Well, it didn’t take long for the NFL league office to come down on troubled Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh. After being flagged for a low block in Sunday’s game against Minnesota Viking’s OC John Sullivan, Suh was fined $100,000 dollars this afternoon according to multiple media outlets in the last few minutes.
Suh, with a history of fines and aggressive play in the past, avoided a suspension but this should be considered a shot accross the bow for Suh for the remainder of this season, if not his career.
Suh seems to thrive on the national stage. He was fined $30,000 dollars last year after kicking Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub in the groin last Thanksgiving. In 2011, Suh was suspended for two games after stomping on the offensive center of the Green Bay Packers. He has also had a multitude of off the field issues as well.
At some point, Suh is going to have to realize he is being looked at differently than other players around the league given his past history. His agent ought to remind the defensive tackle that he is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2014. If this pattern of aggressive behavior continues, he could stand to lose some serious money, despite the fact he landed $40 million guaranteed as a rookie.