Ndamukong Suh Voted Dirtiest Player in NFL by His Peers


Nov 8, 2011

James Harrison has some work to do if he wants to reclaim his reputation as the NFL's dirtiest player.

That's because Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has run away with the distinction, gaining four times as many votes as Harrison in a Sporting News NFL midseason player poll. Of the 111 players asked, 36 mentioned Suh as the player they thought to be the dirtiest in the league, while only 9 percent cited Harrison.

Suh's short time in the league has been marred by some ugly hits, including violent takedowns of quarterbacks Jake Delhomme, Jay Cutler and Andy Dalton. Three weeks ago, he was accused by Falcons players Todd McClure and Roddy White of taunting quarterback Matt Ryan while he was injured during the game, reportedly telling Ryan to "get the cart."

Though the player poll says differently, Suh said back in August that he doesn't consider himself a dirty player, and that he won't until his mother tells him so.

Titans defensive back Cortland Finnegan, who got into some full-on fisticuffs with the Texans' Andre Johnson last season, received eight votes. Former Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather got three votes.

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