Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had been fined $31,500 for a hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden last Sunday, his second this season and seventh in a four-year career.
Suh is coming off a failed appeal on the $100,000 fine imposed for a low illegal block on Minnesota Vikings' center John Sullivan, which is the largest in NFL history for on-field conduct.
He had been previously fined for hits on quarterbacks Jake Delhomme, Jay Cutler, Matt Schaub and Cincinnati's Andy Dalton, who the Lions face Sunday.
He was also meted a two-game suspension for stomping on Green Bay guard Evan Dietrich-Smith in 2011.
"I think there's been a microscope on me since I was first drafted in 2010 because I was a first-round pick. But I think there is always going to be a microscope on me no matter where it is, from outside media, from the NFL to little kids to anybody," Suh lamented.
The hit on Weeden was one of the plays mentioned by vice president of officiating Dean Blandino at NFLEvolution.com.
The video is a behind the scenes process of how the NFL looks at potential fines.
"No. 90 hit the quarterback, lowered his head, that was not called," Blandino said in the video. "Potential helmet to the body."