NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Ndamukong Suh of the Nebraska Cornhuskers stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as he holds up a Detroit Lions Jersey after Suh was picked #2 overall by the Lions during the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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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Roger Goodell Commended Ndamukong Suh's Leadership For Scheduling Meeting

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.

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Ndamukong Suh Talked Tuesday About Meeting With Roger Goodell, NFL League Office

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.

Suh released a statement on Tuesday regarding his meeting with Goodell.

"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.

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