One game. One game. That's all it took for Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to get himself into trouble this NFL season. On Sunday afternoon, Suh made a hit on Vikings center John Sullivan below the waist after a Detroit interception that earned him a 15-yard penalty. And today, it earned him a much harsher penally than that, as the NFL decided to fine him—get this—$100,000 for the illegal hit.
"Suh was penalized for violating Rule 12, Section 2, Article 5 (a) which prohibits blocks below the waist by players of either team after a change of possession," the NFL said in a statement that they released a short time ago.
After the game on Sunday, Suh did mention that he had already spoken to Sullivan about the hit and apologized for it. He even said, "I spoke to him, we're good. So that's all that matters."
But the league apparently thought otherwise and hit Suh with a huge fine to try and reinforce the fact that he can't run around making illegal hits on opposing players. Now when is he finally going to learn that lesson?
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