HOUSTON — Matt Schaub hasn’t come right out and said he thinks Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh intentionally kicked him in the groin on Thanksgiving Day, but he’s said enough now that his opinion seems clear.
Speaking to Nick Wright on 610-AM in Houston, the Houston Texans quarterback said he wouldn’t want Suh on his team.
“No, you don’t want a player like that,” Schaub said. “The stuff that he stands for and the type of player he is, that’s not Houston Texan worthy. That’s not what we’re about.”
The incident was reviewed on Monday by the NFL, which chose not to suspend Suh. League spokesman Greg Aiello did say, however, that it will also be reviewed for a potential fine.
This isn’t the first time Suh has been accused of playing dirty ball. From 2010-11 the NFL fined him three times for excessive violence against quarterbacks, and he was ejected from last year’s Thanksgiving Day game for stomping on a member of the Green Bay Packers.
To makes matters worse, Suh made more headlines this week for a traffic citation he was issued in Detroit on Nov. 15, according to the Associated Press.
His peers have voted him the NFL’s dirtiest player two years in a row.
As for the play on Thursday, replays showed Suh’s heel striking Schaub right where it hurts as Suh fell to the ground. Suh did not talk to reporters after the game and hasn’t addressed it since.