Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh fined $100K for Sunday’s Hit
Many said it wasn’t going to happen and it did.
According to sources close to the NFL and the Detroit Lions, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $100,000 for his hit on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan in Sunday’s game.
Fox Sports had earlier reported that the NFL was considering a fine of $100,000 for Suh for his illegal low block against Sullivan during an interception return by teammate DeAndre Levy. Suh was penalized on the play, nullifying a Lions touchdown during Detroit’s 34-24 victory.
Suh said he wasn’t going after Sullivan’s knees Sunday, adding the two talked about it at halftime.
“I spoke to him, we’re good,” Suh said after Sunday’s game. “So that’s all that matters.”
Sullivan said afterward the hit was part of the game and it was penalized, and on Monday he didn’t seem interested in fanning the flames.
“He apologized and said there was no intent to injure. It’s fine,” he said. “I think guys get caught up in the play sometimes. So, sometimes things happen. It’s hard to even remember what you do when you get caught up in the moment. I appreciate the fact that he came up to me and said something, yeah.”
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.