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:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2013
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.