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.