Ndamukong Suh Fined, Titus Young Returns to Practice for Detroit Lions

Eric McKelvieSenior Writer INovember 29, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions rushes against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 22, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 13-7.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Ndamukong Suh and Titus Young are back in the news as the Detroit Lions get set for a rare home date with the Indianapolis Colts Sunday. 

Suh was fined $30,000 by the NFL for kicking Matt Schaub’s groin in the Lions' 34-31 overtime loss to the Houston Texans last week.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell viewed the replay of the kick from several different angles and said the league decided not to suspend Suh because they couldn’t determine intent. Suh spoke on the incident for the first time Wednesday and said the kick was unintentional.

The 25-year-old has been heavily scrutinized for his actions on and off the field over the course of his young NFL career. Suh has been suspended, fined multiple times and had a few minor traffic-related run-ins with police.

Suh continues to perform well on the field, however, unlike wide receiver Titus Young, who didn’t even have the opportunity to play last Thursday.  

Young was sent home from the team’s practice facility Monday, Nov. 19 and was inactive versus the Texans. This was punishment for Young’s on-field behavior against the Packers, which included intentionally lining up in the wrong spot on several plays, according to Birkett.

On Wednesday, Young returned to practice for the first time since being sent home. However, the 23-year-old wide receiver took reps with the second-team offense and was the last player to go through most wide-receiver drills.

Jim Schwartz said a decision would be made later in the week as to whether or not Young will suit up Sunday against the Colts.

If Young continues to develop as a player, learns to be a better teammate and acts more mature, he could be the Lions' No. 2 receiver for years to come.