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Lions' Ndamukong Suh Voted Dirtiest Player In NFL

We're just past the halfway mark of the 2011 NFL season, and that means Sporting News is cranking out midseason awards. The word "award" is used somewhat ironically at times, and in this case, it really depends on how you view the moniker of "dirtiest player in the league." Sporting News asked 111 players from 31 NFL teams multiple questions, and one of which is "Who is the dirtiest player in the league?" Players polled weren't allowed to name any players on their own team. So who got the moniker?


Of course it was Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions. The defensive tackle received 36 of the 111 votes up for grabs, and was the only player in double digits. Suh has been labeled dirty by all kinds of people, fans and players alike, so this doesn't come as much surprise. It is slightly surprising that James Harrison of the Steelers only received nine votes. Either way, Suh has the title, but it's not necessarily as though everyone considers it a bad thing. There's a quote in the article from a Cardinals linebacker who expresses admiration. A staggering 20 players received one vote, which of course means the process is somewhat personal.