Friday, October 11, 2013
Lions' Israel Idonije fined $15K for leg whip
By Michael Rothstein
Detroit Lions defensive end Israel Idonije was fined $15,750 for a leg whip during his team's 22-9 loss at Green Bay on Sunday, the only Lion to be fined this week.
Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who had a tripping penalty in the first half against the Packers, was not fined. Suh disputed it was even a tripping play when asked about it this week.
"I wouldn't say it was a tripping play. I was more or less reaching out, trying to grab him and being held," Suh said. "It's part of the game. Got to find a better way to get off offensive linemen and make a play."
Linebacker Tahir Whitehead, who had an unnecessary roughness penalty in the fourth quarter Sunday, also was not fined.