Detroit Lion’s defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been suspended without pay for the Lions and Cowboys Wild Card game Sunday, for stepping on the ankle of Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
In a letter to Suh, the Vice President of Football operations, Merton Hanks noted, “You did not respond in the manner of someone who had lost his balance and accidentally contacted another player who was lying on the ground. This illegal contact, specifically the second step and push off with your left foot, clearly could have been avoided.” Hanks further wrote “you unnecessarily stepped on your opponent’s unprotected leg as he lay on the ground unable to protect himself.”
Here is video of the incident.
This isn’t the first time Suh has been punished by the NFL, he has been suspended and fined several times for unnecessary acts like this one on Rodgers.
Suh will appeal the suspension but if holds, this could mean the end of Suh’s time with the Lions, as he is a free agent at the end of the season.