Report: NFL invites Ndamukong Suh to visit league offices again

The league would like a word with Ndamukong Suh. (FOX)
The league would like a word with Ndamukong Suh. (FOX)

Even though many of us thought the NFL shouldn't have punished Ndamukong Suh for his hit last week on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (as seen in the above photo), he was fined $31,500 anyway.

Since he already was fined $100,000 for an illegal block on Vikings center John Sullivan earlier this season, the league has invited Suh to New York to talk face-to-face about his latest infraction, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. Suh apparently will get the chance to explain why he shouldn't have been fined for his latest hit.

It was almost two years ago that the league invited Suh to visit the NFL offices in order to talk about his on-field play.

"I am very appreciative of the opportunity to sit and speak with the commissioner and his staff to clarify a few questions about my play, and the game in general,” Suh said at the time. “I have gained a better understanding how I need to play the game to help my team win."

Yet, Suh continues to be punished -- even for hits that seem legal (the play last week wasn't flagged, by the way).

"We're disappointed that Ndamukong was fined at all and that it wasn't reduced," his agent Roosevelt Barnes told the Associated Press. "It is clear from the film, when you slow it down frame by frame, that Ndamukong was clearly in front of the player and that his head and shoulder, when he started off blocking him, were above the player's waist. But because Ndamukong left his feet, he was going to hit the ground and was going to get tangled on the lower part of the player's body."

The Lions have their bye in Week 9, so that could be when the two sides meet.

Follow Josh Katzowitz on Google+

Show Comments Hide Comments
Our Latest Stories
    CBS Sports Shop