The word has come down from the NFL brass – Ndamukong Suh has been suspended for one game for stepping on Aaron Rodgers. He will appeal.
Suh suspended one game (playoff) for Rodgers calf double-step, per @mortreport. Will seek expedited appeal; there are lawyers…
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) December 29, 2014
The ban eliminates Suh from Sunday’s NFC playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.
“You did not respond in the manner of someone who had lost his balance and accidentally contacted another player who was lying on the ground,” NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks said in a letter to Suh. “This illegal contact, specifically the second step and push off with your left foot, clearly could have been avoided.
“You unnecessarily stepped on your opponent’s unprotected leg as he lay on the ground unable to protect himself.”
RT "@MichaelDavSmith: Ted Cottrell is handling this appeal. Cottrell overturned a one-game suspension of Ed Reed in 2012.”
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) December 29, 2014
With the Dallas Cowboys coming up, and running back DeMarco Murray among them, this could not have come at a worse time for the Detroit Lions.