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Topic - Booba Barnes
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh lost an appeal of the $100,000 fine against him, taking a financial hit for a block below the belt.
Ndamukong Suh missed his third straight day of practice Monday with the Detroit Lions.
"We're disappointed that Ndamukong was fined at all and that it wasn't reduced," Barnes told The AP in a telephone interview Friday. "It is clear from the film, when you slow it down frame by frame, that Ndamukong was clearly in front of the player and that his head and shoulder, when he started off blocking him, were above the player's waist. But because Ndamukong left his feet, he was going to hit the ground and was going to get tangled on the lower part of the player's body."
"I guess the NFL is still trying to send a message with this fine," Barnes said. "I just hope this doesn't hurt his chances of being the defensive player of the year because he's playing like one this season."