Ndamukong Suh was able to escape a minor car accident yesterday with no injuries. The Detroit Lions maligned star defensive player has had a history with car accidents. He is being sued after an accident in 2011 in which he caused injuries. Luckily, this accident resulted in no injuries, but Suh is being accused of leaving the scene.
David Birkett of the Detroit Free Press says Suh is accused of sideswiping another vehicle then failing to remain at the scene. Birkett quoted the driver whose vehicle was struck:
Vines: "What it comes down to is it was an arrogance thing in my eyes. It was just pure arrogance. 'Get out of my waysportsyapper.com/yapp/135000393…
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 12, 2012
Suh may not have been injured in the accident, but this is just another piece of bad PR. He has struggled to overcome the label of bad boy in the NFL. After being one of the most respected players in college, Suh has developed a reputation as a dirty player in the NFL. Fair or not, incidents like this car accident will not help his reputation.
There is no denying Suh's skills, though. In his first two seasons, Suh has combined for 14 sacks. This season, he already has 2.5 sacks. He took a step back last season after a breakout 2010 in which he had 66 tackles. The Lions hope he can show much of the talent that made him one of the best defensive players in the league in his rookie season.