The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are meeting in Detroit for the Lions annual Thanksgiving football game and already we've seen a pair of ejections. First, it was the Packers' Pat Lee who got kicked out for fighting and now in the third quarter the Lions' Ndamukong Suh has been ejected.
Suh and Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith got tangled up on the ground and it appeared Suh was holding Dietrich-Smith's head into the ground. The officials came to break it up and replays show that Suh stands up and clearly kicks Dietrich-Smith, which is ultimately the reason he was ejected.
This is a massive loss for the Lions as Suh is easily the best player on the defense, and among the best in the entire NFL. Suh has gained a reputation as a dirty player for multiple illegal hits and even recently met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clear the air on some of those hits but apparently that didn't help in this situation.
Bad news for the Lions. The'yre trailing the Packers, 7-0, and they just lost their best player.
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