|Suh says he would never participate in a bounty program. (Getty Images)|
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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"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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