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Peter King Says Ndamukong Suh Should Get Counseling, Suspension From Detroit Lions

The drama surrounding Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is something that never completely goes away -- it more or less waxes and wanes from time to time. Lately it's been at a fever pitch with the recent stomping incident in the Green Bay Packers game, and now Suh likely faces a suspension from Roger Goodell of some kind. Peter King of Sports Illustrated says it will likely be for one game and possibly more, but that more is needed. King also recommends anger management counseling from the Lions given the notion that they might have been enabling his behavior.

"The entire atmosphere around the Lions had led to the popular theory in league circles that the club has been enabling Suh by not being tougher on him after a string of league violations in the first 15 months of his NFL career," writes King. "Maybe that's changing now. If Schwartz wasn't tougher on Suh Friday when they spoke, then he's one of the enablers. But I have a feeling he finally told Suh to erase his violent streak, and soon, or his career's going to be a string of strong football punctuated far too often by fines and suspensions."

Goodell should announce his decision later this week and it will be interesting to see what he faces. The only suspension longer than one game is Albert Haynesworth, who earned five games for injuring Andre Gurode for stomping on his head. King notes that Suh already served nearly half a game already so that might come into play. Either way, Suh will be under a microscope going forward.