As if he hasn’t been hit with enough fines already in his career, Ndamukong Suh has been fined again for a hit that he delivered to Brandon Weeden. He just can’t seem to catch a break, as he has easily become the most notorious player in the NFL, in terms of toughness and being aggressive.
The defensive tackle for the Lions has been attacking players throughout his career, and has received several fines and suspensions.
With all of the consequences that he has received, one would think that he would learn somehow, but it does not seem to be working. Brandon Weeden, quarterback of the Cleveland Browns was his latest victim, hitting him hard in their 6th game of the season.
The fine was announced the NFL on Wednesday and was first reported on the Detroit Lions website. Although the fines continue to pile up and not have an effect on the aggressive tackle, this time around, Suh will be forced to pay a fine of $31,500. This time though, it seems that his reputation has gotten the best of him, and the hit is not looked at as very aggressive by the coaches and analysts.
" Nobody who's not named James Harrison or Ndamukong Suh would be disciplined for this hit." Tony Kornheiser on PTI on Suh-Weeden hit.
— Mike O'Hara (@MikeOHaraNFL) October 16, 2013
BREAKING: NFL rescinds fine on Ndamukong Suh for hit on Brandon Weeden, citing fact that Weeden is technically not a NFL level quarterback
— Humble Sports Guy (@HumbleSportsGuy) October 17, 2013
Before he was assigned the most recent fines, Suh reportedly told reporters that he is always being scrutinized for the way that he plays. While it is clearly true, it seems that the way that his career has played out, he needs extra attention shown to his performance. He recently said “There’s always going to be a microscope on me, no matter where it is, from outside media, from the NFL to little kids to everybody.”
The Lions won their game against the Browns last Sunday with a final score of 31-17, and are currently 3-2, while maintaining the top spot in the NFC North division. This week, they will face off against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Suh’s last fine, a hit on Vikings center John Sullivan, which was issued in week 1, cost him $100,000 dollars. The hit in week 1 also negated a Lions touchdown that was scored off of an interception from DeAndre Levy.
Ndamukong Suh fine update: Lions DT has appealed NFL's $31,500 fine for hit Sun. on Browns QB Brandon Weeden, source close to Suh confirms.
— Mike O'Hara (@MikeOHaraNFL) October 17, 2013
Not a big fan this time of NFL's $31,500 fine on @NdamukongSuh for his hit on Weeden. Dude is so strong, everything looks more violent.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 16, 2013
Ndamukong Suh’s aggressive play continues to cost him large sums of money and in many cases, important errors made for his team. The question still remains, why is he still on the team? Does anyone think he should be cut because of his play? Ironically enough, he was not penalized during the game for his hit on Weeden.
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