Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh wins appeal of suspension, will play Sunday against Dallas

December 31, 2014

Lions star defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh is now eligible to play in Detroit’s Wild Card playoff game on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys following his successful appeal of his one game suspension,  the NFL announced.

Ted Cottrell, the hearing officer in the appeal, has reduced the discipline to only a $70,000 fine with no other punishment.  Cottrell is jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and NFL Players Association to hear and decide appeals for on-field player discipline.

Suh was suspended on Monday for one game without pay by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks for violating safety-related playing rules prohibiting unnecessary roughness.  Specifically, Suh had stepped on the leg of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, an act Hanks deemed intentional.

The Lions have the NFL's top-ranked rushing defense, and Suh is one of the main reasons for that unit's success.  Because the Cowboys have such a strong running game with DeMarco Murray and their powerful offensive line, Suh's presence will be vital this Sunday in containing the Dallas offense.

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