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Lions’ Suh Still Paying Price For Recklessness

Posted By Blake Bass On September 13, 2013 @ 9:43 AM In NFL | No Comments

Lions_Ndamukong_Suh_2013 [1]Ndamukong 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 [2]

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