Found January 10, 2013 on
It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
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.
Saadia Van Winkle, the plaintiff, was a passenger in Suh’s car. Her suit sought $1 million from Suh claiming negligence, recklessness and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The suit also accused Suh of lying to 911 operators saying that nobody in the accident was injured.
According to a Detroit Free Press report, Suh paid Van Winkle $130,000 to settle the suit, reportedly the same amount that Suh offered the plaintiff before the suit was filed. Van Winkle also told the Free Press that, as part of the settlement, she refused refused to sign confidentiality and non-disparagement agreements.
Suh’s attorney, Mike Lehner, said that, ”this was more than we think a jury would have given, but it ended the case for Ndamukong, and that’s what we wanted.”
Van Winkle says that she still suffers from neck pain and has a scar on her face from where she needed stitches.
“Another reason I don’t feel it’s over is because I know he will continue to display this aggressive behavior, which is all he’s done since the accident. When he kills someone or himself with his insane driving, I will be the first witness in line to share what I experienced.”
I don’t consider myself a Suh fan, but to say “when he kills someone” is going a bit overboard, Miss. Yes, he’s had two traffic run-ins since the accident in question (story 1 and story 2), but the “when” is a pretty strong statement.
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew admits that he made a mistake in relying on Jahvid Best being healthy for the 2012 season. He’s now going to make sure he picks up a back to replace Best for next season.
“We need that shifty back that can come in and be a change-of-pace guy and catch passes out of the backfield,” Mayhew said.
“A guy that can run routes and get...
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...
When Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz arrived to the team in 2009, he brought along the wide-9 technique that had helped him be successful with the Titans. A scheme predicated on pressure on opposing quarterbacks, it highlighted the strength of the Lions defense which was the defensive line.
However, after a disappointing season that only resulted in 4 wins changes may need...
Only one team in the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals, has more unrestricted free agents this year than the Detroit Lions, based on data from Pro Football Focus.
The Lions still have 22 UFAs from their roster after re-signing linebackerspecial-teams standout Ashlee Palmer and safety Don Carey.
Fifteen of those players started at least one game in 2012, including five of the core regulars...
1. How hot should Jim Schwartz's seat be in Detroit?After a breakout 2011 campaign which saw the Lions snap an eleven-season postseason drought by going 11-5, the team took a step back in 2012 by going 4-12. The struggles had a lot to do with Matthew Stafford's slow start to the season and a defense that struggled to force turnovers. Ultimately, for as much credit as Schwartz...
Record-setting Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson was named to the AP All-Pro First Team on Saturday, joining Chicago’s Brandon Marshall at the wide receiver position. Johnson was the lone Lions player to make the 27-man first-team roster, though DT Ndamukong Suh earned a second-team nod.
Johnson, despite breaking Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving yardage record, fell one vote...
It was no surprise that Detroit Lions receiver Calvin "Megatron" Johnson was named Saturday to the Associated Press' All-Pro team.
That was a no-brainer for the guy who broke the NFL record with 1,964 receiving yards for the season.
What's amazing is that Johnson, widely considered the best receiver in the game even before this season, wasn't one of the unanimous...