Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Suh knew throat slash was fineable offense
By Michael Rothstein
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Ndamukong Suh has known that the gesture of slashing the throat, like he did against Tampa Bay on Nov. 24, was absolutely fineable.
So it doesn’t sound like he was too surprised when the NFL dropped a $7,875 fine on him last week for the gesture.
“To me it wasn’t [a planned thing],” Suh said Wednesday. “It is what it is. I can’t do anything about it but move forward.”
It appeared as if it was something he did in the middle of a game, without any sort of pre-planned motive behind it. Suh said he knew it was a fineable offense and in the pantheon of Suh fines, it was actually a fairly small one.
This was Suh’s third fine this season, bringing his total up to $139,375. He was previously fined $100,000 for a low block on Minnesota center John Sullivan and $31,500 for a hit on Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden.
"Obviously I know it was fineable," Suh said. "It’s been a fineable thing for many years, I guess. But it’s over and passed with it."