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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:

Haynesworth – five games.

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

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).

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

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:11 pm

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Suh is an idiot, his explanation was garbage and if he doesnt get suspended for multiple games its all a joke. Who is gonna get seriously hurt before this kinda crap ends? If that was Rogers laying there he would get suspended, but those standards should apply for all players, this guy is outta control and before someone gets paralyzed it needs to be addressed, fining a millionaire isnt enough!

Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:04 pm

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Lone Star, I agree players need to remain tough but that is while the game is in play, not after the whistle has been blown. Not only did Suh stomp on the other guys arm, he also slammed his head into the turf at least three times. This type of 'anger management' requires at least a 2 game suspension and a fine!

Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:00 pm

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

This guy needs to be hit with a huge fine and some game suspensions without pay, period! You don't do that crap and that's putting it mildly! The guy has talent and shouldn't need to resort to this type of ignorance. Not only did he hurt his team in a big game against the Green Bay Packers by getting tossed, but if he's suspended it will have an impact on their defense. The Lions are in the thick of things in the NFC Wildcard race with a 7-4 record and this could really hurt them if he gets the punishment he deserves!   

Since: Nov 19, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 12:51 pm

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Lone Star Baller, you are an idiot.  This is not what football is all about.  It is about an idiot trying hurt someone,out of his inability to control himself.  So he gets held, it happens all the time in football.  LIVE WITH IT SUH! Don't stomp on somebody after the play, beat them during the play, use your massive physical skills if you are such an elite player. 

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 12:41 pm

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

He should be suspended for the rest of the season

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 12:38 pm

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

When you say someone needs to play like Jack Tatum, you look really foolish.

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 12:36 pm

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

The one-game suspensions were for overly aggressive play that the league has been trying to tone down.  The five-game was for an illegal stomp that had nothing to do with playing the game.

That's the pattern I see.  I think Suh gets two games, minimum.  Because this is something the NFL and Goodell will not tolerate.  Why Freeman can't see that is beyond me.

Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 12:27 pm

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Whose inner thigh did he tear apart? Is this about the Packer game, and the arm stomp? meaing this writer is retarded. Or has Suh struck again, making him obviously retarded.

Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 12:20 pm

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

For all you idiots defending Suh, or crying that football isn't for the meek, blah, blah, blah, well, there is a simple yet succinct way to determine what requires long suspensions and what does not.

"Between the lines, between the whistles". Suh was definitely not between the whistles. He needs to be suspended for a long time.


Since: May 1, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 12:12 pm

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

The problem is he's 'roided up out of his mind. Remember Roger Clemens throwing baseball bats at people. Same type of behavior. Roid rage is real and Suh's got it. Forget suspensions, the NFL needs a real drug policy with real punishments like there are in cycling, swimming, or other Olympic sports. 

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