Suh waiting to hear on fine for Cutler hit

February, 3, 2011

DALLAS -- Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is still waiting to hear if the NFL plans to rescind a $15,000 fine levied against the rookie for a vicious hit on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Suh was flagged for unnecessary roughness after he shoved a scrambling Cutler to the ground in the Bears 24-20 victory at Ford Field. Referee Ed Hochuli called the play "an unnecessary football act" because Suh delivered an illegal forearm.

The defensive lineman appealed the fine.

"No, they haven't [responded]," Suh said Thursday after accepting the NFL Rookie of the Year Award at the Super Bowl media center.

"I'm still in the process right now. As I [understand] it, it [the fine] still stands."

"It was a hit, an aggressive hit. I was just trying to get the ball out. We were down in our redzone and I didn't want them to score. Unfortunately, I got called for it, but obviously I can understand the reasons why I did. But like I said, that's out of my hands. I got to continue to keep playing and move on to the next play."

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.



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