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Lions' Suh Still Paying Price For Recklessness

Lions_Ndamukong_Suh_2013Ndamukong Suh wants to move on. He says he doesnt 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 Sundays season-opening win against the Vikings.

Heres the problem though: Suh can appeal the fine as he is and as he should. Frankly I wouldnt be surprised if he gets a slightly discounted rate in the end. But he cant 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 isnt just an exercise in futility. Its 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 Schwartzs tenure in Detroit.

Source: Pro Sports Daily


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