When last we addressed the latest news regarding Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, we passed along a simple report from the Oregonian regarding Suh being pulled over for speeding, improper signaling, and failing to have proof of insurance.
There are now a few more details.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Suh was driving 91 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. It cost him $435. In all, he was fined $955.
There’s more. Suh apparently didn’t like the fact that his minor misadventures in a 2007 BMW became news. As he posted on Twitter: “Love the HATE , please keep it coming!! #PDXNEWS #ESPN No insurance?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA #toofunny.”
The fact that multiple news outlets reported the news doesn’t make it “HATE.” Suh enjoys a high profile, due in equal parts to a rookie year of fame and a sophomore season of infamy. So, yes, media coverage of a speeding ticket goes with the same territory that pays Suh plenty of money to sell sedans and sandwiches.
Like a multi-millionaire forking over a $955 fine, it’s a small price to pay.