Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was a point of discussion once again yesterday. This time on the Fox pregame show thanks to a report from Jay Glazer indicating that Suh’s aggressive and boarderline dirty play shows up in practice as well.
via Pro Football Talk:
“Even in practice, Ndamukong gives guys the business,” Glazer said. “He’ll slam a guy’s head against the ground. He’ll stomp on a guy. He’ll take little shots at guys. And guys are concerned if he can’t control himself even in practice with us, how can he control himself against someone else’s jersey?”
Jim Schwartz was asked about the report today during his weekly press conference and was quick to refute saying, “I can say unequivocally that he’s never slammed anyone’s head to the ground or stomped anyone.”
It isn’t surprising that Schwartz would refute the report, even if there was a hint of truth in it. Schwartz was quick to point out that a number of local reporters have spent a lot of time watching Suh throughout training camp and that they wouldn’t get scooped on something like that over a guy who has never visited a single Lions practice.
Schwartz completely denies Jay Glazer report about Suh in practice. Also, I've been at every practice since 2009 and have never seen it once
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) September 16, 2013
So where did Glazer get his intel? Tough to say but no NFL locker room is full of 53 best friends so there is certainly potential for a teammate who isn’t a fan of Ndamukong Suh to capitalize on a prevailing narrative. It is a terrible idea to consider for a number of reasons but can’t be ruled out. If that is the case, hopefully he is already a former teammate.