Detroit’s Ndamukong Suh is one of the league’s best defensive linemen, but he also happens to be turning into the league’s dirtiest and most hated players.
Suh and teammate Cliff Avril were reportedly taunting Matt Ryan after the Atlanta quarterback left the game writhing in pain in the third quarter of the Falcons’ win on Sunday in Detroit, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
“I had respect for Suh before the game,” center Todd McClure said. “But when Matt was on the ground, the things he was saying and the trash he was talking was definitely uncalled for. There are certain things you don’t do. [He said], ‘Get the cart’ and several other things that I can’t repeat.”
McClure wasn’t alone.
“I lost a whole lot of respect for 90 [Suh] today, and also 92 [Avril], the [things] they were doing when Matt got hurt. That was unacceptable,” Roddy White said. “Like 92 was kicking [Ryan’s] feet, saying, ‘Get him off the field.’ We don’t do stuff like that. We don’t rally over guys when they get hurt. It was just inappropriate behavior. I mean, ‘Get the cart’? Are you serious? Come on. When you compete, you never want to see a guy get hurt.”
If there’s someone out there who knows a thing or two about being hated for dirty play in the NFL, it’s former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison, who weighed in on Suh on Sunday night, as seen below.