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Ndamukong Suh AP

Yep, it was only a matter of time before we’d be able to use that headline.

A woman who was in a car with Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh during a December 3 automobile accident has filed a lawsuit in Oregon alleging that she suffered injuries as a result of the crash.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Saadia Van Winkle seeks damages for negligence, recklessness, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  She wants more than $1 million in damages.

She claims among other things that Suh lied to authorities regarding whether anyone was injured in the accident.  Van Winkle also contends that, the day after the incident, Suh showed up at her house and offered $700 “in an effort to buy her silence.”

“I think the important facts are that at the scene of the accident my client was bleeding from her head,” attorney Sarah Nelson told Birkett.  “She had a laceration above her right eye that required sutures and when he called 911 he said that nobody was injured.  He never reported to the police that anybody was injured, never reported to the police that my client was in the car.  Meanwhile, she’s bleeding from her head and he’s screaming at her to get out of the car and telling her she’s not hurt.”

The incident occurred in Portland while Suh was serving a two-game suspension for stomping on Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith during a Thanksgiving game.  Local police opted not to take a second look at the situation after allegations arose that Suh lied about whether anyone was injured, and whether he had been speeding.

The fact that no further investigation occurred shielded Suh from scrutiny of the league office.  Information revealed through the litigation could change that, in theory.

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72 Responses to “Ndamukong sued”
  1. vikes69 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:06 PM

    she can’t be hurt badly enough to need 1 mill

  2. newagerocker says: Jul 26, 2012 9:12 PM

    I love the headline Florio!

  3. ravenmuscle says: Jul 26, 2012 9:13 PM

    Maybe the league WILL take a look at it now.

  4. hyzers says: Jul 26, 2012 9:13 PM

    So why couldn’t she tell the cops she was hurt at the time again?

  5. lushy21 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:13 PM

    Beaches LIE! I got your back Suh

  6. restoretheroar1 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:16 PM

    My guess is that it gets settled out of court. I think lady is just out for money and is golddigger and is lying about Suh since this baseless lawsuit.

  7. footballfan84 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:17 PM

    She wants a mil? Damn scavenger.

  8. schmitty2 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:20 PM

    As much as I hate Suh’s antics the fact this woman is suing for a million dollars for a laceration almost 9 months after the fact reeks IMO

  9. jwzinski says: Jul 26, 2012 9:21 PM

    Suh can’t play football well enough to need $60 mil

  10. wwwfella says: Jul 26, 2012 9:21 PM

    if u cant earn it… sue for it from someone who can….it’s the american way

  11. londonfletcher says: Jul 26, 2012 9:21 PM

    sounds about right

  12. noeffinway says: Jul 26, 2012 9:22 PM

    Seriously? Offered her 700 bux…..lmao…uh huh, sure he did. What a joke. If your going to make u[ a story about a multi-millionaire bribing you at least make it believable and say it was at least 50k or something larger. Money grabbers suck.

  13. gregm5s7 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:23 PM

    She should sue him for being an idiot, too. Guilty!

    As far as 1 mil…you must not be familiar with lawsuits and punitive damages

  14. seattlerogueburner says: Jul 26, 2012 9:25 PM

    Hah! Love the headline.

  15. chiefdt58 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:25 PM

    Multi-millionaire offers $700 for silence. At least he won’t be broke 5 years after he retires. Tightass ….

    Offer her $5000 and it probably goes away… either that or she takes the money and sues him anyway.

    BTW, bravo on the headline Florio …

  16. beerbudsnbevo says: Jul 26, 2012 9:25 PM

    Emotional distress….

    Yeah, nothing cures emotional distress like a million bucks.

  17. brnadonott87 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:25 PM

    So…… why did she not call the police and report she was in the car and injured??? I guess because you play in the NFL you are the only one that can use a phone. I forgot.

