|Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has settled a lawsuit stemming from a car accident over a year ago. (US Presswire)|
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has experienced his share of controversy. First the stomping, then the alleged, um, kicking. Last week, though, Suh wiped the slate clean on a $1 million lawsuit against him after a passenger in his vehicle was injured in a single-car accident over a year ago in Portland, Ore.
According to Oregon's FOX 12, Suh settled the lawsuit out of court last week, with terms of the settlement not disclosed.
The lawsuit stems from an accident in December of 2011, when Suh wrecked his car around 1 a.m. His story varied from the two passengers'. Eventually, Saadia Van Winkle decided to take Suh to court, alleging that the Lions player “engaged in negligence, reckless driving and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
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Mike Lehner, Suh's lawyer, said that Van Winkle was entitled to some compensation.
“Mr. Suh acknowledges Ms. Van Winkle should receive fair compensation for any injury she sustained or medical expense or wage loss she incurred and Mr. Suh has attempted to resolve the matter fairly with her," Lehner said in a statement obtained by the Detroit Free Press last July. "She has rejected those attempts and has now filed a lawsuit against Mr. Suh asking for more than $1,000,000. According to that lawsuit, she has incurred approximately $4,000 in medical expenses, and lost wages in the amount of $2,500. Mr. Suh denies many of the allegations in the complaint, but now it appears a jury will have to decide how to fairly compensate Ms. Van Winkle for her injury.”
That's quite a discrepancy -- $6,500 and $1 million, but a jury didn't have to decide fair compensation after all. The report states that the case was dismissed last Thursday.
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