Slauson: Suh 'wasn't well liked'
New York Jets guard Matt Slauson played with controversial Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh in college, but he is no fan of his former teammate.
A day after Suh was ejected from the Lions' loss to Green Bay for another over-the-line incident, Slauson Friday blasted his former University of Nebraska teammate as "out of control" and wondered if Suh needed medical help.
"Somebody needs to get him under control, because he's trying to hurt people," Slauson told the New York Post. "It's one thing to be an incredibly physical player and a tenacious player, but it's another thing to set out to end that guy's career."
Suh has been fined $42,500 by the NFL for dirty play in less than two full seasons and recently met with commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his behavior. He appears to be facing another hefty fine and a suspension after stomping the right arm of Packers lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith in the third quarter of a 27-15 Detroit loss.
"I mean, they've fined him out the butt, but he still doesn't think he's doing anything wrong," Slauson told the Post. "I don't know what they're going to have to do, but something has to be done."
Suh said after the game, "As I'm getting up, I'm getting pushed so I'm getting myself unbalanced ... With that a lot of people are going to interpret it as or create their own storylines."
Slauson described the excuse as "delusional." Urgency is necessary, he said, because of the obvious malice in Suh's illegal on-field actions.
"Last year, when he got fined for the takedowns on the quarterbacks, it looked like he was trying to kill them," Slauson said. "I'm all for physicality, but within the framework of the game. I know it takes a different type of person to be a defensive lineman -- you've kinda got to be a jerk who wants to take the quarterback's head off. But you [shouldn't] literally want to kill them like he does."
But as a result of ugly training field acts and Suh's generally unpredictable temper, Slauson said Suh wasn't popular with his college teammates.
"He was well-respected for his ability, but everybody kind of knew who he was," Slauson said. "He wasn't well-liked."
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