Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 1/10/13
A 1 million lawsuit against Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for an automobile accident 13 months ago in Portland, Ore., has been settled out of court, according to a broadcast report. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, said FOX television affiliate in Portland. The accident occurred around 1 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2011 in downtown Portland. Suh, who attended high school in Portland, was serving a two-game suspension at the time for his highly-publicized stomping incident in a game against Green Bay that Thanksgiving. Saadia Van Winkle, a passenger in the other vehicle, sought medical attention and accused Suh of negligence, reckless driving and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Suh offered to pay 700 "in an effort to buy her silence," according to the complaint filed by Van Winkle. Suh, who had crashed his 1970 Chevrolet Coupe into a light pole, drinking fountain and tree, was not charged in the incident. Police did not open a criminal investigation, even after Van Winkle's complaint, according to FOX 12. A civil suit was officially dismissed last week.
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