NFL Fines supposedly go to charity. These charities could fund themselves for years based on Lions DT Ndamukong Suh’s fines. Suh has been fined again, this time for a hit on Brandon Weeden:
Source close to Ndamukong Suh confirms that Suh has been fined $31,500 by the NFL for a hit on Browns QB Brandon Weeden
— Mike O'Hara (@MikeOHaraNFL) October 16, 2013
We knew something could come from this when VP of Officials Dean Blandino was heard saying this:
“No. 90 hits the quarterback, lowers his head, and it was not called. [It’s a] potential helmet to the body,” Blandino told a room full of NFL executives Monday
Suh has accumulated over $200,000 in fines over his career. For what it’s worth, the play was not flagged on the field. At this point though, Suh has lost all benefit of the doubt and will be fined regardless. Looking at the hit below though, I don’t know if this is worth $31,500. I’m sure he will appeal.