Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford does not believe teammate Ndamukong Suh intended to kick Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin on Thanksgiving. And Stafford says Suh is getting a raw deal because a stray foot happened to connect to just the wrong place.
Stafford said on WXYT in Detroit that he has never been kicked in the groin during a game, but he has had players hit him accidentally while being blocked or falling into a pile, and he doesn’t think those hits are dirty plays.
“No, never been kicked there,” Stafford said. “Those kind of unintentional hits, I think, happen all the time in the game. It just so happened I guess the camera was on him and that’s the way it goes. But things like that happen all the time.”
Stafford says he doesn’t wear a cup, and he doesn’t know of any other NFL players who do, either. That’s because the risk of getting hit in just the wrong place seems so remote that it’s not worth a cup potentially slowing a player down.
“I would dare you to find somebody that does these days,” Stafford said. “I think those are kind of one-in-a-million shots.”
Every proctologist’s story ends the same way.