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In what it is calling “the only fitting way” to end a season marked by continual unsportsmanlike conduct and accompanying disciplinary action, the NFL announced Friday it had fined Ndamukong Suh an additional $75,000 just to finish things off.

You have the meteorologist, for sure, but you also have the producer who loads the “wx” into the script/rundown, and the graphics techs who run the system that creates what you see on your screen.

Not a single of of those people were able to spot such a ridiculous error as thinking that a Chargers-Lions playoff game could even exist that was not the Super Bowl, or that the Chargers did not even make the playoffs and the Lions were knocked out last week.

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndmaukong Suh’s statistics declined during the 2011 season, but his impact remained the same, according to general manager Martin Mayhew.

Over 10 years removed from his NFL playing days, the ex-Detroit Lions quarterback was in jail after being arrested for a second DUI and for not following the instructions his judge presented him.

 And, yet, Hipple didn’t care. Suffering from his own depression demons for most of his life, those issues were now compounded by what happened one April night in 2000, when his only son, Jeff, committed suicide. He was self-medicating with alcohol and drugs, spiraling out of control.

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