange shoes.  I am a Packer fan so I want Suh back in the line up when we play them in Green Bay.  I want the world to see we can beat them with or without Suh.  Make him sit a game and fine him $100,000.  I think the big story is the inconsistency of Goodell world.  Get those cell phone calling, orange shoes guys.  Maybe Goodell suffers from a concussion and he cannot remember who he fined, the amounts, reasons?  I think he should donate his brain to science but they may discover he does not have one.

And Mr. Suh, there will be 53 Green Bay Packers waiting to meet you in person.  We hope to make your trip to Green Bay memorable.  You can go home and tell your mother about it.   Go Pack!



Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 8:35 am
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

It is good to see you live vicariously through LSU players.  The point of it is rules are in place to keep order during a game.  If you let Suh get away with this and only a little hurt then it gets progressively worse as he is clearly delusional in what his perception of correct and fair sportsmanship is.  Playing at the highest level doesn’t excuse you from common sense and order.  Even the Romans respected their opponent and if one did get outside the rules they were dealt with swiftly and soundly but I don’t expect you to understand that judging your response to the article.




Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:40 am
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

They are not clowns they are football players playing at the highest level in the game what's next no punching in the face in a boxing match. The video clearly showed one guy reminding another guy who's who in that match up. When clay Matthews or ray Lewis crush the shit out of guy do people say oh he shouldn't have hit him that hard the poor highly paid ball carrier may get a boo boo wah wah man up people



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:19 am
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

We need more guys like suh have people forgot we are watching tackle football also known as get that mo fo with the ball and crush him. Ha ha



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:13 am
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Oh and by the way some so called clean hits in the NFL are career ending. Those hits are like automobile accidents but that's ok so what's next a fine for shoving. I think an illegal block in the back is worse the player doesn't even know he's going to get wacked. Like I said before pads and helmets in a very physical game stop the Waugh wahhh crying these are big boys not schoolyard children


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