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Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says the team needs to be held to a higher standard in order to deter arrests (Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
With the Detroit Lions now leading the league in arrests this off-season, one player who is well known for his on the field troubles, is speaking out about the team.
Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh told Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports that he wants his teammates to be vocal about maintaining high standards, both on the field and off.
“Everybody has to be accountable for themselves, and obviously we as teammates need to hold each other to a higher standard,” Suh said. “And that’s being addressed, and some of our teammates will have to deal with repercussions from the league, and I think they’ll handle that the right way and move forward and not let it truly affect us during the season.”
Of course, Suh himself hasn’t always been accountable. He was suspended two games for stomping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith last season, and he’s had a history of traffic tickets. But Suh says he’s on the right path now.
“You look back and reflect on those [experiences] and take the positives and learn from the negatives and make the most of them,” Suh said. “That’s what I’ve done. All that’s fortunately in the past. And there’s a lot of bright future ahead for myself and my teammates.”
Suh is right that the Lions need to hold themselves to a higher standard.
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