Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  By DAVE DYE  |  Last updated 9/11/13
Football coaches have often said, "The eye in the sky doesn't lie," a reference to cameras picking up missed blocks, missed tackles and most other plays on the field. The same apparently can be said about the surveillance video at the home of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. A day after Suh was fined 100,000 by the NFL, a report surfaced that he was cleared by Birmingham (Mich.) police nearly a month ago after being accused of threatening a cable repairman with a pellet gun. Police chose not to file charges against Suh after investigators reviewed video from his home-security system, according to the Detroit Free Press. Spencer Ferrell, 22, an employee for Comcast who said he was working on a utility pole in Suh's backyard, informed police shortly after 9 p.m. on Aug. 16 that the Lions' star had flashed what "looked like an AK-47," the Free Press reported. Suh told police that he had responded to hearing noises in trees behind his home. He told police that he got the pellet gun in his garage and "looked through the scope towards the trees." According to the report, Suh informed police that he feared for the safety of himself and family members on a daily basis, adding, "If you think I show aggression on the football field, I would show more to protect my family." The Free Press reported that Ferrell, in a written statement, accused Suh of cursing at him while pointing a gun upward and asking him to leave the property. "At no time in the video did Mr. Suh point the pellet gun at Mr. Ferrell in a threatening manner," the police report concluded, according to the Free Press. "The video shows the pellet gun in Suh's right hand pointing at the ground. After several minutes, Mr. Suh has it over his right shoulder, pointing away from Mr. Ferrell." The Free Press said that Suh wouldn't comment when asked about the incident.
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