  18. sixburghrules says: Jul 26, 2012 9:25 PM

    Yeah a mill is a stretch! Maybe she was pissed b/c Suh didn’t make her a baby! Now that woulda been worth a mill

  19. dunkindan says: Jul 26, 2012 9:25 PM

    17k sounds about right

  20. One Up the Bum says: Jul 26, 2012 9:26 PM

    Highly suspect, but let the facts come out…

  21. beerbudsnbevo says: Jul 26, 2012 9:26 PM

    “Ndamukong Lied”

  22. beerbudsnbevo says: Jul 26, 2012 9:28 PM

    Detroit Lions ladies and gentlemen….

    The team is a mirror image of the city.

    And you know this maaaaaaannnnn

  23. galvestontexans says: Jul 26, 2012 9:28 PM

    She must not know how to use a phone to call for medical help just to call for money help

  24. jdmonte11 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:28 PM

    Sounds like a gold digger trying to cash in on her only opportunity

  25. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 26, 2012 9:29 PM

    Completely siding with Suh on this one.

    Sounds like someone trying to make a quick buck. $1M for some stitches? C’mon…

  26. philtration says: Jul 26, 2012 9:29 PM

    The best thing that could happen to the Lions is for Suh to get hurt and miss a few games…. just so they can learn to win without him.

    Nope… stills sounds like one of the dumbest football comments ever.

  27. chi01town says: Jul 26, 2012 9:30 PM

    Ndamukong Suh is a SCUMB BAG an I hope she take every dollar he has. The Detroit Lions need to get rid of him an all the rest of them trouble makers on that team INCLUDING THE COACH.

  28. Oldcat says: Jul 26, 2012 9:31 PM

    Florio will kick in a grand just for being able to use the title in an article. Ndamukong should pass the hat to the other writers.

  29. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 26, 2012 9:31 PM

    Funnier and less chilling than a “Suh ndamakonged” headline. Believe me.

  30. ripcurl2121 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:33 PM

    Suh is a lowlife punk who should be in prison and not on a football field. in fact the whole lions organization should be filling up cell block D

  31. thetokyosandblaster says: Jul 26, 2012 9:38 PM

    Haha.

    The lions have made me laugh for decades.

  32. delhommed says: Jul 26, 2012 9:39 PM

    What if she’s an escort girl? Got to be hard for a hooker to make it in the world with a beat up face! Giver her a break.

  33. hatesycophants says: Jul 26, 2012 9:42 PM

    In theory, my ass! Absolutely no way that happens. In fact, that police declined to review the incident is further proof the passenger sustained only a scratch.

    Money, money, money, money, money, money. Money!

  34. drgreenstreak says: Jul 26, 2012 9:42 PM

    Suh is well-known in Oregon as a big-mouth, spoiled and extremely arrogant kid.

  35. eyesofdisarray says: Jul 26, 2012 9:46 PM

    Sounds a little gold-digger ish to me.

  36. johnnycash19 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:50 PM

    10 months later? Yeah, ok, she just wants money.

  37. blackheld says: Jul 26, 2012 9:55 PM

    Simple money grab.

    She figures Suh’s rep will get her a sympathetic jury.

    One thing you can bet, though. Even in this era of phone cams and YouTube, I’m betting she’ll be unable to produce an vid of him at her house offering money, or one of her bleeding.

    Interesting, too, that this woman got this serious head injury from an accident that the car was driven away from.

    Her boyfriend prolly whacked her for going out with the millionaire football player. Then, they started thinking…what if…

  38. jacobslatter says: Jul 26, 2012 10:03 PM

    I guesstimate that the settlement to the woman will be about $150,000. Which will be all gone by the year 2019.

  39. skoobyfl says: Jul 26, 2012 10:09 PM

    Oh Suh.

  40. matthewcarlson1 says: Jul 26, 2012 10:10 PM

    Boooo! Shame on everyone involved in this. Booooo!

