On Friday, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh released a statement through his attorney responding to the lawsuit the was filed against him on Thursday stemming from a car accident he was involved in back in December.
In the statement, Suh acknowledges that he is willing to give the complainant, Saadia Van Winkle (the passenger in the one-car accident), fair compensation for any injuries she sustained, but he denies the majority of the accusations levied in the suit. Via the Detroit Free Press:
"Ms Van Winkle was a passenger in a vehicle Mr Suh was driving last December when he was involved in an unfortunate accident," attorney Mike Lehner said in a written statement. "Ms Van Winkle suffered minor injuries in that accident, was examined at the hospital and released that night. Mr Suh immediately called 911 to report the accident and told the police exactly what happened. After a thorough investigation by the police they determined no citation should be issued.
"Mr Suh acknowledges Ms Van Winkle should receive fair compensation for any injury she sustained or medical expense or wage loss she incurred and Mr Suh has attempted to resolve the matter fairly with her. She has rejected those attempts and has now filed a lawsuit against Mr Suh asking for more than $1,000,000. According to that lawsuit she has incurred approximately $4,000 in medical expenses, and lost wages in the amount of $2500. Mr Suh denies many of the allegations in the complaint, but now it appears a jury will have to decide how to fairly compensate Ms Van Winkle for her injury."