Ndamukong Suh (USA Today Sports Images)
After a tackle of Bucs running back Bobby Rainey for a three-yard loss in the game, an overexcited Suh made the gesture — which was banned by the NFL in 1999.
Suh now has been fined three times this season for a whopping total of $139,375. He was fined $100,000 for an illegal low block against Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan after a turnover in Week 1, and later $31,500 for a roughing-the-passer foul against Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden in Week 6.
His past indiscretions have been well-documented. In 2011, he was suspended two games after pushing the head of and stomping on the arm of Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving, and one year later — on the same holiday — Suh was fined $30,000 for a kick to the groin of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub. Suh previously had been fined for several other questionable hits and once was named, in a poll of NFL players, the dirtiest player in the NFL by The Sporting News.
In the 40-10 Thanksgiving beat-down of the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Suh was a monster, collecting a sack (one of seven for the Lions) for a safety, hitting quarterback Matt Flynn twice, batting down a pass and managing to keep his composure in what was a tense game early on with all the pregame talking from the Packers' Josh Sitton about the Lions' defensive line and coaches.
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