Found January 08, 2013 on
It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
Unlike the vast majority of professional athletes, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh maintains a personal Facebook page that he has opened to the public. It isn’t your typical “Fan Page” that is run by the player’s public relations representative. It’s actually run by Suh himself. Granted, he doesn’t post too often and keeps his distance from the internet weirdos.
The most public example of Suh’s use of his Facebook page was when he chose it as the medium to apologize for the 2011 Thanksgiving Day stomp on the Packers’ Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Suh used his page to make a rather bold proclamation Tuesday. He guaranteed that the Lions will make the playoffs and he will finish the 2013 in the Pro Bowl. As expected, the guarantee drew some ire of some, well, skeptics.
Seeing as the Lions finished 4-12 and will pick fifth overall in April’s draft, he’s stepping out on a rather large limb. It’s widely speculated that the jobs of head coach Jim Schwartz and general manager Martin Mayhew will be on the line next season and that it’s playoffs or bust.
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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...
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Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh settled a lawsuit filed by a woman who was in Suh’s car when he crashed in his hometown of Portland, Oregon in December 2011.
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On this day in 1961, the Detroit Lions defeated the Cleveland Browns 17-16 in the first ever NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl).
The Browns were led by FB Jim Brown and QB Milt Plum. Brown was the NFL’s leading rusher, and Plum was the highest-rated passer. The Lions were known for their defense as they finished the regular season third in the NFL in points allowed (17.7/game)...