Ndamukong Suh has had quite a few accusations being thrown around about his dirty play, but the Detroit Lions defensive lineman says that simply isn't the case. In fact, in light of the allegations that he and fellow lineman Cliff Avril did anything dirty following Matt Ryan's injury in Sunday's game, Suh says the allegations are simply "unsettling."
Suh, along with Avril, are being accused of taunting the Atlanta Falcons quarterback. Suh denied those allegations while talking to the media on Monday though and, as transcribed by Philip Zaroo, he isn't exactly happy.
"For me, it really sits unsettling that there's media outlets, there's reporters that really don't do their homework, and it's kind of unsettling because that's your job. Ultimately, if you go back and watch the film and look at things, come to me and point it out where I've made mistakes and where I've cut somebody, late-hit somebody in the back, or anything like that. Let me know. I want to see it. I want somebody to come out and point it to me and let me know where I did it and how I did, and if I was wrong, we can address it then and there."
If Suh had did what he's being accused of doing -- literally kicking Ryan as he was down -- the Lions defensive lineman says that the scene on the field would not have been pretty.
"Basically, my whole thing is, with all the statements, they're going to say what they want to say - he said, she said. I know, for the fact of the matter, Cliff, or anybody for that matter, would have kicked their quarterback, I'm sure there would have been a riot - there would've been a fight broken out real quick. Because I guarantee you if that would've happened to Matt Stafford, and he was on the ground and somebody kicked him, I guarantee you all hell would've broken loose. I just got done watching film, got done watching that play. If you see it, me and Cliff are standing next to each other because there's a back - there are three people on the two of us. So, with that, (the accusations are) null and void; that kills it right there. So there's no point in even - these accusations, all these different things - it means nothing to me.
This probably won't be the end of other teams trying to make excuses for Suh's play, but at least he seems to believe he's been justified in all of his on-field actions to this point -- and the video evidence has yet to prove otherwise, either.