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Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:22 am
 
Suh redeemed himself in Oakland Sunday after serving a two-game suspension. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh returned to the field against the Raiders Sunday after serving a two-game suspension for stomping on a Packers offensive lineman back on Thanksgiving day. Turns out, Suh has pretty good timing because he ended up blocking Sebastian Janikowski's game-winning field-goal attempt as time expired. (Granted, it was 65 yards -- and would've been a new NFL record -- but if anyone's going to make that kick it's Janikowski)

But after the game, Suh had more on his mind than that last play.

"I wanted to address this," he said, via CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter John Kreger. "It's something that I've dealt with and am trying to move forward with. I have apologized about it, obviously on my Facebook page, but also after the game.

"I made a mistake. The biggest thing for me is that I've dealt with and am moving past it, and happy to be back on the field with my team. The biggest thing for me is just wanting to sincerely move forward from it. … I’ve spoken to [Packers lineman] Evan Dietrich-Smith, and I feel we’re on very good terms. He’s a great guy."

So maybe Suh's time away from the game gave him a chance to reflect on what he had done and where his career might be headed if he didn't reevaluate his after-the-whistle behavior. And who knows, maybe we'll be saying the same about Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who will miss Monday's night's game against the 49ers while serving a one-game suspension for a Week 14 helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.

For now, Suh is happy to be able to help his team win an important late-season game. He called the block a "great moment,"

"I put my hand up and it hit my thumb and I looked back and saw it twirling and that's when you see me run off and I take my helmet off," he said, via the Detroit Free Press. "I'm usually not that excited about things, but it's what you play the game for."

The Lions are now 9-5, the No. 6 seed in the NFC, and two games clear of the Seahawks, Bears, Giants and Cardinals with two games to go.

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Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

FYI, your an uneducated idiot. If you knew anything about SUH you would know he is educated. Mistakes happen, how long should someone be punished for a mistake. Perhaps you should focus your anger on our inept government and the raping they do on the american people. GO LIONS!!! SUUUUUUUUUUUH



Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:34 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

Nadamukong Suh could be one the best defensive players in the league if her ever gets his head on straight but the Lions need to figure out what is going on with him mentall otherwise he will be out of the league in 3 years


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:29 pm
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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:27 pm
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Since: Oct 13, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

Dont even waste ur time responding to the piece of crap brian8ball. The guy is a lowlife loser with nothing else to do with his time. He'll spend 24 hours with u goin back and forth on the same thread. No life, job, friends obviously. Noone wants to talk with u and associate themselves with u bitch. Oh, and please dont favourite me again waste of space, dont wanna b ur friend, noon here does



Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

Whinning thats pretty funny while the Jets are hanging on by a thread ready to be knocked off there wildcard spot by the Bengals.What a joke that is.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

As a Lion fan, I was disappointed in they way Suh reacted on the field during the Thanksgiving game. I was pissed by his comments immediately following the game. Off the field he was a great example to the youth in not only Detroit, but to all the kids who look up to him.

I realize he is young and still adjusting to the NFL spotlight, but it is his responsibility to monitor himself.  I am glad to read his comments after the Raider game and can only hope he continues to grow as a player and as a roll model.


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:00 pm
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Posted on: December 19, 2011 2:57 pm
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Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 2:50 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

His season will either end in GB the last week of the season or in the 1st round of the PLAYOFF'S and then we will see if he has moved on.
Brian8Ball,

What is your infatuation with Detroit sports threads???  You have a comment regarding Detroit in every sport???  Did the Jets fans disown you and now you spend your time on these threads?  Ease up -- no one knows how anything is going to play out.  Did you think Seattle was going to beat New Orleans in the 1st round of the playoffs?  Did you think the Chiefs were going to beat GB this past weekend?

That is what makes the NFL so popular -- any given sunday, one team can beat another team. 


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