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Teammates: Suh's actions selfish; Lions brace for suspension

The Detroit Lions are bracing for an NFL-mandated suspension of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who stomped on Green Bay Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith in Thursday's game, with the only question being for how long. Several of Suh's teammates believe a suspension is warranted, given his repeated rule bending.

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Team sources said Sunday that some teammates believe Suh's actions are selfish, and they wish the Lions and/or league had done more to discipline the second-year pro in the past to curb his behavior. They wonder if these kind of acts will continue unless Suh is dealt with severely.

The Lions put out a statement this week condemning his actions -- something some players wish would have come sooner -- and the NFL continues to review the matter. A league source said the possibility of a multi-game suspension exists, but those have been very rare in the recent history of on-field discipline.

A final decision from the league will come early this week.

Follow Jason La Canfora on Twitter @JasonLaCanfora.

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