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Ndamukong Suh does not approve of bounties

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Even for the player voted dirtiest in the NFL by his peers, the Saints’ system of paying bounties for injuring opponents goes too far.

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said while making an appearance at a NASCAR race today that he thinks there’s no place in football for bounties, and the Lions would never do such a thing.

It’s unfortunate to hear these things come out,” Suh said, via the Charlotte Observer. “Me personally, I don’t take part in those things and knowing my teammates and knowing my coaches, we wouldn’t allow that. I understand it’s a tough situation the commissioner has to deal with. As he has in the past, he’s going to deal with it with a stiff hand. Hopefully, people can learn from the mistakes and make an example out of it.

Some might say that Suh is throwing stones while living in a glass house (or stomping an opponent while wearing a glass slipper), but Suh sees a distinction between the incidents that have led to his dirty reputation and what the Saints were doing: Suh says he enjoys playing tough, physical football, but that he has never had the intent to injure an opponent.

“We always have a band as a team and as a unit, especially as a defensive line, we want to be the first guys to get to the quarterback,” Suh said. “But for me personally and for my teammates, we don’t want to put anybody out. I would never want anybody to target me to take me out so why would I do it to somebody else?”

And so the dirtiest player in the NFL believes he occupies the moral high ground in comparison to Gregg Williams’ crew.

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59 Responses to “Ndamukong Suh does not approve of bounties”
  1. firstandonlywarning says: Mar 4, 2012 3:15 PM

    Queue the negative comments from those who do not come close to giving back a tenth of what Suh does and has given back.

  2. indywilson40 says: Mar 4, 2012 3:15 PM

    He’ll cheap shot you for free.

  3. raqaiw says: Mar 4, 2012 3:17 PM

    Sometimes the jokes just write themselves folks.

  4. crp63 says: Mar 4, 2012 3:18 PM

    What he meant to say was that he did’nt want anything extra for what he already does because he enjoys it.This guy is just hopeless…

  5. nepo784 says: Mar 4, 2012 3:20 PM

    Give me a break! Coming from the most hypocritical scumbag in the league. He wouldn’t go out and try to injure another player with the intent but he’d stick a players head in the turf n try and stomp on him or drive a QB to the ground by his helmet…

  6. trodriguez89 says: Mar 4, 2012 3:22 PM

    Not sure if cereal

  7. lolb23 says: Mar 4, 2012 3:22 PM

    Falcons, Packers (and obviously the Saints) all had bounties on Suh this year. That’s what set him off.

  8. chadmurdigan says: Mar 4, 2012 3:26 PM

    What baloney. Various forms of bounty hunting have been in the NFL since it started. These are competitive men playing one of the toughest games ever created, and there will always be bounties of some kind. All this hand-wringing and “Oh, my God” coming from sports writers is just plain absurd and expressive of the “Let’s turn football into wimp ball as soon as we can.”

  9. jbl429 says: Mar 4, 2012 3:26 PM

    Suh has a $68MM contract. Of course a few thousand dollars here and there means nothing to him.

  10. gwahknows says: Mar 4, 2012 3:26 PM

    Yeah. Grizzly Adams had a beard.

  11. jenniferxxx says: Mar 4, 2012 3:29 PM

    He’s a purest … he injures players for free … untainted by any sense of profit … an artist … a cheap-shot artist.

  12. snoqualmieterry says: Mar 4, 2012 3:32 PM

    He likes o hurt people and plays dirty just because he is a jerk.

  13. descendency says: Mar 4, 2012 3:32 PM

    Suh: “You shouldn’t have to be paid to play dirty…”

  14. thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Mar 4, 2012 3:35 PM

    Are you kidding me?!# This is like Satan calling someone out for being evil…

  15. waltdawg says: Mar 4, 2012 3:36 PM

    Nor does the bartender approve of drinking!

    Whatever!!!

  16. primetime0552 says: Mar 4, 2012 3:36 PM

    Scumbag of the league eh? When was the last time a scumbag donated millions of his own money or bought a whole high school pads/uniforms because theirs were stolen. Yep he is an awful person.

  17. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 4, 2012 3:36 PM

    I believe him. I’d be the same way. I would never want to destroy anybody’s livelihood, but I’d have no problem knocking the piss out of them if that’s what I was already paid to do.

  18. thejuddstir says: Mar 4, 2012 3:43 PM

    Let’s see how Roger “God-ell” metes out his punishment for those that were paid to play dirty vs. what Suh got for doing it for free.

  19. klunge says: Mar 4, 2012 3:48 PM

    The biggest shame is that this slow offseason period has caused MDS to revert back to low life tabloid journalism and his typical Suh & Lion bashing, like old times. What happened man, you were making good progress on objective reporting without cheap shots & blatant bias! There’s already plenty of that from the commenters.

    And to all the other bandwagon bigmouths continuing to cry about how he’s the dirtiest player out there, once again I implore you to name any player that Suh has knocked out of a game or injured.

