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Darnell Dockett’s dirty move of stepping on Rams lineman’s hand will likely draw NFL punishment

Frank Schwab
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Darnell Dockett can expect to hear from the NFL offices this week.

The Arizona defensive lineman, a heck of a player who is also well known for his stream-of-consciousness thoughts on Twitter, won't get away with purposely stepping on the hand of a Rams offensive lineman during Sunday's game.

At the end of a run by Rams back Zac Stacy in the third quarter of Sunday's game, Dockett came in a bit late, then Rams offensive lineman Chris Williams knocked Dockett off of Stacy. No big deal if it ends there. But Dockett got up and as Williams was on the ground, Dockett went out of his way to lunge forward and stomp on Williams' hand. Dockett's teammates immediately led him away from Williams.

When Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stomped on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith's arm in 2011, he was suspended two games. Dockett doesn't have the history with the NFL that Suh does, but the league isn't going to let this go without at least a hefty fine.

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