Ndamukong Suh Meets With NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
Ndamukong Suh met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday for clarification on fines and penalties. The Detroit Lions defensive lineman took issue with some of the penalty calls on him this season.
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Ndamukong Suh and the NFL league office haven't exactly seen eye to this season as the Detroit Lions defensive tackle has been hit with what might be more than his fair share of fines and penalties. All of that will likely change, however, considering Suh and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met to hash some things out this week.
"I'm the type of person that doesn't like to repeat mistakes, and that was the main thing that, more or less, he was emphasizing," Suh said. "I haven't really made any of the same mistakes that I've made in the past and continue to follow that trend, and (I'll) be fine."
Goodell and Suh apparently didn't agree on everything at the meeting, however.
"We looked over (certain plays), talked about them," he said. "We had our opinions about them. Nobody in this world agrees on everything."
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz also attended the meeting, though declined to comment on it.
Ndamukong Suh has taken issue with the NFL's calling him for certainly penalties and fining him for certain plays this season, so much so that the Detroit Lions defensive lineman requested a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Suh got that meeting with the league office on Tuesday and, after issuing a statement of his own, Commissioner Goodell als contributed his two cents.
"We appreciate that Ndamukong Suh, Coach Schwartz, and team president Tom Lewand took the time to meet with us today. Ndamukong plays the game with great skill and passion and is a major reason for the Lions' success this year," Goodell said in a statement.
"In the course of our dialogue today, we reviewed video showing that Ndamukong has clearly made the adjustments to play consistently within the rules so that he can continue to help the team. We commend Ndamukong's leadership in taking the initiative to schedule today's meeting."
Interesting that both Coach Schwartz and Lewand accompanied Suh on the meeting, but that probably was a good idea.
Ndamukong Suh, the Detroit Lions defensive lineman that seems to be the center of attention for both the opposing team's offensive line as well as the game's officials on occasion, decided that he wanted to speak to the NFL league office about a few fines and penalties handed down to him. The league office obliged this week, apparently, as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with the defensive tackle.
"I am very appreciative of the opportunity to sit and speak with the Commissioner and his staff to clarify a few questions about my play, and the game in general. I have gained a better understanding how I need to continue to play the game to help my team win," Suh said. "I look forward to the rest of the season and the doing everything we can to bring the Lombardi Trophy to Detroit."
Hopefully he won't have to alter his play too much, though, as it seemed the majority of his plays just come as a result of playing hard.