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Lions' Suh Still Paying Price For Recklessness

Lions_Ndamukong_Suh_2013Ndamukong Suh wants to move on. He says he doesn?t want to dwell on the past even as it catches up to him ? again.

His head coach Jim Schwartz was saying the same Wednesday a day after Suh the Lions? Pro Bowl defensive tackle was fined $100,000 by the NFL for an illegal block in Sunday?s season-opening win against the Vikings.

Here?s the problem though: Suh can appeal the fine as he is ? and as he should. Frankly I wouldn?t be surprised if he gets a slightly discounted rate in the end. But he can?t escape his past ? at least not for the foreseeable future ? any more than the Lions can escape their own.

And trying to separate the two ? the star player and his coach the individual and the team perception from reality the past from the present ? isn?t just an exercise in futility. It?s also the kind of dissociative behavior that got them in trouble in the first place enabling the reckless play that earned Suh a league-wide reputation as a dirty player and the Lions a bad-boy image that has become synonymous with Schwartz?s tenure in Detroit.

Source: Pro Sports Daily


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