Lions' Suh fined $7,500 for hit on Delhomme
Lions rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $7,500 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness for his hit on Cleveland quarterback Jake Delhomme in Detroit’s third preseason game last Saturday. He not only grabbed Delhomme's face mask but he horse-collared him to the ground, thinking he still had possession of the football.
For a player with a contract that guarantees him $40 million, it is pretty much a slap on the wrist.
Coach Jim Schwartz would not comment on the fine.
As a rookie, Suh has to learn the differences between college and the NFL. Schwartz didn’t say it, but he’s not going to be too concerned about a rookie who is too aggressive. The coaches are more likely to be concerned that the penalty cost them 15 yards.
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