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Sullivan: “There Needs To Be Consequences When Guys Don’t Respect The Careers Of Other Players.”

By: Aj Mansour |

Minneapolis, MN – It was barely fifteen minutes into the new season and Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan was lying on his back, surely wondering if his season had just ended.

Sullivan, who underwent micro fracture surgery during the off season, was running back towards his own end zone after a Christian Ponder interception and quickly became the victim of a crack back block from one of the league’s dirtiest players Ndamukong Suh. Such cheap shots have been a hot button issue for Vikings players who were already playing without defensive tackle Kevin Williams who fell victim to a similar cheap shot during the preseason.

Monday, Sullivan joined Paul Allen and KFAN radio to share his feelings on that play and the Vikings 34-24 loss.

“It was pretty clear that I was out of the play,” Sullivan told KFAN.

Suh has a history of dirty play throughout his three year career including a kick to the groin of Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and a multitude of cheap shot hits in the context of the game.

“I don’t think he was trying to hurt me,” Sullivan continued. “But there need be consequences when guys don’t respect the careers of other players.”

The Vikings have submitted a request to the league to review the play and Suh could still see repercussions coming his way. Commissioner Goodell has tempered himself over the past season or so but he is still known to lay down the hammer if need be.

CLICK HERE to hear Sullivan’s interview with Paul Allen.

Aj Mansour covers Minnesota Sports for Feel free to leave comments and questions regarding this post in the space provided below. For Vikings updates and breaking Vikings news, follow Aj on Twitter. @AjKFAN

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