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Did This 307-Pound Defensive Tackle — Known as the NFL's 'Dirtiest Player' — Accidentally Step on Star Quarterback's Leg Two Times?


UPDATE: Player suspended

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As the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions battled it out at Lambeau Field Sunday for the NFC North Division title, a different kind of heavy drama was afoot when Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit the turf after throwing a pass.

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stepped on Rodgers' leg. All 307 pounds of him.

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While that kind of contact isn't necessarily unusual in the NFL, some football fans are weighing in online and wondering if Suh's misstep was deliberate.

Kyle Smith of the New York Post had this to say:

Others, not so much:

One closeup clip appears to show Suh stepping on Rodgers' leg not once, but twice — first with his right cleat, then his left.

What do you say? On purpose or just bad footwork? Let us know in the comments below.

For context, Suh has been voted by his peers as the dirtiest player in the league and was fined almost $140,000 last season for a low block, a roughing-the-passer foul, and a throat-slash gesture.

The Packers were victorious 30-20, claiming their fourth-straight division crown.

UPDATE Dec. 29, 2:45 p.m. ET:

Per a tweet sent out by NFL Network reporter Ian Rappaport, which was retweeted by the NFL, Suh has been suspended for his conduct.

This story has been updated.

(H/T: Twitchy)

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