The NFL on Monday overturned its one-game suspension imposed on Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for stepping on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during Sunday’s game.
Suh who has a history of cheap shots and dirty plays was seen on camera stomping on Aaron Rogers previously injured leg.
During appeal, Ndamukong Suh said his feet were numb from cold and he couldn’t tell difference between Aaron Rodgers’ feet and the ground.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2014
The former Nebraska All-American had appealed the suspension saying that his feet were numb from cold and that he couldn’t tell the difference between Aaron Rodgers’ feet and the ground. Breitbart News reported on Tuesday that Suh’s appeal would be heard by former NFL defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell.
Suh did not get through the appeals process entirely unscathed. Sports Illustrated reported that he will still have to pay a $70,000 fine.
However, the NFL’s 2010 second overall draft choice will now be eligible to play in Detroit’s playoff game against Dallas on Sunday. The Lions look to put an end to a twenty-three year drought of not winning a postseason game.
On his Tuesday radio show, Rodgers said that after Suh had stepped on him he thought he may have torn his Achilles tendon. “That’s why I kind of stayed down. It was a very painful sensation.”
He added that “if you step on somebody in everyday life or you step on somebody on the field, the first reaction seems to be looking back and maybe apologizing with your hands or maybe pulling your foot back right away, and I’m just not sure that might have happened on Sunday.”