Ndamukong Suh Wins Suspension Appeal, Will Play vs. Cowboys

December 30, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Monday, it looked as if Ndamukong Suh may had played his last game in a Detroit Lions uniform. By Tuesday afternoon, he was gearing up for the Lions' Wild Card Round matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. 
Independent arbitrator Ted Cottrell overruled Suh's one-game suspension for stomping on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, instead issuing a $70,000 fine.   
"Ted Cottrell, the hearing officer in the appeal of Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions of his one-game suspension, has reduced the discipline to a $70,000 fine," the league said in a statement. "Cottrell is jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and NFL Players Association to hear and decide appeals for on-field player discipline."
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the ruling doesn't come as a major surprise to the NFL: 
The NFL suspended Suh, 27, on Monday, one day after he stepped on the MVP candidate's injured calf and ankle in Sunday's 30-20 loss ...

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