Report: Suh settles lawsuit out of court

A $1 million lawsuit against Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for an automobile accident 13 months ago in Portland, Ore., has been settled out of court, according to a published report.

The amount of the settlement was $130,000, the Detroit Free Press reported on its website.

The accident occurred around 1 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2011, in downtown Portland. Suh, who attended high school in Portland, was serving a two-game suspension at the time for his highly-publicized stomping incident in a game against Green Bay that Thanksgiving.

Saadia Van Winkle, a passenger in the other vehicle, sought medical attention and accused Suh of negligence, reckless driving and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Suh offered to pay $700 “in an effort to buy her silence,” according to the complaint filed by Van Winkle.

Suh, who had crashed his 1970 Chevrolet Coupe into a light pole, drinking fountain and tree, was not charged in the incident.

Police did not open a criminal investigation, even after Van Winkle’s complaint.  A civil suit was officially dismissed last week, according to the FOX television affiliate in Portland.