11.29.2011

Why Suh Should Have Been Suspended Longer

When Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh threw a temper tantrum and stomped on the arm of Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith, I knew a suspension was coming. What I did not expect is that the National Football League and commissioner Roger Goodell would be too lenient in this matter and only suspend Suh for two games.

Let's rewind to 2006 when the NFL suspended then Tennessee Titans lineman Albert Haynesworth five games when he stomped on the face of Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode. Haynesworth's stomping may have been worse because it happened on Gurode's head, but nonetheless the actions are very similar.

What makes Suh's case worse in my book is that this is not the first time Suh has done anything wrong or vicious on the field. In fact, it is his fifth violation in his two years of being on the field, according to the NFL. Suh even met with Goodell earlier this season to discuss how he can clear his name from being considered a dirty player.

Suh's actions Thanksgiving day were ridiculous, but the punishment is just as bad. Suh should have been suspended the rest of the regular season at least. Too harsh? Please. By sitting out two games, Suh will not learn anything. It will merely give the freak of a defensive tackle a little break before the last couple games of the season. If the NFL wanted to make an example of Suh, they would have benched him without pay for the rest of the year.

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1 comment:

  1. Agreed. It's all about ratings and Suh is one of the most popular players for fans to watch in the league.

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