Ndamukong Suh is in a tough place.
Due to his history, the Lions defensive tackle will have every move scrutinized by the league in every game.
Suh was fined $31,500 on Wednesday for a helmet-to-body hit on Browns’ quarterback Brandon Weeden on Sunday.
This fine should be appealed and overturned.
No penalty was given on the field during the game and nothing was made of the play. It was not helmet-to-helmet.
It looked like a routine football play. Before he knew of the fine Suh said he knows he's under the microscope.
In the season opener he was fined $100,000 for a low block on Vikings center John Sullivan. That was an illegal hit. The fine was high because of Suh’s past behavior. He appealed and lost.
But this hit was much different.
It’s hard to see how it was worth a $31,500 fine or any fine at all. And it most likely wouldn’t have been an issue for any other NFL player.
The NFL expects Suh to play fair, but they must be fair with him also.