  20. NoDecaf says: Mar 4, 2012 3:48 PM

    The man is an artist. He would never accept money
    for his love.

  21. chrisdavidgarcia says: Mar 4, 2012 3:49 PM

    Grizzly Adams “did” have a beard

  22. camjon32 says: Mar 4, 2012 3:51 PM

    I didn’t even have to look to know that MDS wrote this article.

    What a clown…

  23. j0esixpack says: Mar 4, 2012 3:52 PM

    This whole bounty-gate thing is really much ado about nothing.

    Aside from cheating the salary cap in a way that actively places the health and welfare of NFL players to gain a competitive advantage, there’s nothing wrong with this whatsoever.

    Now, if we should find out that their signal filming cameras were on the sidelines and not in the stands as the NFL allows, they should absolutely lose a 1st round pick.

  24. cliffordc05 says: Mar 4, 2012 3:56 PM

    Lets make a distinction between what is done by a player in the heat of the action on the field and what is organized by a coach. The coach is supposed to be a leader and a modifying influence. An individual player might be the most thoughtful player on the team off the field but lose his composure when playing. Its easy to be composed, mature, and thoughtful in the off-season.

  25. 25robrown says: Mar 4, 2012 3:57 PM

    Kind of funny how the media criticize the Steelers, Lions, and Raiders players for dirty play yet when the league investigates it’s the Saints that are the dirty team.

  26. newyorkgmen says: Mar 4, 2012 3:57 PM

    I think he means he doesn’t approve of “other” bounties because he believes they should be exclusively for him.

  27. orcheon says: Mar 4, 2012 4:03 PM

    People in glass houses sink ships.

  28. goldrush36 says: Mar 4, 2012 4:07 PM

    chadmurdigan says: Mar 4, 2012 3:26 PM

    What baloney. Various forms of bounty hunting have been in the NFL since it started. These are competitive men playing one of the toughest games ever created, and there will always be bounties of some kind. All this hand-wringing and “Oh, my God” coming from sports writers is just plain absurd and expressive of the “Let’s turn football into wimp ball as soon as we can.”

    ___________________________________________

    Yep you’re right everyone does it…. smh. Just like the pinhead yesterday that said it’s just a witch hunt. I mean it would be so Brilliant to just go after one of the league’s media darlings for no reason and put a cloud over the team and the NFL. Wow what a money maker that is….. If you think football is about purposely trying to severely or permanently injure somebody than I suggest you go out there and play… maybe take a few intentional shots to your knees or the head and neck… reverse evolution is hard at work again folks

  29. orcheon says: Mar 4, 2012 4:07 PM

    Scumbag of the league eh? When was the last time a scumbag donated millions of his own money or bought a whole high school pads/uniforms because theirs were stolen. Yep he is an awful person.
    ———————————————-
    Because scumbags never donate money or support public charity.

    I hate to invoke Godwin’s law, but…
    Google:

    “we understand only the individual’s capacity to make sacrifices for the community, for his fellow men.”

  30. CKL says: Mar 4, 2012 4:09 PM

    So let me get this straight…if one donates to charities, one is automatically a great person and never does anything warranting scorn or derision? Got it.

  31. eddiemeredith says: Mar 4, 2012 4:11 PM

    its good that he cleared that up… cuz when u get 5 late hits a game and tear people helmets off and try to break their necks it could look otherwise

  32. funktron2x says: Mar 4, 2012 4:16 PM

    LOL! I mean, what other reaction to this blatant attention-grabbing non-news piece? Michael David Smith is transparent and obvious in his biases, at least. No beating around the bush for this guy.

  33. deedub22 says: Mar 4, 2012 4:19 PM

    Ugh, an MDS article.

  34. Waffle 2.0 says: Mar 4, 2012 4:22 PM

    klunge,

    You are delusional.

    From,
    Everyone not wearing a Lions Jersey

  35. drgreenstreak says: Mar 4, 2012 4:26 PM

    Suh is still a spoiled, little boy with too much money. He will have a brief career.

  36. beauregard says: Mar 4, 2012 4:30 PM

    To all of you putting Suh on a pedestal for his off field contributions: Organized Crime syndicates and outlaw motorcycle clubs have used this ploy for years. They very publicly give to charities and other causes hoping everyone will then turn a blind eye to their activities that take up the other 95% of their time. Every time I see a long line of outlaw 1%’er motorcycle clubs doing a Santa run I just roll my eyes. Putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t mean I’d want to kiss it.

  37. djgblack says: Mar 4, 2012 4:32 PM

    SUH IS THE DIRTIEST PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE!!! HE NEEDS TO SHUT HIS FAT MOUTH!!!!!

  38. brewtalviking says: Mar 4, 2012 4:32 PM

    Really here I thaught that Suh would come out and support bounties publicly.

  39. darthhitman77 says: Mar 4, 2012 4:42 PM

    jenniferxxx says: Mar 4, 2012 3:29 PM

    He’s a purest … he injures players for free … untainted by any sense of profit … an artist … a cheap-shot artist.

