Ndamukong Suh appeals 2-game suspension

Ndamukong Suh will appeal his two-game suspension for stomping on a Green Bay Packers offensive lineman.

Hall of Famer Art Shell will hear Suh’s appeal, according to the Detroit Free Press, and the hearing is expected to be expedited before this weekend’s games.

Right now, Suh is on the outside looking in with the Lions playing at New Orleans on Sunday and against the Minnesota Vikings the following week at Ford Field.

The unpaid suspension will cost Suh more than $165,000. He is not permitted to be at the team’s facility during the suspension. The Lions will also be fined $50,000 for exceeding $100,000 in fines as a team.

“Everybody’s responsible for their actions and accountable for it,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said during his weekly show on WXY-FM. “The league has decided to suspend him two games. That’s something that we have to deal with, we have to live with, and we have to find a way to get past it.

“We’ll defend our players for everything they do from snap to whistle, and we want to be known as a tough, physical team that plays as hard as they possibly can. But anything that happens after the whistle ... we need to be accountable for it, we need to move on, and we need to get ready for the Saints.”

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