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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 10/30/2011

NFL Week 8 live: Ndamukong Suh asks for meeting with NFL officials (updated)

Updated at 5:44 p.m.

Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh will get his requested meeting with NFL officials Tuesday in New York.

Suh, Fox’s Jay Glazer reported, is looking to “get clarity on plays he’s been flagged and fined, explain his side to get on same page to hopefully curb them.” Lions Coach Jim Schwartz may accompany Suh, Glazer says.

Suh was the target of trash-talk allegations from Atlanta Falcons players last week and there’s a debate about whether the 2010 Defensive Rookie of the Year is blossoming into a dirty player. In 1 1/2 seasons in the league, he has been fined $42,500 (most recently for a preseason hit on Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals).

The NFL late Sunday clarified that the meeting has been in the works for a while. In an email to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Flori, spokesman Greg Aiello wrote:

“Commissioner Goodell and his staff have had many meetings with players, both individually and in groups. This particular meeting [on Tuesday during the Lions’ bye week] has been in the works for several weeks and grew out of Commissioner Goodell’s respect for Ndamukong Suh and Ndamukong’s desire to gain a deeper understanding of NFL rules and policies.
“Ndamukong reached out more than a month ago to the Commissioner, who offered him the opportunity to meet with the football operations football people that are responsible for enforcing the rules. Tuesday’s meeting will include Ray Anderson, Merton Hanks, Carl Johnson and former Competition Committee co-chair and current NFL Football Operations consultant Jeff Fisher.  The Commissioner also invited Ndamukong to bring a Lions coach to the meeting.  Ndamukong has spoken previously to both independent appeals officers for on-field discipline, Art Shell and Ted Cottrell.”

Elsewhere Sunday morning, former Steelers coach Bill Cowher indicated on CBS’ “NFL Today” that he doesn’t plan to coach next year. So there.

Nice try by Donte’ Stallworth on Twitter: “No need to show up at the #RogersCentre today fellas, the game has been canceled :( ---> @NickBarnett @kirkmorrison @shawnemerriman.”

Tweet here with #nflwp and join me after the Redskins-Bills game in Toronto for a quick chat.

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