Since Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh first entered the NFL just three seasons ago, the 2010 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year has been celebrated by many as being one of the finest defensive lineman in the league, but also scrutinized by more as being one of the dirtiest players as well.
Now following his latest indiscretion in the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day, 34-31 overtime loss to the Houston Texans, Suh will now face having his entire three-year career placed under a microscope and reviewed by the league offices, as well as possibly being subjected to a severe punishment by the league in the process.
The indiscretion at hand occurred when Suh placed a kick to the groin of Texans quarterback Matt Schuab with 6:49 remaining in the opening quarter of play. Suh states that the kick was completely unintentional; however, next week NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson will review the incident to determine if it was so, and possibly hand down a stiff punishment to the All-Pro defensive tackle.
According to Anderson, not only will the league review that incident, but will also take a look at his entire career in totality before handing down the discipline. Anderson said, “when you consider the history, everything is on the table.”
During the Lions Thanksgiving Day game last season versus the Green Bay Packers, Suh was ejected from the contest and later suspended two additional games by the league for stomping on the arm of Green Bay offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Anderson also went on to say, “Repeat offenders are going to run out of benefit of the doubt faster than someone who is a first-time offender. If I were a judge in the courtroom, and you’re in for a third-time DUI, I’m going to look at that differently than if this is your first DUI — even if you didn’t maim anybody.”