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12/28/2014

Detroit Lions — Ndamukong Suh steps on Rodgers, controversy ensues


Another NFL Sunday, another Lions’ controversy.

Late in Sunday’s 30-20 loss to the Packers at Green Bay, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was down on the field after throwing a pass.

Ndamukong Suh took a step backward with his right foot which landed on Rodgers’ left leg, the site of his calf injury.

Instead of getting out of the way, Suh then stepped on Rodgers’ left leg with his left foot. Rodgers looked steamed and tried to push Suh away. No penalty was called.


On NBC Sunday night, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King said the league will review the play on Monday. King referred to it as a “stomp” which seems harsh. Suh faces a possible fine. Seems unlikely he would be suspended for a playoff game.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy called Suh’s moves “ridiculous” in the post-game press conference.

Suh did not talk to the media after the game.

The Lions’ defensive tackle has been fined eight times by the NFL in his career. He was suspended for two games in 2011 for stomping on Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith.


Lions center Dominic Raiola was suspended for Sunday’s game for stomping on Chicago’s Ego Ferguson the previous game. He will be reinstated on Monday.

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