Ndamukong Suh will not be suspended by the NFL, but still faces a possible fine for his actions on Thanksgiving.
The Detroit Lions tackle kicked Houston Texans Matt Schaub in the groin during the Lions loss to the Texans, but it was unclear if it was intentional. Schaub fell to the ground in pain immediately after the play.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted on Monday that Suh has avoided suspension and it will be reviewed for a potential fine. NFL fines are usually announced late in the week.
Immediately after the game, Schaub said he didn’t want to talk about the kick or Suh.
On Monday, Schaub told Houston’s SportsRadio 610 that Suh wouldn’t fit in with the Texans.
“You don't want a player like that. The stuff that he stands for and the type of player he is, that's not Houston Texan-worthy. That's not what we're about as a football team, as individuals, collectively as a group, we're not that type of person,’’ Schaub said.
Suh is a repeat offender which does not help his case. A year ago on Thanksgiving he stomped on Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith and was suspended for two games.
This season Suh has just one penalty and that’s for encroachment.
The Lions (4-7) are four-point favorites over the Indianapolis Colts (7-4) for Sunday’s game at Ford Field.
(Paula Pasche covers the Lions. Follow her on Twitter @PaulaPasche. Read her Lions Lowdown blog at oplions.blogspot.com.)