When fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers saw video of what looked like Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh leg-whipping Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the waning minutes of the Week 6 game, they wanted blood. Although blood might be a bit extreme, with Suh's history of inappropriate actions on the field, a fine would certainly suffice.
The Steelers felt the same, and sent the video of the play to the NFL for review. The league office saw the video, and dismissed the case, per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Ndamukong Suh was not fined for a pass rush late in Steelers-Dolphins as he appeared to attempt a kick of Ben Roethlisberger’s knee.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 21, 2016
The play itself certainly looks strange, and Dolphins head coach Adam Gase feels Suh was "just trying to make a play". Call me crazy, but I haven't seen too many plays where a player has to throw his leg out at an opposing quarterback in an attempt to bring them down.
Nonetheless, check out the play one more time, and you be the judge. Was Roger Goodell being a bit too lenient with a player with a history such as Suh's, or was the play just a fluke?
Here is what Steelers asked the league to review: Suh reaching out his leg to kick Roethlisberger. https://t.co/tPbXSSPFcL— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) October 20, 2016