Ndamukong Suh: Car Crash Will Come Back To Haunt Detroit Lions Star

Eric BallFeatured ColumnistDecember 6, 2011

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24:  Defensive end Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions argues with referee Terry McAulay #77 after Suh is ejected from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the Thanksgiving Day game at Ford Field on November 24, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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"Subway…where winners eat and we put ourselves before injured females."

Ndamukong Suh was the big winner in offseason endorsement deals, scoring lucrative agreements with Subway, Chrysler, Nike and Omaha Steaks. He has over 227,000 Twitter followers and his own website, Suh90.com. Every single person involved with the Suh “brand” are in disbelief over what he’s been doing lately.

Aside from stomping on an opponent and earning a two-game suspension, he has earned a label for being a dirty player that keeps hitting you after the whistle is blown. If that isn’t bad enough, now he’s caught in this car crash controversy.

He wanted to impress two lady friends by speeding by a cab driver in his hometown of Portland, only to slam into a tree. His initial 911 call had no sense of urgency to help the others in the crash. He wanted to brush this under the rug as quickly as possible.

Too bad one of the passengers was seriously hurt. She suffered a torn shoulder muscle, black eye, busted lip and took five stitches for a cut in her forehead. The other passenger was left bruised and sore.

Suh put his image ahead of his friend’s safety and she isn’t happy about it. Why else would she go to the media and refuse to identify herself? Is a civil lawsuit going to be filed? Legally Suh can’t get into any more trouble, but that doesn’t mean he won’t end up dealing with this issue in court.

Do you think Subway wants to see the latest update on a Suh civil trial scrolling across the ESPN ticker?

It’s too early to determine how this all plays out, but the damage has already been done to his reputation. He is no longer the soft-spoken nice guy that is a sack-master. He is now an overrated hot-head that is willing to throw young women under the bus.

He’s now on thin ice and one more slip-up will destroy what looked to be an extremely promising career. 

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