The Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh was fined $100,000 for an illegal block of Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan in Sunday’s game during Week 1 of NFL season.
The defensive tackle’s controversial hit on Sullivan happened during an interception return in the second quarter, costing the Lions 15 yards and overturning a touchdown. Detroit still won the game 34-24.
The substantial fine is nothing new for Suh, who has a record of unnecessary roughness against quarterbacks. Last year the NFL fined him $30,000 for kicking Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and suspended him for two games in 2011 for stepping on Green Bay’s Evan Deitrich-Smith.