WCHB – The NFL announced Tuesday that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been suspended two games without pay for shoving Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith’s head, stomping on him and then not owning up to it in his postgame comments on Thanskgiving.
This was his fifth violation. Although Suh called commissioner Roger Goodell on Sunday night to apologize for his actions, the Lions are expected to issue the maximum $25,000 fine allowable under the new CBA for a player being ejected from a game.
In addition to Suh’s fine, the Lions also have to pay a $50,000 fine because team members will have been fined more than $100,000 this season.
Immediately after Thursday’s game, Suh defended himself:
“People are going to have their own opinions — that’s fine,” he said after the game. “The only (people) that I really care about are my teammates, my true fans and my coaches and their opinions, and that’s where it lies. And honestly, the most important person in this whole thing that I have to deal with is the man upstairs.”
Suh reversed course Friday night, apologizing on his Facebook page.