Although he was initially contrite after stomping on Green Bay Packers lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith in Thursday’s game, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh apologized on Friday.
Unfortunately for the Lions, who may have forced Suh to issue the apology, it looks like the NFL will suspend him.
“My reaction on Thursday was unacceptable,” the star defensive tackle said in a statement on his Facebook page Friday night. “I made a mistake, and have learned from it. I hope to direct the focus back to the task at hand — by winning.”
It doesn’t look exactly like that shitbag will be helping the Lions do anything soon. ESPN reports Suh’s suspension will be for at least two games, which could damage Detroit’s playoff chances. The Lions are currently 7-4.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is expected to be suspended at least two games for shoving Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith’s head, stomping on him and then not owning up to it in his post-game comments, league sources told ESPN.
The NFL has not determined exactly how long Suh will be suspended, but league officials believe two games will be the minimum. Sources say the league also could require Suh attend anger management courses.
The suspension will cost Suh $82,000 per game and he’s also likely to be fined an additional $25,000 for the incident.
The Lions have last four of their last six games.