Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh got leveled by the NFL with a $100,000 fine for acting the fool again and again. The league hit Suh with the tremendous fine not so much for his low block against Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan, but for a pattern of behavior that makes the NFL look bad.
Ray Anderson, the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations, made it clear that a major punishment was on the way for a player that continuously puts himself in these situations.
Suh won’t be suspended for his latest transgression, but he’s clearly on notice that the league is fed up with him. The NFL popped Suh with a $30,000 fine last season for kicking Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the family jewels and he was suspended for two games in 2011 for stomping on a Green Bay player.
Following the Sunday’s win over the Vikings, Suh said that he and Sullivan had spoken briefly, and that he had no intention of hitting Sullivan at the knees during the play.
“By any means, I’m not going for his knees,” Suh said after the game. “He knows that. We had a great conversation running out at halftime. And he understood. My aim was his waist, to cut him off.”