First he tried to de-helmet the Packers’ Evan Dietrich-Smith before stomping on homie’s arm on Thanksgiving. As a result, he got suspended for two games without pay and then while on leave, he crashed his ride into some local scenery in Oregon. It’s been a crappy 10 days for Ndamukong Suh.
While the Detroit Lions were preparing to take on the Saints in New Orleans without their star defensive tackle, Suh was involved in a nasty single car crash, hitting a curb, light pole, drinking fountain and a tree, according to KOIN-TV in Portland.
KOIN reports that police responded to the accident at 1:15 a.m. Saturday after the 24-year-old lost control of his car resulting in the accident.
“Officers spoke with Suh and determined that he was not impaired and simply lost control of his vehicle,” reported KOIN on the station’s website. “Neither Suh nor his two passengers were injured in the crash and Suh was polite and cooperative with the officers, according to police.”
Suh, who graduated from Grant High School in Portland was driving a 1970 Chevy Coupe which was towed from the scene.
According to an update from the Portland Police Bureau, Suh was trying to get around a stopped taxicab in the street when he lost control as the back end of the vehicle spun out. The press release says Suh was not issued a citation and the department “does not perform traffic crash investigations for non-injury, non-DUI crashes.”
The good news here is two-fold… Most importantly, nobody was injured, but another saving grace is that Suh was not driving drunk. Aside from legal implications, a DUI would result in several missed games, a major financial hit, and even more guaranteed alone time with the Commish himself, Roger Goodell.
Suh seems to be stuck in a rut coupled with some bad karma. Hopefully this accident will serve as a wake up call for the young man. While he might be big, strong and talented, he’s not invincible and needs to act accordingly, both on and off the field.