Ndamukong Suh apparently thinks so, as he shrugged off any suggestions that he's become a dirty player, using his mother's opinion as proof.
"I'll consider myself a dirty player when my mom calls me a dirty player," Suh said Monday, according to The Associated Press.
Well then. I guess that's settled.
When asked about his open-handed punch of Logan Mankins on Saturday night, Suh even said the referee was on his side.
"[The referee] said in the future, I should let them handle those situations, but that he understood exactly what I was trying to do," Suh said.
Suh's image has come under fire a bit, after two questionable plays this preseason. There was the aforementioned altercation with Mankins from Saturday, and there was his hit on quarterback Andy Dalton that drew a $20,000 fine from the league. Last season, he was fined twice for hits on quarterbacks.
Sunday on Facebook, Suh said he "had a blast beating up on the Brady bunch."