Lions' Suh Gets 2-Game Suspension From NFL

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Detroit Lions star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been hit with a two-game suspension without pay for his unsportsmanlike conduct during the Thanksgiving game against the Green Bay Packers.

The NFL and the Lions announced the penalty Tuesday morning, and Suh could still face fines from the Lions.

Suh held down Packers Evan Dietrich-Smith by his helmet and stomped on his stomach as he got up after a play. He was ejected from the game.

Suh was ejected and released a statement on his Facebook page Friday, apologizing for the actions.

In the past few hours, I have had time to reflect on yesterday’s game and I want to sincerely apologize for letting my teammates down, the organization, and especially to my fans who look to me for positive inspiration.

Playing professional sports is not a game. It is a profession with great responsibility, and where performance on and off the field should n...ever be compromised. It requires a cal...m and determined demeanor, which cannot be derailed by the game, referee calls, fans or other players.

I want to reiterate my commitment to working to become a better player, and professional—on and off the field. My reaction on Thursday was unacceptable. I made a mistake, and have learned from it. I hope to direct the focus back to the task at hand — by winning.

The Lions released this statement regarding Suh's conduct.

“The on-field conduct exhibited by Ndamukong Suh that led to his ejection from yesterday’s game was unacceptable and failed to meet the high level of sportsmanship we expect from our players...We have been in contact with Commissioner Goodell’s office and were advised that, like any on-field matter, Thursday’s incident is subject to review by the League office and that any subsequent discipline would be determined by the League office.”

The NFL is expected to review Suh's play next week and will release any fines and/or suspensions.

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