Suh, who is a frequent recipient of the Roger Goodel bad behavior award, was at it again in the Detroit Lions 27-15 loss to the undefeated Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day 2011.
Suh was ejected in the 3rd quarter with over nine minutes remaining and the Lions trailing 7-0 to the Packers. The unsportsmanlike penalty kept a Green Bay drive alive and resulted in Packer touchdown on the very next play on a 1 yard run by John Kuhn.
The replay showed Suh pushing Green Bay Packers lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith into the ground several times before kicking at him and landing his right foot to Dietrich-Smith's right arm.
"Now, I love being different," Suh says. "I love people saying that I'm not like other people. It's a compliment to me. I think I'm different in a good way. Not a bad way." - interview with Jason Quick, The Oregonian
Ndamukong Suh has been fined multiple times by the commissioner and has had a number of "borderline" dirty plays.
His excuse? The Suh version of "a lady in the streets and a freak in the sheets:"
"I've said it before and I'll say it again, I definitely think I'm bipolar," Suh said. "On the field, I'm ferocious and want to cause havoc and definitely have a mean streak. Off the field, I can control myself. I can go into a boardroom or any meetings and be cordial like I was brought up by my mother. (Mlive)
Suh has got it wrong on multiple levels.
If you body slam a quarterback (Andy Dalton) by lifting, rotating, and slamming after the QB has thrown the ball - it is dirty.
If you push a guys head down into the ground multiple times and then kick him -it is dirty.
Additionally, as I correct Suh on the difference between being misunderstood and being dirty - let's correct his self diagnosis of having bi-polar disorder (Psychology Today). Having a mean streak on the field and being a mama's boy in the boardroom has nothing to do with bipolar disorder. In fact, statements like that make Suh seem disingenuous, deceiving, and in denial about his on the field actions. Suh insinuating he has bipolar disorder is irresponsible, wreckless, and not acceptable.
Suh is not mislabeled, he is not that much more of an athletic freak then others in the NFL, and he is not bipolar because he is mean on the playing field and fake in a boardroom.
Ndamakong Suh is Suh-per dirty and soon will be Suh-spended by the commissioner.
Until Next Time,