Sep 8, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) listens to head coach Jim Schwartz during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Ndamukong Suh unlikely to be suspended for cheap shot against Vikings


Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh is likely to be fined for his cheap shot to Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman John Sullivan during the season-opener, but it appears increasingly unlikely that he will get suspended for his dirty play.

Ian Rapoport passed along the news on NFL Network’s Around the League on Monday afternoon:

It’s unfortunate that Suh can continuously get away with these actions without being kept off the field, but it’s the way the league rules work. If these were hits to the head on a quarterback, then a suspension would definitely come.

Instead, the league continues to show the double standard in their punishment as they fail to protect offensive linemen and defenders.

There is no room for that type of play in the league and Suh continues to show a lack of respect for his opponents or the game, so hopefully the league will do something about this sooner rather than later.

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  • Herman Moore

    Low hit? Look at the tape–anyone who watched the game saw Suh’s shoulder hit Sullivan’s hip. Last season that was a legal hit. This is a crap article.

  • Falconer

    Why won’t Joseph get fined from the Giants for his diving cheap shot on Sunday night?

    • Herman Moore

      Because his name is not Ndamukong Suh.

  • Herman Moore

    What about Clay Matthews? Shouldn’t he be suspended for trying to decapitate Kaepernick with a flying out of bounds hit, then almost starting a brawl by punching Joe Staley? That was a lot worse than a guy making a block in the field of play that, until Goodell’s latest rule change, was perfectly legal?