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Detroit Lions defensive tackle receives fine for hit

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Suh is no stranger to a fine. (©GettyImages)
Suh is no stranger to a fine. (©GettyImages).

Detroit Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh's pocket has taken a whack after he was fined for delivering a hit of his own. 

Suh received a $31,500 fine after a hit on Cleveland Browns' quarterback Brandon Weeden, despite the incident not being flagged at the time.

It's not the first time Suh has been in trouble with NFL officials, the 26-year-old was hit with a $100,000 fine for a low block on centre John Sullivan in the week one clash with Minnesota.

The Lion's official website has quoted Suh as saying: "I think there has been a microscope on me since I was first drafted in 2010, since I'm a first round pick.

"There's always going to be a microscope on me no matter where it is. From the outside media, NFL, little kids to everybody there is going to somewhat of a microscope. My face is out there. It's just part of life."

As stated, Suh was a first round picking in the 2010 draft, and has been with the Detroit Lions ever since, picking up mixed reviews during that time.

Having won the NFL Rookie of the Year award in his first season, Suh was voted as the least popular player in the league in 2012.

While the fine won't please Suh, his coach Jim Schwartz seemed more concerned about the fact his man wasn't flagged for the hit at the time, he said: "Scrutiny is a part of this game. Particularly for high profile players and he certainly fits the bill as a high profile player.

"We want to avoid penalties. We don't want to put our team in a bad position. After that, there are a lot of things where they look one way when it's full speed and look another way when you slow them down."

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