Make no mistake about it. Ndamukong Suhs latest fine was another message being sent to him from the NFL.
Merton Hanks admits it.
Hanks, the leagues vice president of operations, explained the 31,500 fine for Suhs hit last Sunday on Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden during an interview with the NFL Network.
The fine amount is more than the minimum because he is a repeat offender and I wanted to get Ndamukong Suhs attention in this regard, said Hanks, a former NFL player. Ive got to help him course-correct.
Suh didnt get penalized on the play, but Hanks determined that the Lions often-disciplined defensive tackle led with his helmet to Weedens body.
Whats interesting is that Cleveland linebacker Quentin Groves made a similar hit on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in the same game. Groves was called for a penalty but he didnt get fined by the league.
Its a perfect example of the leagues controversial and inconsistent system for handing out fines these days in an effort to i...