Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs acknowledged that he's heard from the NFL regarding his controversial hit on Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount.
Suggs was penalized for unnecessary roughness when he struck the running back from behind during a 43-23 loss Sunday night. He was called a dirty player by Blount and Steelers linebacker James Harrison accused Suggsof intentionally trying to hurt Blount with a low tackle.
Suggs might face a fine from the league office. Fines are typically communicated to players by Thursday via a registered letter from the NFL, and are announced Friday afternoon.
"A little something, but we're going to see," Suggs said when asked if he'd been contacted by the league. "We're going to look into it."
Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Monday stuck up for Suggs and his reputation, saying that the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year is well-respected by players and coaches.
"I don't expect different coming out of there," Suggs said of the Steelers' criticism. "I think my reputation speaks for itself. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I'm going to continue to play football, play physical football the way I know how to."