Ndamukong Suh fined $30,000 by NFL for groin kick


Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says he doesn't have to apologize for kicking Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin. Suh does have to pay a hefty fine to the NFL, though.

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Suh will pay a $30,000 fine for his hit, a source informed of the fine told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, although Suh claims the kick was unintentional. The NFL had a hard time determining intent in this case. Otherwise, we suspect the fine would have been higher and Suh could have been suspended.

Suh believes he's an unnecessary target for negative stories, but he continues to find himself in the headlines because of his actions on the field and in his car. He has lost $243,147 in fines and lost income, according to the Detroit Free Press. Another recent traffic violation spurred Lions coach Jim Schwartz to say that every NFL player should hire a driver.

For now, Suh can just ask his agent to appeal the fine if he believes he was wronged.

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