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article imageDid Ndamukong Suh intentionally stomp on Aaron Rodgers' ankle?

By David Silverberg     Dec 28, 2014 in Sports
In a pivotal NFC North game, attention momentarily swayed to Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who stepped on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' leg TWICE after the star quarterback hurt his leg in the second quarter.
In the fourth quarter with more than five minutes remaining, Rodgers lasered a complete pass but was hit after the throw by Suh, but not hard enough to warrant a roughing-the-passer penalty.
With Rodgers down, and Suh back-pedalling, he stepped on Rodgers' ankle twice, but it's not clear if the play was intentional or accidental.
Rodgers was visibly annoyed and shoved Suh on the hip, then pleaded to the referee about the incident.. There was no penalty on the play.
Suh didn't turn around or say anything to Rodgers.
Coincidentally enough (or maybe not so coincidental), Suh was stepping on the same calf Rodgers hurt in the first half of the game. Rodgers injured his leg after a remarkable red-zone touchdown pass that had him coming up gimpy.
This is hardly the first time Suh has been caught on video stomping on opponents' limbs. In fact, he is known to be such a dirty player he has entire GIF-based articles devoted to his most unsportsmanlike plays. Packers fan remember Suh well, because four years ago Suh stomped on another Green Bay player but this time kicking the linesman's chest. Suh was ejected, suspended 2 games with no pay and fined $25,000 by the Lions.
Learn more about Suh, his mentality, his history in this fantastic ESPN documentary:
The Packers eventually won the important game 30-20 and earn a playoff-round bye, so they'll rest before facing Dallas or Carolina or Arizona two weeks from today.
The Lions loss means they'll square off against the Dallas Cowboys next week in a wild card match-up.
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