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Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:22 pm
Edited on: December 5, 2011 8:23 pm
 
New details emerge from Suh's auto accident over the weekend in Portland, Oregon (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Suspended Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was in a one-car accident Saturday in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Officers on the scene determined that Suh wasn't impaired and "simply lost control of his vehicle." Neither Suh nor the two other passengers in the car were injured according to the report.

Two days later, two passengers in the car told KGW 8 Portland that Suh lied to police about the accident.

Suh's original story to police was that he was trying to pass a taxicab when he lost control of his car. The two passengers now have a different account of what happened.

“When the light turned green, he floored it,” one of the passengers told KGW. “I just remember going so fast and it was violent and just getting thrown around like rag dolls.”

The woman said she sustained injuries in the wreck including a cut on her eyebrow, black eye and a busted lip. Suh, according to reports, was among those who called 911. When he was asked “Are you sure you don’t need an ambulance?” he said, “Yes, everyone is fine.”

More details via KGW:
Yet the female passenger told KGW she did ask Suh to call an ambulance. She said he refused and told her she was fine. She eventually walked down the street and had her husband pick her up and take her to Oregon Health and Science University for treatment.

The woman said nearly 50 people swarmed Suh’s car after the crash and started snapping photos and she felt he was more worried about his image than her injuries.
The amended police report now says that there were four people in the car, not three, and that one person was seriously injured.

Still, authorities told KGW that they have no plans for issuing any citations from the accident. “At no point did anyone there tell an officer that [Suh] was driving out of control,” said Sgt. Pete Simpson. “The crash doesn’t meet our threshold for investigation which is vulnerable road user, DUI, or serious trauma injury.”

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:57 am
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Argo. I almost forgot one more thing.  That whole thing about a girl being afraid of Suh and his family in my opinion is absolute garbage.  I doubt Suh or his family are going to risk everything the kid has in life to get back at a girl that testifies against Suh for a traffic accident.  An accident where he wasn't drunk, wasn't high, and no criminal charges were laid.  Why would Suh or his family hurt somebody for testifying in a case like this?  What's the worse that happens to Suh if he's convicted in court of careless driving?  He loses his license?  I'm sure if he could afford to have a driver on stand by anywhere in the country..... I think this is just more crap from somebody wanting to sue for a lot of money. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:52 am
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Interesting article, dixemup.  Now that there's an apparent falling-out amongst those who were in the car, I'm sure we're going to be seeing a lot more contradictory facts flying around in the coming days.  Who knows how much of it (including the things in the quoted article) will actually be true.  I have a feeling all of us would be wise not to jump to too many conclusions about any of the facts of this case. 

Argo.  Just so you don't think I'm nuts, let me tell you why in this particular case I've been defending Suh.  I'm not saying Suh was driving a lot faster then he should or that he didn't make a remark and slam on the gas, losing control of the car.  You don't get into an accident like that driving responsibly and I doubt Suh is the exception to that rule.  I think Suh certainly was being stupid...

BUT.... I'm defending him because if these people were with him at 3am on the road, I highly doubt that was the first time all night he was driving like an idiot.  I know, I'm speculating and we'll probably never know if I'm right or wrong but I've known some bad drivers and generally speaking they don't just suddenly snap like they do on a football field and out of the blue start driving like idiots....

I think the passengers witnessed this much earlier, and I'm gonna guess they were fine taking that risk.  I'm also going to guess the reason they didn't immediately rat Suh out is because they didn't try to stop him and were just as stupid as he was allowing it to happen.

What really bothers me is when these people get away from the police and people start getting in their ear a bit, probably letting them know they could make a small fortune and greed takes over......

For the record, I'm about as clean as they come and drive responsibly and have for a long long time.  But how did I drive at 20 or 22 or 23 years old?  Like a maniac..... I used to use medians as a 3rd lane.  Not proud of it, but some people take a lot longer to mature.

Maybe Suh needs to take some time off and re-think his priorities and his life.   I think things have probably moved way too fast for the young man.  People on these boards think it's easy to live that life but I highly doubt it is.   When you're 18 and 19 and 20 years old and people are talking you up as a "once in a decade" player and you're signing 60 million dollar deals and become famous overnight, I think it gets to the kids head.    Clearly, something is wrong.....  I hope the Lions help Suh get the help he needs.  



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:29 am
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Interesting article, dixemup.  Now that there's an apparent falling-out amongst those who were in the car, I'm sure we're going to be seeing a lot more contradictory facts flying around in the coming days.  Who knows how much of it (including the things in the quoted article) will actually be true.  I have a feeling all of us would be wise not to jump to too many conclusions about any of the facts of this case. 

But another bit of useless speculation: How fast could he really have been going if he and at least two of the passengers weren't seriously injured when they hit the tree and other obstacles?  (Okay, the drinking fountain slowed him up . . .)

My own personal theory--which obviously can never be verified--is that he was still seething over the suspension that had just been upheld and took it out on the car, the road, the tree, and everything in between.  Of course, he wouldn't be the first person to let outside events control his driving.  I just hope that next time he does, he and his passengers don't wind up more seriously injured or dead, like many people who run their cars into trees. 




Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:09 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

RedWing & Argo - just saw this pop up on another CBS Blog

The car accident involving  has taken an interesting turn as a passenger in the vehicle says she fears retaliation from what she said were Suh family and friends for claiming the circumstances that caused the accident were contrary to what the Detroit player claimed.

In an amended incident report from Portland police one of the passengers in the car, an unindentified woman, asked that police remove her name from all the reports out of fear of retaliation from Suh. A copy of the report was obtained tonight by CBSSports.com.

The woman's name is blacked out in the report but in interviews with officers the woman contradicts what Suh told police about the accident and in a statement at the end of the report she pleads that her name not be released to the public.

"(Name redacted) requested that her name remain confidential," the officer writes in the report, "because she fears for her safety. (Name redacted) said that Suh has a lot of friends and family and fears retaliation. She requested her name not be included in a future press release."

Portland police say there is no evidence that a crime was committed and they don't plan to file any charges.

The woman goes into extensive detail about the accident and claims the reason the accident happened was because of Suh's unsafe driving. Suh told police the accident happened because he had to make an extreme maneuver to avoid colliding with a taxi.

It's highly unlikely we've heard the last of this.



Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:59 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Truth -

The fact that you don't see what's wrong with the Avery post tells me you're as big an idiot as Avery is ---

saying he's a thug is one thing - saying he's a "black" thug is uncalled for -

Race should have nothing to do with it -

but Thanks for letting us all know you're a racist too -

Tell David Dukes FU from me & Argo when you see him




Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:58 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Suh must have threatend to stomp her if she told the police what happend.



Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

And you are...just another small d*** white male!!!!!!



Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:53 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Argo -
I was wondering the same thing - I guess there are no repercussions when replying to blogs !



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

I personally don't see anything wrong with SeanAvery4's post.  That is exactly what Suh has proven himself to be throughout his NFL career.



Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

 it's hard to conjure up a scenario where a car goes off the road and hits a tree without there being at least one violation of the vehicle code (or whatever they call it out there).  How did the car get there if he did obey all the laws?
100% correct. People cause crashes. 


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