Lions to make do without that guy named Suh against New Orleans Saints
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh lost his appeal of a two-game suspension Friday and will not play Sunday night against the Saints. The NFL announced that its hearing officer, after considering Suh's case, rejected his appeal. The suspension was imposed after the Lions' Thanksgiving loss to the Packers in which Suh, after the Lions had stopped Green Bay near the goal line on third down, ground the head of Packers guard Evan Dietrach-Smith into the Ford Field turf and then stomped on his arm. Suh was ejected and flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, a penalty that gave Green Bay a new set of downs and led to a touchdown.
The lapse of control was the latest in a string of incidents involving the second-year player out of Nebraska, who in 2010 was the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year. Suh has been fined or suspended for five on-field incidents.
Art Shell, a former NFL offensive lineman and one of two appeals hearing officers appointed by the league and the players' union, notified Suh of the decision Friday afternoon, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.
"We respect the disciplinary process," said Lions President Tom Lewand on the team's website. "Obviously today's ruling does not impact our preparations for this week's game. We remain exclusively focused on the New Orleans Saints."
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