Lions’ Suh won’t be fined for late hit on Chad Henne

ALLEN PARK — Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was not fined for his late hit on quarterback Chad Henne in last week’s exhibition win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Suh, who was penalized on the play, has not yet publicly addressed the hit, but some of his teammates said last week that the feeling in the organization was that the penalty was not worthy of a fine.

“I don’t think it was late or dirty,” defensive tackle C.J. Mosley said. “He took one step as the quarterback released the ball and he hit him. It’s just he hits so hard, so it looks bad. And in this league, they’re going to protect the quarterbacks.”

Suh had a clear path to Henne on the play, after evading his blocker while looping around Mosley and defensive end George Johnson. He hit Henne in the chest after the former Michigan star released the ball.

Entering his fifth NFL season, Suh has been fined eight times for $216,875 and suspended once. Last year, he was fined three times: $100,000 for a low block on an interception return, $31,500 for a late hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, and $7,875 for a throat-slash gesture.

Suh did not play in Thursday’s exhibition finale against the Buffalo Bills.


Posted by Tribune News Services

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