A strange development came Monday regarding the recent automobile accident involving Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. One of the passengers in his car claimed that Suh was less than truthful regarding his claim to police that he wasn’t driving faster than the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour, and that no one in his car was injured.
Regardless, the Associated Press reports that police won’t be taking a second look at the situation.
Of course, that may not be the end of any legal woes arising from the situation. The two women who claim they were injured in the accident surely will be suing Suh.
It would be fitting if it turns out that one of them is actually named Sue.
Regardless of whether Suh did or didn’t do anything wrong, the case illustrates the power possessed by local authorities when it comes to matters of this nature. If the police in Suh’s hometown of Portland, Oregon had opted to make a big deal out of the discrepancy between Suh’s claim that there were no injuries and the claims from the passengers that there were injuries, Suh could be facing a fresh set of problems with the league office, under the personal-conduct policy. By exercising their broad discretion in a manner that entails taking no further action, Suh most likely won’t be facing any further scrutiny from his employers.