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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."


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.

Category: NFL

Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:49 pm

Two games not enough for Suh

So you think players are wearing metal cleats on artificial turf?  Cleats worn by any player on turf would hardly be classified as a "weapon".

Bad descision by Suh, but 2 game suspension is way overboard.  My point is that in every NFL game there are unsporting physical acts.  Period.

Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:43 pm

Two games not enough for Suh

Considering he was voted the dirtiest player in the NFL by the other NFL players I don't think it is the media that made him a villan. I believe his actions so far in his young career have made him one. Nice try blaming the media though.

Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:29 pm

Two games not enough for Suh

Love how the media has made Suh into such a villain. Other than deliver a couple of nasty hits to quarterbacks what has Suh done that is so terrible in the past? Suh is actually being grouped together with child molesters and the crime of attempted murder by one poster on this website. Hope he wins his appeal. But I guess the wizard of oz will uphold his own ruling so not much chance of that happening.

Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:14 pm

Did he ever apologize...?

...because, it was not Goodell that he stomped on, it was a Packer's player, and he never apologized to him --so, there was no apology, right?  I mean, come-on, give me a break.  If he were really sorry, then where would the apology go?  Uhh, duhh!!

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:08 pm

Two games not enough for Suh

Thing is, I think he genuinely thinks he's being picked on, even after 5 incidents.

And I also think he may have had it worked around in his own mind by the end of the game that he was right.

This boy better straighten out and fly right, or there could be blood in the Bronco in his future.

Since: Sep 16, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:02 pm

Two games not enough for Suh

He should probably be castrated. Not only did he try and screw up Dietrich-Smith's career, but he was in a way screwing over his family. The man is engaged and has a daughter, so if his career gets ruined because this 300 pound moron wants to be a thug, then he in a way is screwing the three of them over. I think he should have gotten a longer suspension, because we all know he is going to do something stupid again.

Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:01 pm

Two games not enough for Suh

Why did Suh do it? Was he kicked in the balls constantly? I think so...Why did Suh do it though? I wanna believe this guy is a Knight not a nutt? This guy acted out. Suh is and can be a god....This guy screwed up twice now. Why ya wanna do that Suh?

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 2:59 pm

Two games not enough for Suh

My main issue with the whole situation was his bs story after the game.  Claiming he didn't do anything wrong.  He didn't apologize untill the next day when his PR people told him he should.  If he would of said something stating he made a mistake right after the game before his PR people told him what to say I wouldn't wanna see him get more then a fine.  He obviously doesn't think he's doing anything wrong so the league has to try and force it into him.

Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 2:23 pm

Two games not enough for Suh

Should not have been a suspension...this happens in every NFL game, especially shots to the helmet when players are scrumming after plays.  Players union should be all over this!
In every NFL game a player trying to be restrained purposely stomps on an opposing players arm/chest with their metal cleats with intent to injure? And don't say we don't know if there was intent to injure. If you stomp on someone with a weapon(yes a metal cleat can be used as a weapon) then there is no other purpose than to injure. Throw in his past behavior on the field and you get a suspension. He is lucky to have only gotten 2 games. The union will have no say in this. If he appeals it will go to Goodell and the suspension will stand.


Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 2:18 pm

Two games not enough for Suh

Players get kicked out of games all the time for dirty play. They get fines. They don't get suspended. Haynesworth was suspended because his actions caused a serious injury. If his stomp hadn't caused an injury he would never have been suspended. This suspension is unprecedented. Give me an example of when a player has been suspended for an on the field incident that didn't cause an injury... Oh yeah... It has never happened in the history of the NFL!!!!

Really??? You need to go brush up on your history then.....Roy Williams, a CB/Sasfety for Dallas, ,was suspended in 2007 for horse collar tackles and he didn't injure anyone.

Before you post, you should really do your research.

And, have you ever had your arm stomped on by a 330 lb man wearing football cleats? Crushed tendons, broken bones, and worse could all happen from this. Dietrich-Smith was lucky to not have been injured. So yeah, an NFL player SHOULD get suspended for doing what Suh did, because next time maybe he does crush the guy's arm and end his career.

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