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Did Ndamukong Suh Intentionally Step on Aaron Rodgers' Leg?

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 29, 2014

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Another week, another Detroit Lions controversy.


Update from Monday, Dec. 29

Ndamukong Suh has been suspended one game by the NFL, per ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter:

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Last week, Detroit center Dominic Raiola grabbed some unwanted attention after stomping on the ankle of Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson. Raiola was suspended one game for his actions.

In Week 17, the focus shifted to Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

In the fourth quarter of Sunday's 30-20 road loss to the Green Bay Packers, Suh was caught stepping on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' leg not once, but twice.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Ndamukong Suh is being suspended for Sunday's game against Dallas, per @mortreport. When he appeals, hearing officer will be Ted Cottrell.

Rodgers—who reaggravated a calf injury in the first half—shoved Suh after the second step.

Of course, Suh is no stranger to dirty plays. He was ejected and suspended for two games by the league after he stomped on a Packers player's arm during a Thanksgiving Day game in 2011.

He was also fined $30,000 for kicking (unintentionally, he said) then-Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub in the groin during a 2012 Thanksgiving Day game.

After the contest, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne, Rodgers spoke about Suh's actions:

This latest incident may not be as clear as his past actions. Did Suh intentionally step on Rodgers' leg?

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