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Ndamukong Suh Avoids Suspension – Fined $30K For Contact

Ndamukong Suh Avoids Suspension – Fined $30K For Contact
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $30,000 for a kick to the groin of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in a game on Thanksgiving, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Wednesday.
The NFL suspended Suh for two games last season after he stomped on Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith in a Thanksgiving game. This year he kicked Texan’s QB, Matt Schaub in the groin. Looks like Suh is starting his own personal Thanksgiving Day tradition sans turkey and dressing.
“I really don’t have anything to say about that person,” said Schaub when asked about the incident.
Apparently the referees didn’t have anything to say either because in a review of the re-play they couldn’t determine whether or not the kick was intentional……….Seriously? But then again, maybe that’s become standard play for the man named “most-hated” in the NFL.
 And That’s why Suh insisted he doesn’t need to apologize to Schaub.

“I was dragged to the ground,” he said. “A lot of things happen to me. It’s part of the game.”

In an Associated Press report, Suh is reported as saying he didn’t even realize he had kicked Schaub until he saw it on Twitter.

“You can’t do much more about it. I was being dragged to the ground and my foot inadvertently hit the man. It’s over with. I’m moving forward.”

Good news for fellow NFL players! Forward is a lot less painful than downward.

$30,000 is basically one week’s salary for the 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Once a bright shining star, Suh has let several on the field controversies and off the field negative incidents tarnish him image.

NFL Commissioner is wiling to give Suh the benefit of the doubt and it looks like Suh got an early Christmas gift  or a “Get Out of Jail Free” card in avoiding another suspension.

USA Today is reporting Lions President Tom Lewand and coach Jim Schwartz said Tuesday they agreed with the NFL’s decision not to suspend Suh for his kick on Schaub.

Schwartz called the kick inadvertent, and Lewand said, “We didn’t feel a suspension was merited, and we’re glad it was seen the same way by the NFL.”

Let’s hope that the kick really was an accident and not a case of the Lion who cried “Wolf”.

What’s your take on this Jersey Girl Nation?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

Tatia Harris

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