The ASSOCIATED PRESS
DETROIT – Ndamukong Suh might lose some money for his low blow against Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.
The Detroit Lions defensive tackle, though, will be able to play Sunday at home against the Indianapolis Colts.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted Monday that the Lions have been notified that Suh won’t be suspended for last Thursday’s “incident,” though it will be reviewed for a potential fine.
Suh was on his chest after being taken down by an offensive lineman and extended his left foot to hit Schaub below the belt. Suh’s left cleat connected with Schaub’s groin area after he threw a pass in the first quarter of Houston’s 34-31 overtime win.
Schaub went to his knees, doubled over in pain, but stayed in the game.
It wasn’t clear on replays Thursday whether it was intentional and Suh hasn’t spoken publicly.
Texans linebacker Connor Barwin said he did not think Suh should have been suspended.
“I didn’t think it was malicious, or a really violent thing, but it was definitely unnecessary,” Barwin said Monday. “Just a little something extra at the end.”
Bucs CB Wright suspended: At Tampa, Fla., Tampa Bay’s porous secondary took another hit Monday when cornerback Eric Wright was suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Wright is the second Tampa Bay starter disciplined for using Adderall. Cornerback Aqib Talib was suspended Oct. 13 for four games and subsequently traded to the New England Patriots while serving the ban.
“This a result of taking Adderall at the end of July for health issues I was experiencing,” the sixth-year pro said in a statement issued through his agent. “I am extremely disappointed that the suspension was upheld at my appeal.”
49ers lose WR Williams: At Santa Clara, Calif., San Francisco 49ers wide receiver and return man Kyle Williams said Monday he will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee suffered in Sunday’s win at New Orleans.
Cardinals stay with Lindley: At Tempe, Ariz., the Arizona Cardinals are sticking with rookie Ryan Lindley at quarterback, at least until Kevin Kolb is healthy enough to play.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said that while Lindley had three bad throws that resulted in interceptions, two of them returned for touchdowns, in his first NFL start on Sunday, the rookie did have other times when he was effective in the loss to the St. Louis Rams.
Dolphins’ Amaya accused of choking cabbie: At Miami Beach, Fla., Miami Dolphins reserve defensive back Jonathon Amaya allegedly choked a taxi driver and was charged with battery early Monday.
According to a police report, Amaya offered the driver $100 to take him from Miami Beach to Weston. The driver told police Amaya became aggressive, so he turned around the car and asked him to get out. The driver said Amaya then leaned forward, wrapped his hands around the driver’s neck and starting choking him. Officers saw the taxi driving erratically and heard the driver scream “this man is trying to kill me.”
Police escorted Amaya out of the car and he was arrested. The driver wasn’t injured.