  41. pooflingingmonkey says: Jul 26, 2012 10:15 PM

    Suh can easily recoup any loss from this incident with the monies he’ll be receiving by endorsing a new product from Hormel: Ndamukong Stew

  42. illiniftw says: Jul 26, 2012 10:15 PM

    If the cut on her head was really that bad her lawyer would have said it needed 30 stitches or whatever not just it needed sutures… Prob needed less than 5

  43. mjkelly77 says: Jul 26, 2012 10:18 PM

    Suh showed up at her house and offered $700 “in an effort to buy her silence.”
    ______________________

    She’s laughable. He probably offered to pay her medical bill. Greedy skank.

  44. mjkelly77 says: Jul 26, 2012 10:24 PM

    chi01town says:Jul 26, 2012 9:30 PM

    Ndamukong Suh is a SCUMB BAG an I hope she take every dollar he has. The Detroit Lions need to get rid of him an all the rest of them trouble makers on that team INCLUDING THE COACH.
    ____________________

    You sound like a fan of the NFL team based Chicago. You know, the one who has a coward quitter for a quarterback. I don’t blame you for being afraid of Suh.

  45. mjkelly77 says: Jul 26, 2012 10:28 PM

    Suh is well-known in Oregon as a generous, forthright, likeable and extremely hard working kid.

  46. radrntn says: Jul 26, 2012 10:31 PM

    well suh thought $700 was fair, and she thinks 1 million is fair……logic favors one side here

  47. scratchnpost1234 says: Jul 26, 2012 10:34 PM

    You left out the part about her leaving the scene of an accident too.

  48. kiopta1 says: Jul 26, 2012 10:36 PM

    Something tells me this is just a money grab.

  49. easyeddie says: Jul 26, 2012 10:36 PM

    beerbudsnbevo says:
    Detroit Lions ladies and gentlemen….

    The team is a mirror image of the city.

    And you know this maaaaaaannnnn
    ———————————————–
    Let me guess…..another fool from Chicago.

  50. scratchnpost1234 says: Jul 26, 2012 10:40 PM

    Hey beerbudsnbevo, this happened in Portland Oregon .Leshoure’s happened while he was on the way home to CHICAGO, Fairley’s happened in Alabama, and Berry’s happened in Harrisburg, PA. Seeing a pattern here? None of this happened in Detroit

  51. brenenostler says: Jul 26, 2012 10:42 PM

    This would have made sense seven months ago, but I’d like to see her try to now prove that she was injured. Just an opportunity to get money is all.

  52. 805_9er says: Jul 26, 2012 10:50 PM

    So what is she, a paydate? I’m curious about her…

  53. florioleadswitnesses says: Jul 26, 2012 10:50 PM

    Saadia Van Winkle—Lol!

  54. firedup1 says: Jul 26, 2012 10:52 PM

    He probably does not want to see her anymore, so now she wants to sue.

  55. mannyfresh209 says: Jul 26, 2012 10:55 PM

    Imagine Mr. Suh, in all his huge massiveness, yelling at you and telling you that you aren’t hurt. Right after the fact he went Pride MMA with the head stomp. That’s a pretty intimidating thing to go up against for any one, let alone a woman.

    Don’t be so hard on the girl. This jackass should’ve made sure she was ok. People have died from hitting their head and failing to get medical attention. If he had done the right thing, she’d have no grounds at all to sue. His fault, entirely.

  56. chi01town says: Jul 26, 2012 11:11 PM

    I cant wait for the season to start so Chicago can shut these over excited Lions fans up. They must have forgot the last time Detroit played the Bears the score was 37/ 13 Remember an Ndamukong Suh didnt try to put his foot on nobody in Chicago cause he would get his ass whooped right

  57. bleedinggreenngold says: Jul 26, 2012 11:14 PM

    Sure she’s a money grabber but what do you expect? A pro athlete acts stupid, someone gets hurt, and dude gets sued. Isn’t that the norm? I have no empathy for Suh in this situation. Open the checkbook bro.

