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“It’s one thing to play hard and have physical hits in the course of a game or be an aggressive player, but it’s another thing to take just blatant cheap shots all the time.”

The NFL suspended Suh for two games last season after he stomped on Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith in a nationally televised game on Thanksgiving Day. Suh said sorry to Dietrich-Smith personally for stepping on his right arm on purpose and has shown remorse publicly for what he did a year ago.

“I think I’m always going to be punished some form or fashion for last Thanksgiving,” Suh said. “I apologized for it and I will continue to apologize for it. It’s something that happened, a mistake that I made. I’m living up to it and I’ll continue to move past it. Some people may not, some people will and some people will teeter-totter back and forth depending on whatever the situation is.”

Suh has been fined in previous seasons for roughing up QBs: Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton, Chicago’s Jay Cutler and Cleveland’s Jake Delhomme. He easily cut the checks because he’ll make $40 million guaranteed _ with a chance to get paid as much as $68 million _ in a five-year contract signed after Detroit drafted him No. 2 overall in 2010.

Schaub refused to talk about the play _ or Suh _ after last week’s game and declined to say much about it or him again Wednesday. Schaub insisted it didn’t matter to him that Suh avoided a suspension and only got a fine.

“Don’t really care,” Schaub said.

Cutler did choose to chime in on the 6-foot-4, 307-pound Suh, who has ferociously knocked him down multiple times and once finished off a tackle by twisting and ripping his helmet off.

“It seems like he’s always in this predicament every five, six, seven games,” Cutler said. “You have to be aware of him when he’s playing football. He’s a tough competitor. He plays hard.

“Sometimes, he goes overboard.”

Delhomme agreed.

In a preseason game two years ago, Suh grabbed Delhomme’s face mask, twisted it, wrapped his arms around his helmet and slammed him to the ground.

“What he did to me as a rookie and how he hit Cutler hard earlier this year were just aggressive plays,” Delhomme told The Associated Press in a telephone interview, adding that he’s likely going to stay retired in Louisiana. “But there’s no place in the game for kicking Schaubie like he did or stomping that guy last year on Thanksgiving.”

Hall of Famer Mean Joe Greene, who was also regarded as a nasty player in the NFL, told the AP last year that he hoped Suh’s reputation wouldn’t be tarnished forever for what he did last Thanksgiving.

Greene said then that he wanted to talk to Suh about their shared experiences as interior defensive linemen, and they have connected.

“I spoke to him,” Suh said softly before answering a slew of questions from reporters following Wednesday’s practice.

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