The Detroit Lions have only played one game but that was enough to get Ndamukong Suh in the headlines once again. This time it is for his low hit on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan. The infraction negated DeAndre Levy‘s interception return for a touchdown.
The league is still reviewing the play and Jim Schwartz said during his press conference today that he hasn’t heard anything from league offices. Earlier reports said that “all options are on the table” and while that would seem to indicate Suh could receive a suspension, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport says that is not likely:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2013
Suh said that he and Sullivan had a conversation after the game and that all was good between the two. Sullivan joined Minneapolis sports radio station KFAN earlier today and commented on the incident:
“I don’t think he was trying to hurt me,” Sullivan continued. “But there need be consequences when guys don’t respect the careers of other players.”
It’s more bad press for a player trying to become a legitimate team leader. At least it looks like he will have the opportunity to play a clean game next week rather than having to serve a suspension.