Ndamukong Suh, Jim Schwartz to meet with Roger Goodell
Ndamukong Sug wants to know where the line is.
So, he’s going to go ask the men who draw it.
The Detroit Lions defensive tackle has been fined three times over two seasons for illegal hits and he wants to know where the line is and presumably how to stay on the right side of it. Suh has gotten a lot of attention for allegedly being a dirty player and he wants to end that.
“It's more or less just to get an understanding of how they want to look at my play,” Suh said, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. “It's just an opportunity to have a great dialogue and see what I can take out of the meeting. If it's nothing, then it's nothing. If it's something, then it's something.
“Go back and watch the film and then come to me and point to where I made mistakes. Point to where I cut somebody, where I hit somebody late in the back. Let me know. I want to see it."
According to the report, Suh requested the meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell more than a month ago. Operations executives Ray Anderson, Merton Hanks and director of officiating Carl Johnson are expected to attend along with operations consultant Jeff Fisher. Interestingly, Lions coach Jim Schwartz is also expected to attend.
McCosky writes the Lions were disappointed that NFL.com, the league’s Web site, touted the game Sunday against Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos as good vs. evil. The insinuation, of course, is that Suh is the bad guy.
“I don't think that's appropriate at all for anybody associated with the game to bill it that way and it was especially disappointing coming from an arm of the NFL," Schwartz said. "It wasn't a rallying cry or anything else but it was disappointing and I don't think it was appropriate. We are trying to win games. We're certainly not trying to market ourselves that way."
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