Ndamukong Suh could be suspended for Lions vs. Cowboys
The Lions defensive tackle appeared to intentionally step on the ankle of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during Sunday’s battle for the NFC North title.
One of the biggest stories to come out of Week 17 was Ndamukong Suh stepping on the ankle of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. For his actions, the league may consider suspending Suh for the Detroit Lions‘ first playoff game this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, per a report by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
During the second half of the NFC North-deciding game between the Lions and Packers, Rodgers took a hit after connecting with Jordy Nelson for a key first down. While on the ground, Suh stepped on Rodgers’ ankle with his right foot before stepping off and replacing it with his left. Suh then stood up as to apply the entire weight of his body onto the quarterback’s leg in what many believe was an intentional act.
Intentional or not, Suh has done little in his career to warrant the benefit of the doubt. Three years ago he was ejected from a game after stomping on the arm of then-Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith. Suh has also been criticized for delivering late hits such as this one on Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne.
Here are multiple views of Suh’s ankle step from Sunday:
Suh’s actions come one week after teammate Dominic Raiola stomped on the ankle of Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson. Raiola was suspended one game for the infraction and will return this weekend when the Lions travel to Dallas.