Detroit Lion Ndamukong Suh’s Dirty Play: Should NFL Take Action?

August 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After Jake Delhomme was able to move the Cleveland Browns offense up and down the field with ease, Detroit rookie Ndamukong Suh showed frustration and very dirty play with a violent facemask penalty against the veteran quarterback.
On a third down play in Saturday’s preseason game, Suh caught Delhomme from behind by the facemask and pulled him to the ground as Delhomme was flushed from the pocket.  After the rookie pulled Delhomme down by the facemask, he grabbed Delhomme’s head with his other hand and twisted as he tossed him backwards.

Facemask penalties happen at every level of football, but as an NFL player, Suh should know better and display more control.  Suh’s actions showed blatant intent to injure Delhomme and should have resulted in a more serious penalty, possibly an ejection from the game.
Not only was the penalty cheap, but it was worthy of retaliation.  Suh is lucky that Cleveland’s offensive line did not come to Del...

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