Suh wins appeal, suspension reversed

Suh has one-game suspension reversed, will play at Dallas on Sunday.

He's in.

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had his one-game suspension reversed by appeals officer Ted Cottrell on Tuesday, and will instead pay a $70,000 fine.

The decision was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, and guarantees Suh will be active for Detroit's wild card matchup with Dallas on Sunday. He can rejoin his teammates at the team's Allen Park headquarters effective immediately.

A vital cog to Detroit's top ranked run defense, Suh was initially penalized by the league on Monday after stepping on the leg of Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

The decision to rescind the suspension ruling, which was appealed by Suh, mirrors a similar move that Cottrell made with former Baltimore Ravens' safety Ed Reed in 2012.

Cottrell works on behalf of both the NFLPA and NFL, rendering his decision-making independent.


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