Ndamukong Suh will be suspended for two games for shoving an opponent's head into the ground and then stomping on him, and then later denying he intentionally did it, sources told ESPN.
The Detroit Lions defensive tackle was ejected from the Thanksgiving game against the Green Bay Packers when officials caught Suh dragging down guard Evan Dietrich-Smith, and then pushing Dietrich-Smith's head down into the turf four times, before Packer offensive lineman came to their teammate's aid. When Suh was pushed off of Dietrich-Smith, Suh stomped on his right arm.
The officials flagged Suh for an unsportsmanlike penalty, and ejected the second year star.
In a post-game press conference, Suh said he was seen pushing Dietrich-Smith's helmet down because he was trying to remove himself from the situation. When asked about whether he intentionally stomped on Dietrich-Smith, Suh said he was on one leg and was being pushed by Packer linemen, so he pushed down forcibly to get himself out of the situation.
Suh has since changed his stance on his actions.
My reaction on Thursday was unacceptable, Suh wrote on his Facebook page. I made a mistake, and have learned from it. I hope to direct the focus back to the task at hand - by winning.
The exact length of the suspension won't be announced until as early as Tuesday. A two game-ban would cost Suh $164,000 in salary. Sources also believe that Suh will be required to take anger-management classes.
This is not the first time Suh has been the subject of scrutiny for dirty play. Last season, in a preseason game, Suh roughed up quarterback Jake Delhomme by grabbing his facemask, and then yanking him to the ground.
The 2010 Defensive Rookie of the Year was also fined for a hit on Chicago's Jay Cutler.
In a preseason game this season, Suh grabbed Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton and threw Dalton to the turf after he had gotten rid of the ball.
Suh was also accused of taunting quarterback Matt Ryan when the quarterback suffered a serious leg injury.
Here is the video from the stomp: