Ndamukong Suh Apologized To Roger Goodell For Stomping Incident, According To Report

Ndamukong Suh called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Sunday night to apologize for stomping on Evan Dietrich-Smith during Thursday's game between the Lions and Packers, an unnamed league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Suh is still waiting for Goodell to decide what punishment he will receive for his actions, which resulted in his ejection from the game.

Schefter reported over the weekend that Suh would be suspended for at least two games, and most pundits seem to agree that he'll be docked at least one game. The Lions will face the Saints on Sunday Night Football in Week 13. Even if Suh is suspended, he'll be eligible in that game if he decides to appeal the decision. An appeal traditionally takes at least 10 days before it's heard, although there is no specific timetable in place.

Suh was widely criticized for his lack of remorse and outright denial of the incident immediately following the game, although he softened his stance the next day in a statement released on his Facebook page.

"My reaction on Thursday was unacceptable," the statement included. "I made a mistake, and have learned from it. I hope to direct the focus back to the task at hand -- by winning." 

For more on Suh, visit Lions blog Pride of Detroit.

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