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Ndamukong Suh Wins Appeal, Will Play Against Cowboys

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Ndamukong Suh's suspension was overturned.

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Turns out the Dallas Cowboys will have to face Ndamukong Suh on Sunday. The Detroit Lions defensive tackle won his appeal to have his suspension lifted, instead he will only face a $70,000 fine. Suh was suspend for intentionally stepping on the leg of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during their Week 17 game. Initially he was hit with a one-game suspension.

Here is what the NFL said:

Ted Cottrell, the hearing officer in the appeal of Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions of his one-game suspension, has reduced the discipline to a $70,000 fine. Cottrell is jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and NFL Players Association to hear and decide appeals for on-field player discipline. Suh was suspended on Monday for one game without pay by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks for violating safety-related playing rules prohibiting unnecessary roughness. Suh is now eligible to play in Detroit's Wild Card playoff game on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.