  58. Soulman45 says: Jul 26, 2012 11:36 PM

    I think she was married and now trying to get a payday.
    $700.00 to shut up that don’t make sense.
    She seen a target and is trying to hit the bulls eye.
    It more to the story.

  59. Andre's Johnson says: Jul 26, 2012 11:52 PM

    Hold up. Nobody’s asking the important question here:

    Her name is Saadia Van Winkle? Really?

  60. granadafan says: Jul 27, 2012 12:00 AM

    I came in for the headline.

  61. hyzers says: Jul 27, 2012 12:15 AM

    mannyfresh209 says:
    Jul 26, 2012 10:55 PM
    Imagine Mr. Suh, in all his huge massiveness, yelling at you and telling you that you aren’t hurt. Right after the fact he went Pride MMA with the head stomp. That’s a pretty intimidating thing to go up against for any one, let alone a woman.

    Don’t be so hard on the girl. This jackass should’ve made sure she was ok. People have died from hitting their head and failing to get medical attention. If he had done the right thing, she’d have no grounds at all to sue. His fault, entirely.

    ——————————————–
    Head stomp? Who head stomped anyone?

    And if the girl was hurt, she should have sought medical attention….. to the police who were quickly on the scene.

    Carry on, hater.

  62. chief67 says: Jul 27, 2012 12:34 AM

    When I saw pictures of the old Chevelle , Suh crashed . I wanted to sue him …Non driving clown !

  63. howardforvezina says: Jul 27, 2012 12:39 AM

    Hating every one in a city because of a handful people do something wrong is ridiculous. Every person is capable of commiting crimes.

  64. redstar504 says: Jul 27, 2012 12:43 AM

    Not a Suh fan but this is some bull excrement u got a cut and u need a mill really?

    Whatever happened to tort reform? That’s right the ABA has an army of lobbyist to see it never sees the light of day.

    Keep the dockets cluttered with this nonsense!

  65. mjkelly77 says: Jul 27, 2012 1:06 AM

    chi01town says:Jul 26, 2012 11:11 PM

    I cant wait for the season to start so Chicago can shut these over excited Lions fans up. They must have forgot the last time Detroit played the Bears the score was 37/ 13 Remember an Ndamukong Suh didnt try to put his foot on nobody in Chicago cause he would get his ass whooped right
    _________________

    When coward cutler gets a booboo, cries like a little girl and wants to go home, what are you going to do for a quarterback?

  66. purpleguy says: Jul 27, 2012 1:16 AM

    Suh may be a dope and this woman may be a gold digger, but in the end for Suh it’s no big deal if he had any decent form of auto insurance — the insurance company will cover it all.

  67. bigwalt2990 says: Jul 27, 2012 6:42 AM

    “Their display on Monday Night Football was the kind of performance that had so many convinced Lovie Smith was a goner before the kick off to the 2010 season, as they played an all around sloppy game, summed up by a combination of false starts, missed tackles and bad angles taken by defenders.”……”Instead they can only admire the excellence of what has become the Detroit Lions.”

  68. bluepike says: Jul 27, 2012 7:20 AM

    Nine months later and now she wants to pursue the ” American Dream” – a lawsuit for $1 million. Pitiful. Just pitiful.

  69. dukemarc says: Jul 27, 2012 12:58 PM

    “Suh showed up at her house and offered $700″

    So not only is he a cheap shot artist….he’s just plain cheap too.

  70. brettfavresmidget says: Jul 27, 2012 3:03 PM

    I just saw a picture of the car he crashed…if anything, someone should sue him for putting those ridiculous rims on that beautiful car.

  71. electionconfidential says: Jul 29, 2012 11:04 AM

    Did she take the $700? Where are her hospital bills? People get might sensitive once their boyfriends get rich.

    A million dollars… geez…

  72. nobby821 says: Aug 2, 2012 11:23 AM

    Nothing beats a million dollar scratch off…even when its your own head

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