We asked over the weekend whether Ndamukong Suh is a dirty player. The NFL at least seems to think that in the Lions’ preseason opener, Suh committed a dirty play.
Suh indicated on Twitter that he was fined $20,000 for his hit on Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.
There’s been no official announcement of any fine, but Suh’s tweet ("$20,000REALLY???!!”) suggested that the NFL has informed him that’s how much his paycheck will be docked.
Suh might not like it, but the fine was completely appropriate: Suh slammed Dalton to the ground hard after Dalton had already released the ball. And Suh is a repeat offender who delivered the most vicious hit of last year’s preseason when he pummeled Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme.
Last year Suh was fined $7,500 for the hit on Delhomme and then $15,000 for a hit on Jay Cutler. Now he’s at $20,000. We’ll see if this fine gets his attention, or if the NFL slaps Suh with a James Harrison-sized fine next.