NFL fines Ndamukong Suh for throat slash gesture

Nov 24, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Demar Dotson (69) attempts to block Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL might want to start a bank account specifically meant to handle funds from Ndamukong Suh as the Detroit Lions star defensive tackle was fined for the third time this season, though the most recent will seem like a drop in the bucket compared to his previous fine.

According to, the league decided to slap Suh with the punishment for a recent ‘throat slash’ gesture which Suh whipped out during the Lions’ Week 12 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

Early in the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday, Suh burst through the Bucs offense line and dropped running back Bobby Rainey for a three-yard loss.

The star defensive tackle celebrated the play with a quick throat-slash gesture, an action the league banned in 1999.

Suh was previously issued fines of $100,000 dollars in Week 1 for a low block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan and $31,500 for roughing the passer against the Cleveland Browns just a few weeks later. The latest offense will only cost Suh a ‘paltry’ $7,875.

Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano pointed out the gesture to referees during the game.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh

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  • Al

    NFL needs to stop! This move has been done before without serious reprecussions.

  • Dennis Courtney

    What’s next? Are they going to fine Suh for farting?

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