29 November 2011
The NFL has lowered the boom, suspending Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for 2 games (along with $165,000 in missed pay) as punishment for stomping on the arm of the Packers Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving Day.
The official announcement follows:
NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks notified Ndamukong Suh today that he has been suspended without pay for the Lions’ next two games for his unsportsmanlike conduct in the Lions-Packers game on Thanksgiving Day. It was Suh’s fifth violation of on-field rules in the past two seasons that has resulted in league discipline. Suh may not practice or be at the team practice facility for any other activities during the two-game suspension. He will be reinstated on December 12. Under the CBA, the suspension may be appealed within three business days. If appealed, an expedited hearing and decision would take place this week in advance of this weekend’s games.
Suh and the Lions have yet to release a response.
I would anticipate an apparel, in the slim hope the NFL could knock a game off the suspension. Regardless of the appeal outcome, Suh will definitely miss Sunday night's game against the Saints.
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