ALBERT HAYNESWORTH’S STOMP-2006
Five years ago , Albert Haynesworth, then of the Tennessee Titans, stomped on Dallas Cowboy center Andre Gurode’s head, knocking off his helmet. The 6 foot 6 inch tackle then kicked and stomped the side of his face. Gurode needed 30 stitches to close the cuts left by Hayneworth’s cleats. He was suspended for five games without pay; more than twice the length of the previous longest suspension for flagrant unnecessary roughness.
NDAMUKONG SUH’S STOMP-2011
History repeated itself in a Thanksgiving Day game featuring the Packers and the Lions. Green Bay was stopped on 3rd and goal and when several players were on the ground. Ndamukong Suh pressed fallen offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith’s head into the turf three times, then got up and stomped on his right arm as he left the pile. He was penalized and then ejected from the game. Suh said later, “My intentions were not to kick anybody.”..”I know what I did and the Man upstairs knows what I did.” Yeah, right, and so do the millions of people who watched this barbaric display while giving thanks with their families.
These two thugs, Suh and Haynesworth, are really one in the same. Both resorted to stomping defenseless players while being held on the ground and then kicked. Hopefully, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will slap Suh with the same kind of suspension that was enforced on Haynesworth five years ago. There is no place for this kind of dirty, deliberate, and demeaning type of actions by ‘professional’ football players. They make so much money that fines do not work. Like they do now with steroid use in MLB , the commissioner needs to establish a system where the first time something like what these two animals did happens, there are suspensions for 6 games. The second time, ban the player from playing for a year; third time ban them from football permanently. Then maybe our next Thanksgiving dinners won’t be interrupted by all of this unnecessary violence.