Ndamukong Suh's Wreck: Stop Overreacting

Chase SummersCorrespondent IDecember 3, 2011

EUGENE, OR - DECEMBER 02 : Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions looks on from the sidelines before the Pac-12 Championship game between the UCLA Bruins and the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on December 2, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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Ndamukong Suh is a troubled man.

He has slammed quarterbacks down long after the pass has been thrown, he has made hits after the play has ended. Heck, he even got kicked out of a game for stomping on a Green Bay Packers player and is now serving a two-game suspension for the incident.

But none of this compares with Suh's latest monstrous act...crashing into a tree while completely unimpaired?

Why is this news? He got into a wreck; it happens all the time. I literally see car accidents at least twice a week. I have been in an accident, I have friends who have been in accidents. My parents have been in a couple of accidents, and contrary to what the people overreacting to Suh's crash are saying, wrecking a car does not make you a troubled or violent person.

In fact, the headlines shouldn't read, "Suh Crashes Car: Epic Downward Spiral Continues." That's stupid. He is rich; he will pay to fix the car and get on with his life. It doesn't have anything to do with him being a violent, lunatic of a man—all indications are that off the field Suh is a great guy and shows no signs of being a bad person.

So again, why is this news?

But since this is news, I guess we can at least put it in perspective. The only thing this incident shows is that Suh may be a bad driver. The headlines should read, "Suh in Car Crash: May Have the Driving Ability of a Teenager."

So go back to criticizing the Thanksgiving stomp or questioning the way Suh tackles quarterbacks, and stop insulting everyone's intelligence by drawing unfounded conclusions from an incident that has nothing to do with the issue that actually matters.