For all the attention Ndamukong Suh has earned for himself, he’s now being forced to explain for his sister.
Last Saturday, the day after Suh and his sister were sued and two days after he was involved in a fourth traffic accident in under three years as a Lion, Suh’s sister Ngum tweeted: “Thank u Jesus! Only 2.5 more years! #Freedom”.
Perhaps coincidentally, Suh has two and a half years left on his rookie contract, thanks to a voidable final year.
That led the Lions defensive tackle to go on the offensive with his love for Detroit.
“What my sister tweets is what she tweets,” he said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “It has nothing to do with me. That’s her personal account. That’s why her name’s on it. I have my personal account that says verified, it says my name on it.”
So when asked about his future with the Lions, he said: “I would love to be here. This city is great to me, it continues to be great to me. The people are great people and I love playing here, that’s why I wear the jersey.”
For all his talent on the field, his traffic problems have drawn as much notice since his rookie season, something he said he’s used to.
“There’s been a microscope on me since what was it, I graduated high school in ‘05, so being an Army All-American in high school, being an All-American in college, being a first-[round], second overall pick in the NFL, there’s always going to be a microscope on you,” Suh said. “That comes with the territory.”
Asked how he keeps the off-field issues from being a distraction, he replied: “Next question. It’s as simple as that. Next question.”