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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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Comments

Since: Jun 14, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

I thought the exact same thing.  The Robinson kick was more deliberate with definite intent to injure.  Where was the uproar?  The only reason Goodell issued a penalty is the media.  The media jumped on Suh and made this 2 second action into a mountain.  "Let's watch this over and over in slow motion and analyze what was going through his head as he ..." Media making a story for themselves to report on.

Anybody who has played any form of sport has taken a cheap shot on an opponent at sometime, even if that opponent was your best friend.





Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

@rolondo....

So since Suh failed in his "attempt" to injure, no harm no foul? 

Much like Mr. Suh, you are in denial!



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 11:51 am
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Are you serious? He definitely should have been ejected from the game and definitely should pay a fine. Why should there be a suspension. No one was hurt. When Brian Robinson kicks a player in the groin the suspension is how many games? Oh that right, there was no suspension at all. Goodell plays favorites all the time. I suppose if he would have  stomped on a New England Patriot he would have been suspended for life!!!



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 11:49 am
 

Two games not enough for Suh

2 games is enough.  Haynesworth stomped on a helmet-less individual and injured him.  Suh attempted to injure, but failed to do so. 

However, when it happens again, Suh deserves 6 games or the rest of the season, whichever is longer.  And we know it'll happen again...


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