Players who behaved badly may not draw suspensions

Posted: November 27, 2012

Detroit's Ndamukong Suh - who was twice named the NFL's dirtiest player in Sporting News player polls - will not be suspended for kicking Houston quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin in the Lions' 34-31 overtime loss on Thanksgiving Day.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted Monday that although the defensive tackle will not be suspended, the play "will be reviewed for a potential fine."

Suh extended his foot and kicked Schaub as the tackle was being spun to the ground during a pass rush. It could have been accidental. Schaub said Monday that he wouldn't want Suh as a teammate.

"The stuff that he stands for and the type of player he is, that's not Houston Texan-worthy," Schaub said in a radio interview.

We tend to agree.

We're not saying Suh got away with something, but the kick looked awfully suspicious. Still, we're legally bound to point out that Suh - despite a well-earned reputation for taking cheap shots - was not penalized on that play.

A person familiar with the decision says the NFL will not be suspending Saints starting defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley for his kick to the back of offensive lineman Alex Boone's helmet in the final minutes of San Francisco's 31-21 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.

Giants on the run?

With a crushing, 38-10 win over the Packers late Sunday night, the Giants gave the rest of the NFL something to worry about: Could this be the start of another late-season title run?

The win snapped a two-game losing streak and gave the Giants (7-4) a two-game lead in the NFC East with five games left in the regular season. The dominating performance also ended a five-game winning streak for the Packers (7-4), who fell a game behind Chicago in the NFC North.

Yep. Time to treat these Giants like giants.

Catch of the day

Giants tight end Martellus Bennett broke the fall of a man who fell over a railing at MetLife Stadium trying to grab a glove the player was handing to a child after Sunday's win.

The fan, who was not identified, was taken away by New Jersey state troopers. He did not appear to be hurt in the fall from the lowest level of seating, a distance of 10 feet or less.

Bennett said the child ducked as the man reached over him, causing the man to fall over the railing.

"I just caught him. It wasn't that big of a deal," Bennett said Monday.


This article contains information from Inquirer wire services.

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