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Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:22 am
 
Suh redeemed himself in Oakland Sunday after serving a two-game suspension. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh returned to the field against the Raiders Sunday after serving a two-game suspension for stomping on a Packers offensive lineman back on Thanksgiving day. Turns out, Suh has pretty good timing because he ended up blocking Sebastian Janikowski's game-winning field-goal attempt as time expired. (Granted, it was 65 yards -- and would've been a new NFL record -- but if anyone's going to make that kick it's Janikowski)

But after the game, Suh had more on his mind than that last play.

"I wanted to address this," he said, via CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter John Kreger. "It's something that I've dealt with and am trying to move forward with. I have apologized about it, obviously on my Facebook page, but also after the game.

"I made a mistake. The biggest thing for me is that I've dealt with and am moving past it, and happy to be back on the field with my team. The biggest thing for me is just wanting to sincerely move forward from it. … I’ve spoken to [Packers lineman] Evan Dietrich-Smith, and I feel we’re on very good terms. He’s a great guy."

So maybe Suh's time away from the game gave him a chance to reflect on what he had done and where his career might be headed if he didn't reevaluate his after-the-whistle behavior. And who knows, maybe we'll be saying the same about Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who will miss Monday's night's game against the 49ers while serving a one-game suspension for a Week 14 helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.

For now, Suh is happy to be able to help his team win an important late-season game. He called the block a "great moment,"

"I put my hand up and it hit my thumb and I looked back and saw it twirling and that's when you see me run off and I take my helmet off," he said, via the Detroit Free Press. "I'm usually not that excited about things, but it's what you play the game for."

The Lions are now 9-5, the No. 6 seed in the NFC, and two games clear of the Seahawks, Bears, Giants and Cardinals with two games to go.

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Comments

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

It'll happen again.  Remember, his first reaction was to deny he'd ever done it, despite actual video evidence to the contrary.



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

oh excuse me i am wrong! the lions already kicked the cowgirls ASSES this year in the most embarassing way possible....just ask raider fan!



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 1:59 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

yea 40lbs of crap - like you know who he is and what makes him tick! just another poster who decides to pile on with negative BS. I hope he finishes with a great season and hopefully schools whichever candy ass team you cheer for.



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

Suh can make a lot of great plays.  That was never in doubt.  However, his stomping of the player on the ground and his excuse that he was trying to regain his balance after being seen by millions of people makes him a COWARD and a LIAR.  And it is who he is. 



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

And Suh with the blocked FG to win the game against the ghetto raiders! Hell Yeah baby! Welcome back suhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!



Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

Suh's moving past it, after he stomps on it a few times. Please get some anger management so that you can become the great player you are capable of being.



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

By move on he means: I sat out and now I am playing again. He should mean I have a problem with anger and I am taking steps to deal with those problems. 



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

maybe you should be in chuirch on sunday
Screen - Got something against people who go to church?



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:18 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

Suh has apologized and moved on, Dietrich-Smith accepted his apology and has moved on, the lions have moved on, the packers have moved on, The NFL has moved on... Why are people still hating about this???



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 11:54 am
 

@Go Blues---You're such a pussycat...

youre so clueless about this guy it aint even funny. maybe you should be in chuirch on sunday.


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