It must be old hat for Suh at this point.
A league source has confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, that Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $31,500 for his hit on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden last Sunday.
Suh is no stranger to the NFL offices, considering it’s his second fine this season and seventh time in his career. Earlier in the year, he was fined $100,000, for his low block on Vikings center John Sullivan. For those of you who forgot, he was suspended two games in 2011, for stomping on Green Bay Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Suh wasn’t penalized for the hit on Weeden, but it was shown on a video on nflevolution.com, one of the league’s official websites. Vice President of Officiating, Dean Blandino said he wanted to look at it more for “potential helmet to the body.”
Earlier in the day Suh insisted he was unaware the NFL was reviewing the hit in question from Sunday’s game, but did acknowledge being used to the scrutiny.
“I think there is always going to be a microscope on me,” he said. “I think there has been a microscope on me since I was first drafted.”
He acknowledged the fact that the league is looking at everything he does, and admits nothing in life is fair, but said it won’t make him want to leave the game. “Not everything is going to go your way in life,” he said. “I understood that and grew up that way. It’s just like for me, I wanted a Nintendo 64 when I was little and my mom said ‘No.’ I had to deal with it.”
At this point in his career Ndamukong has paid enough in fines to have owned thousands of Nintendo 64 gaming units. The question is how many more will he be able to buy before he plays his last snap in the NFL.