An event happened in the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day game that has everyone talking, and since I love NFL football I feel the need to jump in! Defensive Lineman Ndamukong Suh hit the head of Green Bay Packer's guard Evan Dietrich-Smith into the ground 3 times and then stomped on his arm while walking away. Here's a video of what happened:
And just to add insult to injury, here's what Suh said after the game:
If somehow you bought any of that, please go back and watch video #1.
Of course everyone in the NFL has a different way of expressing their opinion on this, but I am happy to observe that everyone is in agreement on this one thing: There is NO place for that behavior in the NFL. Thankfully, Commissioner Roger Goodell tends to have a pretty heavy hand for this kind of thing, so I suspect I will agree with whatever decision he makes next week.
This event is being likened to the "Albert Haynesworth stomp" of 2006. Haynesworth stomped his helmet-less opponent on the head. Haynesworth was ejected from the game and suspended for 5 additional games. Considering the fact that Suh has been fined 3 times already for unsportsmanlike conduct many think in addition to another fine, Suh will be suspended for 2 games. After careful consideration of this possible 2-5 game suspension, I have decided I want to see a 4-game suspension:
Game 1: Head butt #1
Game 2: Head butt #2
Game 3: Head butt #3
Game 4: Stomp on the arm
The BEST part of a 4-game suspension is that there will be 1 game left for Suh to play in the season. And guess who the Lions will be playing? The Green Bay Packers...again...IN Green Bay!! And Green Bay can settle this the way it's supposed to be settled...by beating the Detroit Lions.