Suh slapped with $100K fine for illegal block

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm •  Published: September 10, 2013
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Burleson was taken aback when told of Suh's fine.

"Oh, baby! For real? Are you serious? A hundred stacks?" Burleson said. "That's one of the biggest I've heard of, but when you have a guy who people look at as quote-unquote dirty, a play that might not be as dirty could be deemed as such, and you're going to have to deal with the consequences. So it's tough. I hope he appeals it, because I don't think that was worthy of being fined $100,000."

Suh has also been fined in previous seasons for roughing up quarterbacks Andy Dalton, Jay Cutler and Jake Delhomme.

"He plays with such aggression," Lions center Dominic Raiola said. "He really plays hard, and plays to the whistle every play."

When asked what he would think if a player with a track record rolled up on his knees and was fined $100,000, Raiola was unsure.

"I don't know if he really went down," Raiola said. "I think he kind of hit him on the hip and fell. ... That's out of my hands."

Suh was named a defensive captain for the Lions this season, and they're hoping his fourth year as a pro will be a productive one. Raiola said Suh's talk with the team Tuesday was a good step.

"That's all part of his leadership role this year," Raiola said. "We respect that, and I'm just glad we're not losing him for any games."

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