    The next person he injures in the NFL will be he first. Since we’re throwing stones let’s look at the Bears. Peppers has caused more injuries than Suh. Chris “Hitman” Harris has said the Lions didn’t do it last year but it happens all over the league. FUNNY, he’s played for how many teams priuor to Detroit? The last of which being…

  40. goldrush36 says: Mar 4, 2012 4:43 PM

    25robrown says: Mar 4, 2012 3:57 PM

    Kind of funny how the media criticize the Steelers, Lions, and Raiders players for dirty play yet when the league investigates it’s the Saints that are the dirty team.

    _________________________________________

    Well to be fair, It’s just Suh, Harrison, and the Raiders lol. Can’t forget Haynesworth too…

  41. vikescry1 says: Mar 4, 2012 4:43 PM

    nobody had a bounty on suh? he got himself in trouble….

  42. wtfru2 says: Mar 4, 2012 4:45 PM

    He doesn’t need a bounty, he does that style of play without incentive.

  43. lushy21 says: Mar 4, 2012 4:47 PM

    You the man Suh!

  44. packattack1967 says: Mar 4, 2012 4:49 PM

    Nobody cares what you think.

  45. lushy21 says: Mar 4, 2012 4:51 PM

    vikescry1,

    The pack had a “untie his shoes bounty” on him. What a bunch of bush league punks

  46. shaggytoodle says: Mar 4, 2012 4:52 PM

    firstandonlywarning says:
    Mar 4, 2012 3:15 PM
    Queue the negative comments from those who do not come close to giving back a tenth of what Suh does and has given back.
    __________________________

    He also has more to give then most make, its also easy to consider his contributions for fines and suspensions that all get donated.

    Kind of like when Kenny Mayne had that Rodney Harrison builds schools thing a few years ago.

  47. noeffinway says: Mar 4, 2012 5:06 PM

    SUH > you (yeah, you)

  48. lolb23 says: Mar 4, 2012 5:15 PM

    To all of you putting Suh on a pedestal for his off field contributions: Organized Crime syndicates and outlaw motorcycle clubs have used this ploy for years. They very publicly give to charities and other causes hoping everyone will then turn a blind eye to their activities that take up the other 95% of their time. _____________________________

    Looks like someone is really missing watching Sons of Anarchy

  49. packhawk04 says: Mar 4, 2012 5:19 PM

    Kinda like when he said the man upstairs knows what he did and would exonerate him… After blatantly stomping on a human.

    The delusion of atheletes never surprises me.

  50. alwaters9 says: Mar 4, 2012 6:28 PM

    And the stupidity of the Suh haters escalates to a new level……. another one joined, making the collective IQ about 74.

  51. newguy925 says: Mar 4, 2012 7:23 PM

    There is a difference between laying a vicious hit or losing composure and acting out on the field vs premeditated attempt to get opponents “carted” or “knock outs”.

    Will Favre limp for the rest of his life because of a bounty?

    Maybe not the best messenger, but his point is valid.

  52. kenudo says: Mar 4, 2012 7:30 PM

    Tired of hearing people say “it’s not a big deal, football is a tough game, people who are against bounties are just wimps”. To me, it’s more cowardly to try to hurt someone. The reason you hurt someone is because you are scared of them. If you weren’t you wouldn’t care if they played the rest of the game. It takes more of a man to play the game hard and clean. A real man plays the game the way it’s supposed to be played and comes out on top because he is better, not dirtier.

  53. butkus54 says: Mar 4, 2012 7:48 PM

    Suh plays for the Lions… a team I have followed and cheered for my whole life… You love him if he’s on your team and hate him if he’s not. It’s not that he stomps on a guys leg… it’s his response to that act when he’s guestioned about it later that I have the problem with.So I can understand many of the negative comments here… It’s hard to let him off the hook.I do however appreciate the distinction a previous writer made between “dirty players” and coaches and organizations who admit to paying players a bounty for intentionally hurting opposing players.

  54. thetooloftools says: Mar 4, 2012 7:56 PM

    Because he plays dirty enough without them.

  55. lolb23 says: Mar 4, 2012 8:05 PM

    Um, if Suh wanted to hurt the dude he supposedly “stomped” then dude wouldn’t have an arm right now.

  56. shlort says: Mar 4, 2012 8:56 PM

    Suh is happy to intentionally hurt players for his regular pay.

  57. maximusprime107 says: Mar 5, 2012 3:30 AM

    It sure is easy to say you disagree when the heat isn’t on you

  58. jimmylions says: Mar 5, 2012 3:46 AM

    What a shock that MDS wrote yet another story attacking the Lions and Suh. (Not)

    This does put all of the stupid retaliation penalties the Lions got called for (against the Saints) into context, but don’t expect MDS to mention that.

  59. metzgerf says: Mar 5, 2012 7:51 AM

    Answer me this: Has Suh ever injured a player on a questionable play? NO.

    Sounds like Michael David Smith is just bitter about having such an unoriginal name. Sorry ’bout ya.

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