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                  === Suh fined $30K for Thanksgiving kick ===
 
 New  York,  NY (Sports Network)  - The NFL announced  on Wednesday that it has
 fined  Detroit  Lions defensive tackle  Ndamukong Suh  $30,000 for his kick to
 Houston  Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on Thanksgiving Day.
 
 Earlier  in the  week, the  NFL  declined to  suspend Suh,  though the  league
 did  not  rule  out  fining  the controversial  lineman  for  his  actions  on
 Thanksgiving  which saw  him kick  Schaub in  the groin  while falling  to the
 ground  during  a pass rush in  the first quarter of Thursday's 34-31 overtime
 loss to the Texans.
 
 Suh  has a  well-documented  history  of on-field  violations  and was  handed
 a  2-game ban  last  season for  stomping  on  the arm  of  Green Bay  Packers
 offensive lineman Evan  Dietrich-Smith  during a  2011 Thanksgiving  matchup,
 
 "I  think  I'm going to  always be  punished in some  form or fashion for last
 Thanksgiving,"  said Suh  after Wednesday's practice. "I apologized for it and
 I'm  going  to continue to  apologize for it.  It's something that happened, a
 mistake  that I  made. I'm going to  continue to move past it. Some people may
 not. Some people will."
 
 Suh, voted the league's dirtiest player in a recent poll taken by the Sporting
 News,   has  been  fined  numerous  times  by  the  league  for  flagrant  and
 overaggressive  play  during his three-year  career. His most notorious moment
 came  during Thanksgiving of last season, when he pushed Dietrich-Smith's head
 to  the  turf and  deliberately stepped  on his arm  in a nationally televised
 clash with the Packers.
 
 The  2010  NFL Defensive Rookie of  the Year was immediately ejected from that
 game and forced to sit out two others without pay.
 
 Suh  also incurred a $20,000 fine for an illegal hit on Cincinnati quarterback
 Andy  Dalton during the 2011 preseason and was fined twice for unsportsmanlike
 conduct during his rookie campaign of 2010.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11/28 17:35:33 ET