Ndamukong Suh’s agents are gathering relevant information for their appeal of the Detroit Lions defensive tackle’s $100,000 fine, but the basis of their argument, at this point, is that the amount is excessive, league sources said.
The NFL has a system based on escalating discipline. Suh’s previous fine was $30,000 for kicking Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin area. Now, the cost for his illegal block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is $100,000 — the largest fine in NFL history without a suspension involving the loss of game checks.
Suh was voted a team captain by his teammates and apologized to them on Tuesday. He also apologized to linebacker DeAndre Levy, who lost a touchdown on an interception return because of Suh’s penalty for blocking below the waist on a change-of-possession play.
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