Lions' Ndamukong Suh is now $100K poorer after being hit with this large fine for an illegal block. This must have pro football players worried and wondering if perhaps they could be insured against such large fines. NFL reported on Sept. 10, 2013, "NFL fines Lions' Ndamukong Suh $100K for illegal block." The NFL has hit Ndamukong Suh with a costly message about his questionable activities on the field.
NFL media's Albert Breer has reported that NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks has informed Suh that he has been fined $100,000 for his unnecessary roughness penalty in the Detroit Lions' 34-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday. This is the largest financial penalty for an on-field violation in the history of the NFL.
Suh was cited for a personal foul after he blindsided Vikings center John Sullivan with a hard hit to his knees. Sullivan was not seriously injured, but he said, there needs to be "consequences when guys don't respect the careers of other players."
USA Today has reported, "Ndamukong Suh fined $100,000 for illegal block." Suh has not been available to comment on this matter. However, some of his teammates said that he apologized for the play. Suh has been fined for violations before, and this large punishment has made it clear more violations may lead to a suspension.