Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has done as much as anybody to polish his image and be a positive role model off the field.
He’s worked just as hard on the field to ruin it.
The only good thing about his stomping incident of Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith is that he apologized 24 hours later after one of the most lame excuses in sports. Suh said he was trying to disengage from Dietrich-Smith. Nobody bought that excuse.
I mean nobody. I ran into so many disapppointed Suh fans at the state football finals. People hated the incident. And they hated that Suh lied about it.
He stomped on the arm of Dietrich-Smith. It was plain and simple. Suh cannot lie to his fans. He cannot lie to the media. People are not stupid.
He should be suspended a game by the NFL. It is hard to argue if the league wants to add on more games.
If there was nothing to the play then why were coach Jim Schwartz and Suh screaming at each other on the sidelines after he was rejected?
Now he’s created an unnecessary feeding frenzy. He was blasted by NFL people. The cries of thug and and filthy player are ringing across the country. And you cannot defend it. There are too many incidents in too short a time. Suh is a dirty player and he needs to own up to it.
He reminds me of the guy that goes out and drinks too much. He comes home and is abusive. And when you ask him about it he denies having a drinking problem. Suh isn’t just having a couple. He is on a binge and it must stop.
Suh is one of the biggest contradictions in sports I’ve ever met. Off the field, he is reflective, smart and does not convey any of the stereotype images of professional athletes. He does plenty of charity work and Suh is trying to figure out more ways to bring education to Detroit and his hometown of Portland.
On the field he is a different person that crosses the line. I just don’t get it.
The Lions need his attitude, grit and determination. He simply needs to harness it better.