The NFL rejected Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's appeal of his $100,000 for an illegal low block on Vikings center John Sullivan in Week 1. (Daniel Mears / Detroit News)
More than a month after the incident, the NFL denied Ndamukong Suh’s appeal of his $100,000 fine for an illegal low block against Vikings center John Sullivan in Week 1, according to the Associated Press.
The Lions defensive tackle said he planned to appeal the fine a few days after the Sept. 8 win, but his agent Roosevelt Barnes received the appeal officer’s ruling Friday.
Suh’s fine was the largest for a single play in NFL history, and the league made the ruling largely due to his past offenses. Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson, also a repeat offender, received a $100,000 fine for a Week 2 head shot on New Orleans running back Darren Sproles, but that came after he successfully appealed a one-game suspension.
Suh blocked Sullivan at the knees after linebacker DeAndre Levy caught an interception.
The prevailing opinion is that another dangerous play by Suh will result in a suspension, but he was not punished for his tripping penalty against Green Bay.