The string of offseason problems for Lions players has obscured the fact that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had more than a few issues of his own during his second NFL campaign. One of his goals in 2012 (and beyond, presumably) is to prove that last season was an aberration.
“I want to show the true person I am,” Suh said Sunday at the Detroit Grand Prix, via the Detroit News. “Obviously, you see me here interacting. You see me in the city of Detroit.”
Suh served as the grand marshal at the race. Race chairman Bud Denker gave Suh a $5,000 check for his upcoming youth football camp, for children ages seven through 14. It’ll be the second such camp for Suh.
“Probably one of the biggest compliments I got came from parents at my camp [last year] was that I was there from sun up to sun down,” Suh said. “That’s something I want to do.”
Regardless of who Suh truly is, he has an opportunity to help the team in a significant way, given the rash of grown men who are acting like children ages seven through 14. With team president Bill Ford Jr. looking for veteran leaders to, you know, lead, Suh is one of the few on the roster with the chops to get Nick Fairly, Mikel Leshoure, and/or Titus Young under control.