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Ndamukong Suh Suspension: League To Announce Appeal Verdict On Friday

The Detroit Lions will know by the end of Friday if they'll have defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in the lineup for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. According to Pro Football Talk, the league office will announce by the end of the day what the verdict is on Suh's appeal to a two-game suspension. The league offered an expedited hearing for the appeal so Suh could argue his case as to why he shouldn't miss any time for the incident, which has been defined as the stomping of Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.

Though Suh was suspended for two games (As PFT notes, the harshest punishment since Albert Haynesworth stomped Andre Gurode), he's not just appealing to suit up for both games. Failing to convince the league of the entirety of his innocence, he's trying to get the suspension reduced to just one game, which means he'd miss Sunday's game against the Saints.

The hearing took place over the phone on Thursday, and the final decision will go to Art Shell on Friday.