Ndamukong Suh on Aaron Rodgers incident: My feet were numb from the cold
How did Ndamukong Suh manage to win his appeal and have his one-game suspension reduced to a $70,000 fine? It’s simple, really — the Detroit Lions star went with the old “I couldn’t feel my feet” excuse.
We’re not joking. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Suh insisted he accidentally stepped on Rodgers’ leg because of the cold weather.
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
You can watch the video of Suh stepping on Rodgers with his “numb” foot here.
If you initially believed that Suh unintentionally stepped on Rodgers, this should convince you otherwise.
That has to be the most ridiculous excuse I have ever heard, but apparently appeals officer Ted Cottrell bought it. We would have rather seen the NFL just come out and say, “We don’t want one of the league’s most dynamic players to be on the sideline for a postseason game.”
Temperatures were in the 20’s during the Packers-Lions game at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Is that cold? Yes. Is it cold enough that your feet go completely numb while you’re running around playing football? Probably not.
Let me guess, that time Suh stomped on a Packers opponent in Detroit must have had to do with heat exhaustion. They really need to learn to control the temperature more efficiently at Ford Field.