Report: Suh accused of sideswiping car
OCT 11, 2012 10:17p ET
Suh, who was suspended last season for two games for stomping on an opponent, is in the spotlight for the wrong reason again.
He has been accussed of sideswiping a car, leaving the scene of an accident and then berating the driver following an incident Thursday morning near the Lions' practice facility in Allen Park, according to WJBK-TV, the local FOX television affiliate.
"As we're going up the ramp, he just punched it, went right around me. ... He just sideswiped me," Steve Vines, 43, of Livonia, said in an interview with the TV station.
The incident took place around 6:20 a.m. as Vines was on his way to work. He said he was driving his child's vehicle, a 1999 Ford Escort, which was damaged in the collision.
Vines said he got out of the vehicle at a light to access the damage.
"I look over at him (Suh) and he started yelling at me, 'Trying to cut me off. Get out of the way,' " Vines told the station. "And I just said, 'Really?' He just started yelling about getting the hell out of his way and cutting him off."
Vines told WJBK-TV that he called 911 to report the accident. He also watched as Suh drove off and turned into the Lions' practice facility.
Vines said Dearborn police told him to meet them at the facility. When he got there, Vines said, he had another run-in with Suh.
"That's when he said, 'I advise you to leave, now,' " Vines said. "And I said, 'I'm not going anywhere.I talked to the police.' (He said), 'I don't care what they said. You need to get out of here.' And then he said, 'I'm advising you to leave, now.' "
Despite being a Lions' fan, Vines claimed he didn't know it was Suh at the time.
Vines' message to Suh: "You were in the wrong, 110 percent in the wrong. You know, just own up to it. It didn't have to come to this. I don't want anything more. I don't want anything less. I just want my kid's car fixed so that I know it's safe."
The Lions released the following statement Thursday night: "We are aware of the reports involving Ndamukong Suh. Since this is a traffic incident, we will defer any comments to the local law enforcement agency that filed a report on the incident this morning."
Police are still investigating the incident. Suh wouldn't comment when approached following Thursday's practice by WJBK-TV.