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Ndamukong Suh won’t be suspended, could be fined

Matt Schaub’s discomfort was apparent. Was Ndamukong Suh’s intent malevolent?(Paul Sancya / AP)

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will not be suspended for the kick he delivered to the groin of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on Thanksgiving.

“Our office has notified the Lions that [Suh] will not be suspended for last Thursday’s incident. It will be reviewed for a potential fine,” Greg Aiello, the NFL’s senior vice president of communications, announced in a tweet Monday afternoon.

Schaub was highly critical of Suh in comments on Houston SportsRadio 610 on Monday morning, saying he wouldn’t want him for a teammate. “No, you don’t want a player like that,” Schaub said. “The stuff that he stands for and the type of player he is, that’s not Houston Texan worthy. That’s not what we’re about as a football team, as individuals, as collectively as a group. We’re not that type of person.”

Suh was not penalized on the play. Last year, he was fined and suspended for two games for a Thanksgiving Day stomp of the Green Bay Packers’ Evan Dietrich-Smith.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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