Chris McCosky of the Detroit News begins his takedown of Ndamukong Suh by stating that he doesn’t mind Suh blew off the local media last week Friday in favor of NFL Network.
“Shoot. I’ve been disrespected by much bigger ‘stars’ than Suh,” McCosty writes.
It gets harder to believe that this isn’t personal the more you read. It also gets clearer we need this lockout to end because we are out of things to write about.
The case against Suh is that he didn’t show up at seven straight player-only practices until he showed up with a camera in tow Friday for a segment of NFL Network.
“That stinks. Whether he had talked to the local media or not, that is a brazen piece of self-promotion,” McCosky writes.
This is the NFL. Self-promotion, especially in the offseason, is part of the game. There is worry in the piece that Suh is setting himself apart from teammates and that he’s too worried about his brand.
We’re in the middle of a lockout. It’s June.
Unless a player is getting arrested or gaining 50 pounds, it feels a little early to be questioning whether he is pulling his fair share of the team rope.