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Two games not enough for Suh

Posted on: November 29, 2011 11:05 am
Edited on: November 29, 2011 11:11 am
 
Ndamukong Suh got off easy. He deserved more than a two-game suspension.

Yeah, I know, he expressed remorse after the incident ... but it took him a day after the event to make the apology.

In the meantime, he not only committed an act so dirty that it got him tossed from the game; he defended himself, saying he was trying to regain his balance ... when the evidence showed he wasn't.

Suh's action was bad; his explanation was worse. In fact, it was only after he was condemned by everyone out there, including his own club, that Suh changed his story.

So he called commissioner Roger Goodell to apologize. Big deal. He also met with him this season to tell him he wasn't a dirty player, saying afterward that he had a better understanding of the rules. Then he goes out and steps on the arm of a Green Bay lineman ... on national TV, no less ... gets ejected ... and tells reporters at a post-game news conference that he did nothing wrong.

"I don't do bad things," he said then. "I have no intentions to hurt someone."

Huh?

If I'm Goodell, I don't care what he has to say anymore. The guy has no credibility. Clearly, he doesn't understand that what he does ... or how he plays ... is not what the NFL has in mind. It fines him. It warns him. And it does no good.

So now it suspends him, only it could have taken a much stronger stance. When Albert Haynesworth stepped on Andre Gurode's face in 2006 he was suspended five games. Haynesworth's action was heinous, and it inflicted a gash so serious that took 30 stitches to close. A substantial penalty was necessary, and a substantial penalty was imposed.

But Haynesworth had no history like Suh. Yes, his action was reprehensible and more injurious, but Suh has a pattern of dirty play that has gone on too long. He told the commissioner he understood the rules, then went out and demonstrated that, no, as a matter of fact, he does not.

Apparently, nothing Goodell said at their meeting resonated with the guy. So sit him down and make him think about what can. I'm not sure that anything gets Suh's attention, but sitting him down for more than two games might have.












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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:34 pm
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Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

racist



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

He did something that was absoutely stupid and in my mind inexcusable, but its not for me to judge and levy punishment. There is a group of people paid to do just that and apparently they feel that two games was enough.  I'm not defending Suh but its obvious he plays with tons of emotion. He needs to get it figured out before someone is seriously hurt. As a side note I don't see the point in making this a political discussion as it is completely unrelated. just my two cents.


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Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:04 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

You're obviously a fire truck, ambulance chasing dude!!!!!!:)



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh


Might as well let it go...Bears fans are whiners



Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

So, it's your contention that unless someone is seriously injured or on life support, it's OK to play 'dirty'....WOW, what a stupid conclusion.



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Thanks, Clark.  I agree entirely.  My question is:  who told Suh he needed to apologize?  It is one thing to do something that callous and another to not know you did it.  I believe Suh has some deeper problems than anger or at least that anger management may not reach the roots of his hostility.  Suh has some character flaws and personality disorders.  He needs hospitalization or a long vacation from pro football.  He should keep his mouth shut and get some help.  Two games?  What was Goodell thinking?



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:19 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Suh got into the wrong line of work.  If he were a cop he would get promoted for this sort of thing, especially in regards to brutalizing citizens.  They even give you tax-payer funded riot gear and a Vader helmet to protect your anonymity.  Suh could literally shoot veterans in the face with stun grenades, pepper spray peaceful citizens with an eerie thoroughness, or pepper spray 83 year-old women at will.  Instead of getting fined, he would get applauded by extremist right-wing elements and Neo-muslimes that hate the Constitution.


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Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:46 am
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brian8ball
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