NFL notebook: Suh will appeal $100K fine
By Wire Reports
Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 7:36 p.m.
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says he isn't going to change what he does on the field.
And he's appealing his latest fine, too.
Suh was fined $100,000 for an illegal block on a Minnesota Vikings player in the Detroit Lions' season-opening win last weekend. It is the NFL's biggest monetary fine for on-field conduct, not including the dollars lost by players due to suspensions.
“It's going through the appeals process,” Suh said.
Suh vowed that he's not going to change his ways on the field, including when Detroit (1-0) goes on the road to play the Arizona Cardinals (0-1) on Sunday.
“I'm going to continue to play hard, blue-collar football,” he said.
Chiefs RB Charles expected to play
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is expected to be available for Sunday's game against the Cowboys after bruising his quad in last weekend's win at Jacksonville.
“I'm feeling good,” Charles said on a conference call with Dallas writers. “My mind is in a good place. My head. I'm focused on Sunday, just trying to get better in between the week.”
Fox irate over Miller's latest problems
Broncos head coach John Fox said the team is “not happy about” star linebacker Von Miller's latest off-field transgression.
Miller, currently serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, was cited for speeding and driving with a suspended license last week near his home in Arapahoe County after being pulled over for driving 13 mph above the speed limit. Colts' owner wants Luck protected better
Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted Wednesday that he “demands” a better effort this week after Sunday's effort against Oakland. Quarterback Andrew Luck was sacked four times in the win.
Weeden calls Oklahoma State allegations ‘comical'
Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden called Sports Illustrated's allegations of widespread corruption within Oklahoma State's football program “comical” and said one of the magazine's reporters has an agenda against the school.
Weeden, who set numerous records at Oklahoma State from 2008-11, said he “literally laughed out loud” while reading the first part of SI's investigative series.
Browns rookie LB Mingo good to go
Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo was cleared to play and is expected his NFL debut this week after being sidelined with a bruised lung.
Rams coach Fisher squashes USC rumors
Rams coach Jeff Fisher squelched talk he might be in line to be the next coach at Southern California, where he played in college.
Fisher called the speculation “absurd.” He joked when first asked about USC whether that meant South Carolina.
Fisher is in the second year of a five-year contract with the Rams, who won the season opener for the first time since 2006.
Goodell: NFL should listen to Redskins' protests
Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL has to pay attention to those who are offended by the Redskins nickname.
Goodell told 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday he is “always sensitive to what impacts on the league” and that includes “making sure that we're doing what's right here.”
Around the league
Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley will not play in the team's game at New England on Thursday night because of a concussion. … Patriots tight end Zach Sudfeld (hamstring) was limited in practice and is questionable for Thursday night's game. … Defensive tackle Kevin Williams returned to practice for the Vikings after missing the season opener with an injured right knee.
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