Although Fox Sports Commentator Mike Pereira (who previously was an NFL VP of Officiating) was skeptical if Suh’s bad steps were intentional, that is not the view of the powers that be in the NFL. Suh was suspended for one game, which happens to be the NFC wild card matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys.
It may not have helped Suh’s initial cause that his aggressive playing style has caused him $216,875 from four incidents (including one stomping) over his five season pro career. Suh has the right to appeal but they can go to the videotape.
The Lions have not won a playoff game since 1991, when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys. While the Lions have a vaulted defense this season, they may have to make due without Suh.
Suh is a free agent after this season. Will teams be willing to pay be bucks only to have their star tackle unavailable due to league discipline issues?