Merton Hanks fined Ndamukong Suh to get his attention

NFL VP of Operations Merton Hanks admitted on NFL Total Access that he decided to fine Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh $31,500  for his hit on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden last week because he wanted to get his attention.

“The fine amount is more than the minimum because he is a repeat offender and I wanted to get Ndamukong Suh’s attention in this regard,” Hanks said via the Detroit Free Press. “I’ve got to help him course correct.”

Hanks was asked why he didn’t suspend Suh.

“In the big scheme of things, it’s not an egregious play,” Hanks said. “It is a violation, that’s why he was fined.”

Many people didn’t believe Suh should have been fined.  But the NFL is clearly trying to get him to change the way he plays but taking money from him.



  1. Doc Holliday says

    There were a lot of hits last week with the helmet leading that was not called by officals, yet Mr. Hanks did not look at those hits nor did the officals do their job by flaggin the defensive players. maybe we should start fining the refs when they miss those calls to get the refs attention to call all violations. The NFL have the videos of the games why don’t they look at every game and just pass out fines from watching the films of the games.

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