The suspension stands, and that means Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will sit out the next two games for stomping an opponent during a loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Suh’s appeal of the suspension handed out earlier this week was denied Friday by Art Shell, jointly appointed by the NFL and the players’ association to hear such cases. Suh will miss Sunday’s game at New Orleans and a Dec. 11 home game against Minnesota. He can return for practice on Dec. 12.
The 2010 Defensive Rookie of the Year was penalized and ejected from the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Packers for stomping on the arm of guard Evan Dietrich-Smith. On Tuesday, the league suspended Suh and the player appealed.
Shell, however, saw no merits to the appeal during a conference call with Suh on Thursday.
RAIDERS: Coach Hue Jackson said he is disturbed by the allegations against Rolando McClain but hasn’t ruled the second-year linebacker out for Sunday’s game in Miami.
McClain was arrested Thursday on misdemeanor assault, firearms and other charges after police said he fired a gun during a fight in his Alabama hometown. The eighth pick in the 2010 draft, McClain later posted $2,000 bail and was released.
“I’m disturbed by everything. Anything that hurts this organization or hurts this football team and what we talk about and what we’re trying to become, I’m very disturbed by it,” Jackson said Friday.
“There’s a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things, and obviously there was something done wrong.”
BRONCOS: Rookie pass-rusher Von Miller is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Minnesota after practicing Friday for the first time this week. He wore a hard cast that goes up to his forearm and covers his thumb but leaves his fingers exposed.
“It’s different, but it’s still not going to change the way I play the game,” Miller said. “I’m still going to have fanatical effort and pursuit to the ball.”
JAGUARS: Placed receiver Brian Robiskie on injured reserve and promoted defensive tackle Corvey Irvin, a former Laney and Georgia standout, from the practice squad.
Irvin spent the past six weeks on Jacksonville’s practice squad. A third-round draft pick by Carolina in 2009, Irvin spent his rookie season on IR after tearing a knee ligament. He spent 13 weeks on Carolina’s practice squad last season and was on Detroit’s practice squad earlier this season.
PACKERS: The team will have two new starters on defense Sunday when they face the New York Giants.
The Packers said Friday that inside linebackers Desmond Bishop and A.J. Hawk won’t play. Both suffered calf injuries in Green Bay’s win at Detroit on Thanksgiving Day.
Rookie D.J. Smith and second-year player Robert Francois will start for the first time this season.
BEARS: Receiver Earl Bennett agreed to a four-year contract extension through 2015.
Bennett said the deal announced Friday had been in the works for several months, and he wasn’t really interested in exploring the free agent market because Chicago is “home, man.”
REDSKINS: Safety LaRon Landry has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Jets because of a groin injury.
It will be the fourth game Landry has missed this season.