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Ndamukong Suh wins suspension appeal, will play in Lions-Cowboys game

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Ndamukong Suh's suspension has been overturned, meaning he will be able to play in the Detroit Lions' playoff game on Sunday.

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The Detroit Lions received good news on Tuesday when it was reported that Ndamukong Suh won his suspension appeal and will now be allowed to play in the Lions' playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Instead of a suspension, Suh will be fined $70,000.

Here is the NFL's full release on it:

Ted Cottrell, the hearing officer in the appeal of Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions of his one-game suspension, has reduced the discipline to a $70,000 fine. Cottrell is jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and NFL Players Association to hear and decide appeals for on-field player discipline. Suh was suspended on Monday for one game without pay by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks for violating safety-related playing rules prohibiting unnecessary roughness. Suh is now eligible to play in Detroit's Wild Card playoff game on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Lions and Cowboys kick off on Sunday afternoon.

UPDATE: Josh Katzenstein reports that Suh attended his appeal hearing in person in New York. Also, according to Judy Battista, it turns out that Suh had a clean slate to work with because he went 32 straight games without a safety violation. Merton Hanks tried to suspend him anyway, but Ted Cottrell reduced the discipline to a fine on Tuesday.