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Even Suh is offended by bounty programs

Posted on: March 4, 2012 11:00 pm
Suh says he would never participate in a bounty program. (Getty Images)
By Josh Katzowitz

For the guy labeled as one the dirtiest players in the NFL, even Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh can’t believe the findings of the NFL regarding the Saints and their bounty program.

Suh -- who was suspended two games in 2011 after stomping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith and has been disciplined by the league a total of five times in his short caerer -- told the Charlotte Observer that he wouldn’t participate in something like that.

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"It's unfortunate to hear these things come out," Suh told the paper. "Me personally, I don't take part in those things and knowing my teammates and knowing my coaches, we wouldn't allow that.

"I understand it's a tough situation the commissioner has to deal with. As he has in the past, he's going to deal with it with a stiff hand. Hopefully, people can learn from the mistakes and make an example out of it.

Asked how common those kinds of bounty programs are -- where players are rewarded by teammates and the coaching staff for knocking opponents out of the game -- Suh said he didn’t know because he only was aware of what was happening in the Lions locker room.

But the NFL has said between 22 and 27 Saints players participated in one from 2009-11 and former Redskins and Bills players have said they did as well when Gregg Williams, who has been summoned to New York again to meet with NFL security officials on Monday, coached on those teams.

“For me personally and for my teammates, we don't want to put anybody out,” Suh said. “I would never want anybody to target me to take me out so why would I do it to somebody else?"

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Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:42 am

Even Suh is offended by bounty programs

Suh is offended because he'll play dirty for FREE !!!


Money mouth

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:18 am

Why are Detroit players always labelled as "dirty

The media seem to be infatuated with the image they have created of Detroit as "murder city," even if it is outdated by at least twenty years.  Consequently, they are very quick with the trigger when it comes to assigning violent labels to Detroit players.  If Suh played for the Giants, he would be "tough."  If he was Caucasian, he would be "gritty."  But, since he plays for Detroit and has dark skin, he is "dirty."

The media are supposed to shine the light of truth on ignorant stereotypes, not perpetuate them.  The condescending and patronizing tone of both the headline and the article are both offensive and disgusting.

I still think CBS sports is the best of all the corporate sports "blogs," but even the best of the MSM occasionally have their tabloid moments. 

Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 9:31 am

Even Suh is offended by bounty programs

 Suh is full of cow manure!

 He's just taking advantage of the moment so he can get some positive PR for a change. He knows how football is played in reality.

Football is a game of hard hits and intimidation.

Defensive players WANT TO HIT YOU HARD AND POSSIBLY INJURE YOU! Sorry to dissapoint anyone who is a wush but that's what football IS! Goodall is trying to legislate violence out of a violent game!

There is absolutely nothing wrong with what Williams did. It has been going on since the begining of football and it will continue no matter what stupid rule Goodall tries to put in place.

Buddy Ryan back in the 80's had the same thing and everyone knew about it. It was no big deal. Remember the cornerback the Eagles had named Andre Watters?? People called him dirty waters from the hits he used to administer. It's the defense job to hit hard (legally) and intimidate!

The greatest football franchises are great because of their hard hits and intimidation. Steelers, Ravens, Raiders, Packers, Bears...why do you think these franchises became legendary?? Because of their hard hits and intimidation. 

What we are witnessing is Goodall trying to make fundamental changes to a way the game has been played for 100 years! At this rate, NONE OF US will be watching football in 10 years becuase of the pussification that Goodall and his sissies are trying to institute in the game.

Injuries are part of the game. DEAL WITH IT! There going to happen because the game is violent. And we love the game for it's violence! That is the gladiator aspect of the game that our nature likes. Weather we want to admit it or not. We like hard hits, intimidation and seeing a WR pull up on a route because he is scared. That's football! Pushing your will on another man by hard legal hits and intimidation is what football is all about.

Football is not underwater basket weaving or syncronized swimming! Leave Greg Williams alone! He's done nothing more then what's been going on in the game since it's inception. Hard hits, intimidation and high speed violence are part of the game.

The Dallas Cowboys of the 90's were lead in the secondary by James Washington. Washington was known as "drive by" by the way he would hit you. As long as the hits are legal, it does not matter how hard they are! Washington along with Woodson had bounties on players and whoever got the best hits, won the pot of money for that game. Nothing wrong with that whatsoever. That's football.

It is the defenses job to hit you hard to intimidate you, or to hurt you. Pushing their will on the other team by pain is the defenses job!

Don't like Roger (Hitler) Goodall change the fundamental aspects of the game which make it so great.

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 9:07 am

Even Suh is offended by bounty programs

Stupid headline, "Even Suh is offended". What is he, Dr. Evil? and he shouldn't be upset. 
How about this headline?
"Even Goodell can see this is wrong". Roger Goodell, the dumbest commissioner in the history of all of Sports, since the creation of the Universe, even he knows its wrong. But he won't investigate other teams. He only goes after the Steelers and Saints.

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2012 2:45 am
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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 1:37 am

Even Suh is offended by bounty programs

I read up on Suh during his high school days. He was no bully, coward or crazy manaic like Bill "Roid Rage" Romanowski. He just became a bad guy after being drafted by the hapless Lions. The Lions think that they can bully people into submission...the thing is.....bullies only go so far in life. The Lions are so terrible that they could not even stop Alex Smith. If that is not a strong indication of how incompetent the Lions are then I don't know what is. Prior to their matchup the Lions defensive front was the best in the elague. After the game they were shred to pieces. 

Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 12:24 am

Even Suh is offended by bounty programs

Suh is a tremedous talent that wasn't dirty in college, just dominant against 2 and 3-man fronts.  Then he hit the pros and seems to have had some bad locker room influences.  It's easy for people to forget that he's so smart and a student of the game.  I hope he gets his head in the right place in the offseason and finally makes the push to perennial Pro Bowler like so many expected.  I know he can do it.  He just had a momentary lapse of judgment.  It's time to stop letting the critics get to him, clean up his act on the field, and starting threatening 12+ sacks and 60-70 tackles a year.  He has Reggie White potential; time to man up and achieve it!

Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 12:16 am

Even Suh is offended by bounty programs

ironic for someone posting with the handle "chris brown".  not defending what suh did at all, but theres a big difference between snapping in the moment like suh did and setting out from the get-go trying to seriously injure someone.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2012 12:10 am
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