The eye in the sky doesn’t lie. Ordinarily.
Video from Sunday’s Rams-Cardinals game seemed to show, fairly conclusively, that Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stuck his finger into the eye of Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald. According to the NFL, however, Suh was not fined for the infraction.
Fitzgerald went to bat for Suh, claiming that the pair of old friends were simply having fun.
“Quality as a person matches his quality as a player,” Fitzgerald said. “That video is just a friend clowning with another friend. No negative intent! It’s all love.”
Suh’s history would support a far different characterization, but it apparently was good enough for the league. Suh, who has been fined plenty during his NFL career, won’t be fined for what appeared to be something more than two friends clowning around.