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Suh says he has appealed fine

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said Wednesday that he is appealing the NFL's $100,000 fine for Sunday's low block of Vikings center John Sullivan during an interception return. Suh's agent, Roosevelt Barnes, said he expects the appeal to be heard this week.

"Everyone is talking about how Ndamukong shouldn't have blocked the 300-pound lineman because there was no way he was going to catch a linebacker," Barnes said. "If that's the case, the lineman should've known he wasn't going to catch the linebacker. But the lineman did attempt to catch the linebacker, and Ndamukong attempted to block him. But everyone wants to make Ndamukong out to be a villain."

Suh, who has earned 11 personal fouls over his four seasons, vowed he won't change the way he plays: "I'm going to continue to play hard, blue-collar football."

Ex-Bucs among Hall candidates: Ex-Bucs linebacker Derrick Brooks and running back Warrick Dunn and ex-Bucs coaches Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden are among 16 first-time candidates for the Hall of Fame. The 25 semifinalists will be announced in late November.

Redskins nickname: Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league should listen to those offended by the Redskins nickname. "If we are offending one person, we need to be listening and making sure we're doing the right things to try to address that," he said. But Goodell said changing the name remains in the hands of owner Dan Snyder. Snyder has vowed never to do so.

Broncos star's trouble: The Orange County (Calif.) District Attorney's Office issued an arrest warrant for Broncos linebacker Von Miller for failing to appear in court for a speeding ticket. His attorney Mark Schamel said, "I'm hoping to have this cleared up in the next 24 hours." Meanwhile, Miller, suspended for the season's first six games for violating the substance-abuse policy, was cited last week for speeding and driving with a suspended license. But reported the league will not increase the suspension under its personal-conduct policy.

Sanchez done? Jets QB Mark Sanchez likely will have season-ending right shoulder surgery, reported. Sanchez, hurt in a preseason game, has a labral tear, the report said.

Saints lose area grad: Saints starting nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley, a star at Florida State and Tampa's Chamberlain High, will miss several weeks with a calf injury, reported.

Browns: Rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo, who bruised a lung in a preseason game, returned to practice and is expected to play Sunday.

Chiefs: Running back Jamaal Charles, who left the opener with a bruised quad, participated in a walkthrough and is expected to play Sunday.

Cowboys: Defensive end Anthony Spencer, who missed all of the preseason and Week 1 recovering from left knee surgery, practiced and said he expects to play Sunday.

Falcons: Receiver Julio Jones didn't practice because of a knee injury. The team didn't disclose details of the injury or his status for Sunday.

Giants: Running back Da'Rel Scott hurt his knee during practice, New York's Daily News reported. The team was awaiting test results.

Ravens: Starting defensive lineman Arthur Jones, out since the final preseason game with a viral infection that caused a buildup of fluid near his heart, returned to practice.

Vikings: Starting defensive tackle Kevin Williams practiced for the first time since sustaining a bone bruise and hyperextension of his right knee during the third preseason game. The five-time All-Pro expects to play Sunday.

Fines: Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander said he was fined $15,750 for punching Seahawks right tackle Breno Giacomini on Sunday. … Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro was fined $7,875 for a late hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

Suh says he has appealed fine 09/11/13 [Last modified: Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:17am]
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