Posted by Darth Venomous @ 12:29
As we begin this early edition of the Perfect Football Weekend, Denizens, the Department of Dirty-Assed Football Players is once again bringing our attention to one Ndamukong Suh, former Nebraska Cornhusker and late of the Detroit
Bankruptcies Lions, who has yet again been fined for doing what he does best…namely, being the dirtiest player in the game.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $100,000 by the NFL for his hit on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan during Sunday’s game but won’t be suspended, the NFL announced Tuesday.
The league said in a statement that NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks told Suh on Tuesday that he had been fined.
“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 league said in its statement.
The controversial play occurred during an interception return by Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy, who scored an apparent touchdown to give Detroit the lead. But the play was nullified because Suh was whistled for an illegal low block against Sullivan well behind the play. The Lions eventually won the game 34-24.
All he did was try to take out an opposing player’s knee. Nothing to see here, move along.
Naturally, Suh is appealing. And claiming complete & total innocence.
Suh said he wasn’t going after Sullivan’s knees Sunday, adding the two talked about it at halftime.
“I spoke to him. We’re good,” Suh said after Sunday’s game. “So that’s all that matters.”
Yeah, right. Whatever.
Let’s get on with the football. It’s Gary Patterson’s 24th-ranked Texas Christian Horned Frogs going up against
Mike Leach’s Kliff Kingsbury’s Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Last time under circumstances like this, TCU jumped out to a 21-0 lead…then got outscored, 14-70. Ouch.
Vegas has the Froggies as a 3½-point road favorite. Hate to say it, but I think Tech’s gonna roll here.
Tomorrow night, my Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets get to play the sacrificial lamb over in White Settlement vs Brewer High.
Many moons ago, when I had a fiancé that had attended Brewer (and later jilted me), I’d've given anything to see this, because Heights would have destroyed the Bears.
Now?. Not. Fucking. Likely.
Saturday, Turner Gill’s Liberty Flames will entertain Morgan State at home. Morgan State’s 0-2, with one of those losses being to Army – so while I think it’ll be close, I like Liberty here.
Sunday, Gary Kubiak’s Houston Texans have their home opener vs. the Tennessee Titans and Jake
Fucker Locker Fucker. (D’ya get the feeling I don’t like Jake Locker?)
Vegas has the Texans as a solid 9-point favorite at home, so I like their chances. I’d wanna watch the game to see how many old Oiler fans scream at the Titans for deserting them.
We’re back Monday with the recap. In the meantime, I’ll entertain a pool on whether Putin actually tries to carry out the Syrian disarmament plan.
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