The Detroit Lions will have to play for their playoff lives in Dallas without one of their top starters due to a suspension for being a repeat offender.
Per Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will be suspended for the team's NFC Wild Card clash after Sunday’s stomp of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Suh joins center Dominic Raiola on the inactive list after he was also suspended by the league for a repeat offense.
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Suh will have an opportunity to appeal before Ted Cottrell just like Raiola did, but his history of infractions will likely be cause enough for his appeal to be denied.
"You did not respond in the manner of someone who had lost his balance and accidentally contacted another player who was lying on the ground," NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks said in a letter addressed to Suh, via Marc Sessler of NFL.com. "This illegal contact, specifically the second step and push off with your left foot, clearly could have been avoided."
Now left without a key piece of both the offense and the defense heading into its game with the Dallas Cowboys, the Detroit Lions' tall task of erasing a 24-year drought without a playoff win just got even taller.Back to the Detroit Lions Newsfeed