Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh fined $30,000 for Thanksgiving game groin incident

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
  
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $30,000 by the NFL on Wednesday, but says he didn't kick Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on purpose.
  
That's why Suh insisted he doesn't need to apologize to Schaub.
  
Suh spoke to reporters Wednesday for the first time since his left cleat connected with Schaub's groin area in Detroit's loss to Houston last Thursday.
  
Suh dodged another suspension from the league, which has fined him instead for his latest questionable move on the field.
  
His reputation, though, has taken another hit.
  
The NFL suspended Suh for two games last season after he stomped on Green Bay's Evan Dietrich-Smith in a Thanksgiving game. Suh said he was sorry to Dietrich-Smith.

It wasn't clear on replays Thursday whether it was intentional.

VIDEO: Watch a replay of the controversial kick on YouTube .

"I really don't have anything to say about that play or that person," Schaub said.

Suh was on his chest, taken down by an offensive lineman, when he extended his left foot below Schaub's belt. Suh didn't talk to reporters after the game.

Last year on Thanksgiving, Suh was ejected for stomping on the right arm of Green Bay offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith and was suspended for two games.

Suh has been fined in previous seasons for roughing up quarterbacks: Cincinnati's Andy Dalton, Chicago's Jay Cutler and Cleveland's Jake Delhomme.

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