Ndamukong Suh and his $100,000 fine were the topic on most of the NFL pregame shows today.
The Detroit Lions defensive tackle got absolutely ripped on “The NFL Today” on CBS Sports from two former players, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe.
Esiason said he should have had a six-game suspension instead of a $100,000 fine, while Sharpe called him careless and reckless.
Here’s what Esiason said: “I think the fine is woefully soft. $100,000 is nothing to him. He's made about $51 million, or will make that guaranteed. The fact of the matter is he should be suspended from the league for at least six games. I compare this to the Saints BountyGate. If you're going to suspend those guys, take Sean Payton and Gregg Williams off the field for a year and those guys lose those paychecks, this guy should be sat down.’’
Here are Sharpe’s comments: He is a dominant player. He has Defensive Player of the Year potential… But this guy has a problem. He's in denial. And denial is not a river in Africa. He does not believe there is something wrong with him. The problem is, here's the thing, this causes you to lose ball games. If you don't think his behavior, which is careless and reckless, will cause you to lose ballgames, ask the Cincinnati Bengals, and Lavonte David of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because their play cost them ball games last week.’’
Pretty tough stuff.