New York Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz took to social media to put Detriot Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on blast regarding his incidents with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“My feet were cold.” They were numb according to Detriot Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. That was the excuse given by a man with multiple prior infractions within NFL play over the course of his career.
Well, it worked, as Suh will be playing in Sunday’s road playoff match up against the Dallas Cowboys. He was originally supposed to be suspended for the game after stepping on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, not once, but twice during this past Sunday’s NFC North division deciding game. The Lions would go on to lose that game, despite the aforementioned plays in question from Suh, and as a result dropped to the no. 6 seed in the NFC playoff bracket.
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As you can imagine, emotions around the league regarding the NFL’s decision to rescind their suspension are negative. Most would have preferred that Suh received his punishment, especially when you factor in that this is not the first time he has been involved in something along those matters. In fact, since entering the league just five seasons ago, Suh has accrued seven player safety violations, with fines totaling up to $286,875. Had he actually received his suspension, it would have been the third of his career already. Suffice to say, treating the man like a first time offender is probably not going to be a popular sentiment, especially among fellow players.
That is where New York Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz comes into the fray. Today, on his official Twitter account, Schwartz tweeted the following statement. “Mr official, my hands were frozen, otherwise I wouldn’t have held that guy. Totally using that next season.” Ouch. I wonder who that was in response to? Knowing exactly what happened with Suh, would it really surprise anyone if this actually happened exactly as Mr. Schwartz typed?
We need to set something straight here. All humor aside, the NFL is really doing a poor job with its public relations department this season. Despite not needing to be mentioned for the millionth time, we had high profile domestic and child abuse issues to witness, in addition to the ongoing concerns about long term player safety, especially retirees. Commissioner Roger Goodell has proven to be an ineffective arbitrator in times of need, and this has to go on record as evidence of just that. Come on. Complaining about playing conditions (ones that thousands of other players have dealt with before) causing a lapse in judgement that severe [twice], is absolutely garbage.
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