Suh gets requested meeting with NFL

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will meet with the NFL on Tuesday in New York, seeking an explanation for why he has been repeatedly fined and penalized by the league.

Suh also plans to try to convince the league why he should not be receiving the penalties, FOX Sports reported.

The situation is unusual in that Suh requested the meeting take place.

Suh has been fined three times for rough hits on quarterbacks in his 1-1/2 seasons in the NFL Most recently, he was docked $20,000 for a hit on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in the preseason.

He also has three personal fouls in eight games this year, the Detroit Free Press reported.

"This particular meeting has been in the works for several weeks and grew out of commissioner (Roger) Goodell’s respect for Ndamukong Suh and Ndamukong’s desire to gain a deeper understanding of NFL rules and policies," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in confirming the meeting will take place, reported.

"Ndamukong reached out more than a month ago to the commissioner, who offered him the opportunity to meet with the football operations football people that are responsible for enforcing the rules."

The meeting will include vice president of football operations Ray Anderson and director of football operations Merton Hanks, while Goodell said Suh could bring a Lions coach.

"To me, it’s just an opportunity to go out there and have good dialogue and see what I can take from that meeting," Suh said, according to the Free Press.

"If it’s nothing, then it’s nothing. If it’s something good, then it’s something good."