Initial reports of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh smashing his 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS into a tree after leaving a nightclub at 1:15 a.m. certainly evoked thoughts of a situation that was far worse than it appears to be.
Trees usually win against moving cars, then you throw a light pole into the mix, and the next thought is to wonder what type of injuries the driver suffered. In this case, Suh was not injured, so the next logical thought is to wonder how messed up Suh was considering the time and place the accident occurred.
Suh wasn't messed up at all, as the early reports indicated and according to a statement from Portland police, this was simply a run of the mill traffic accident and Suh was just your run of the mill shaken up driver following a sudden accident.
"He wasn't drunk and wasn't driving crazy or anything. He wasn't a jerk," said Sgt. Peter Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau. "I think he stomped on the gas when he was going around a taxi and lost the back end, spun around and hit a tree and a light pole and a (drinking) fountain. No injuries to anybody and he didn't hit any other cars."
In other words, nothing to see here, move along. So the only bad news to come from this accident for Suh is the cost of repairing his Chevelle.