Lions Defensive Tackle Suh Suspended 2 Games for Stomping Opponent

November 29, 2011 - 10:26 AM
Lions Suh Stomp Football

FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 24, 2011, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) on the sidelines after being ejected for an incident in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Kirthmon F. Dozier, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has been suspended Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for two games for stomping an opponent in a Thanksgiving Day game.

Suh stomped on the arm of Green Bay guard Evan Dietrich-Smith in the third quarter of the Lions' 27-15 loss and was ejected for kicking.

On the same play, Suh shoved Dietrich-Smith's helmet toward the turf while Dietrich-Smith was on the ground.

This month, the 2010 Defensive Rookie of the Year requested a meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his play after he drew several penalties. Suh said he had a better understanding of the rules after that meeting.

In 2006, the league suspended Titans DT Albert Haynesworth for five games for swiping his cleats across the head of helmetless Dallas center Andre Gurode.