Former Husker and Detroit defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh was fined $15,000 by the NFL after drawing an unnecessary roughness penalty for a hit on Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler last weekend. Suh, said he plans to appeal.
The penalty came in the fourth quarter of the Lions-Bears game when Suh sent Cutler to the ground with what appeared to be a hard shove to the upper back after the quarterback ran for 8 yards. Referee Ed Hochuli called the play “an unnecessary non-football act.” Lions coach Jim Schwartz disagreed with the call.
It eventually helped lead to the Bears score the go-ahead and winning touchdown.