Ndamukong Suh has decided to appeal the $100,000 fine handed down to him by the NFL on Tuesday. The Detroit Lions player’s agent claims that the fine is too excessive, according to a league source.
The NFL has a system which is based on accumulated infractions. Suh’s last fine was $30,000 after he stomped Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on his leg. Adding that incident to the new one, the cost for his illegal block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is $100,000. This amount is the largest fine in NFL history without a game suspension.
The defensive tackle, who was selected team captain by his teammates, apologized to his comrades on Tuesday.
“He apologized to the team. It was sincere. We accepted it,” running back Joique Bell said. “We all a family, and that’s our brother. At the end of the day, we all we got. So, it was a good deal. Levy accepted it, so if he can accept it, everybody should be able to accept it.”
When asked about Suh’s fine, Sullivan told USA TODAY, “I’m just happy I wasn’t hurt — seriously injured,” he told the newspaper. “There’s a reason that play is illegal. It’s incredibly dangerous. I just feel fortunate that I’ll be playing this week.”
More details on Ndamukong Suh’s appeal to come.