December 03, 2011

Suspended Lion Suh uninjured after crashing car into tree

Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions speaks after he received the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award at a news conference in Dallas, Texas, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone


PORTLAND, Ore | Sat Dec 3, 2011
(Reuters) - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who is serving a two-game suspension after appearing to stomp on a Green Bay Packers player, lost control of his car and crashed into a tree early on Saturday but was not injured, police said.
The crash in Portland came a day after the National Football League rejected Suh's appeal of his two-game suspension.

Suh, 24, was driving a 1970 Chevrolet Coupe early on Saturday morning in Portland, where he grew up, when he tried to go around a stopped taxi, said the city's police spokesman Sergeant Pete Simpson.
He lost control, causing the vehicle's back end to spin out, and the car hit a curb, a tree, a water fountain and a light pole, police said.
Drugs and alcohol played no role in the crash, a police statement said.
Suh was ejected from a Thanksgiving Day game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers, after he stomped on the arm of Packer lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith
The league meted out a two-game suspension against Suh, and the defensive tackle apologized for his actions on his Facebook page.

(Reporting by Dan Cook: Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis and Greg McCune)

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