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    NFL notes: Ndamukong Suh appeals $100,00 fine

    Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says he isn’t going to change what he does on the field.

    And he’s appealing his latest fine, too.

    Suh was fined $100,000 for an illegal block on Vikings offensive lineman John Sullivan in the Lions’ win last Sunday. It is the NFL’s biggest monetary fine for on-field conduct, not including the dollars lost by players due to suspensions.


    ‘‘It’s going through the appeals process,’’ Suh said Wednesday.

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    Suh’s agent, Roosevelt Barnes, said he expects the appeal to be heard later this week.

    ‘‘Everyone is talking about how Ndamukong shouldn’t have blocked the 300-pound lineman because there was no way he was going to catch a linebacker,’’ Barnes said. ‘‘If that’s the case, the lineman should’ve known he wasn’t going to catch the linebacker. But the lineman did attempt to catch the linebacker and Ndamukong attempted to block him. But everyone wants to make Ndamukong out to be a villain.’’

    Suh vowed that he’s not going to change the way he plays.

    ‘‘I’m going to continue to play hard, blue-collar football,’’ he said.

    Fox displeased


    John Fox has had it with Von Miller’s transgressions. Now, the Broncos are waiting to see if commissioner Roger Goodell has, too.

    The All-Pro linebacker, who’s serving a six-game suspension for violating the league’s drug-abuse policy, was cited last week for speeding and driving with a suspended license, his second run-in with the law in less than a month.

    ‘‘It’s something that we’re not happy about,’’ Fox said. ‘‘Everybody here has an individual responsibility not only to themselves but to this organization, as well as to this football team. So, obviously it’s something that we’re not pleased about. I’ll leave it at that.’’

    Asked if he felt if this latest citation could result in a longer banishment for Miller, the Broncos coach said, ‘‘You’d have to ask the commissioner that. That’s not my lane.’’

    The NFL declined comment.


    Yet another traffic violation surfaced late Wednesday when the Denver Post reported that Miller has an open warrant for his arrest in California. A spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office told the newspaper that Miller has a warrant for failure to appear on a traffic ticket issued last year.

    Patriots on Hall list

    Former Patriots Tedy Bruschi and Willie McGinest are among 16 first-year-eligible modern era candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Marvin Harrison and his coach with the Colts, Tony Dungy, are also candidates. The election will take place on Feb. 1, the night before the Super Bowl. Between four and seven new members will be selected and will be enshrined next August. The 2014 list has 89 players, 16 coaches, and 21 contributors, including Patriots owner Robert Kraft and former commissioner Paul Tagliabue . . . Rams coach Jeff Fisher squelched talk he might be in line to be the next coach at Southern California, where he played in college. After practice Wednesday, Fisher called the speculation ‘‘absurd.’’ Southern Cal coach Lane Kiffin is feeling pressure after a 10-7 loss to Washington State.