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Suh settles car-crash lawsuit


For NFL players, the offseason provides an opportunity to rest.  To relax.  To recover.

And, in some cases, to negotiate financial settlements of pending litigation.

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has accomplished at least the latter.  According to FOX 12 in Oregon, Suh has resolved a $1 million lawsuit arising from a December 2011 car accident in Portland, which occurred while he was serving a two-game suspension following a Thanksgiving stomping incident (not to be confused with a Thanksgiving crotch-kicking incident).

Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed; they rarely are.  And it’s no surprise the case was resolved.  Suh’s lawyer acknowledged in the aftermath of the filing that Suh owed the plaintiff, Saadia Van Winkle, something for injuries suffered in the crash.  The parties disagreed, however, on the magnitude of the damages.

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10 Responses to “Suh settles car-crash lawsuit”
  1. murphintampa says: Jan 10, 2013 7:39 AM

    After “Suh Settles Car Crash Lawsuit,” I expected the rest of the headline to be “By Stomping On Complaintant’s Head.”

  2. rexryanstattoo says: Jan 10, 2013 7:40 AM

    Hope he can settle the lawsuit with the Lions when his contract is up and they realize they have been getting robbed!

  3. kevin1013 says: Jan 10, 2013 7:45 AM

    Do you have to pay taxes on lawsuit settlements when you win?

  4. lgw91s says: Jan 10, 2013 7:47 AM

    Isn’t this why we pay insurance?

  5. brownspower says: Jan 10, 2013 7:51 AM

    Suh avoided being sued!
    Maybe he’ll avoid driving by taking the Subway more often.
    What a mess this guy is.

  6. dlions18 says: Jan 10, 2013 7:53 AM

    Life ain’t easy for a boy named Suh

  7. neer music says: Jan 10, 2013 8:21 AM

    classless loser all the way.

  8. juanhughjazz says: Jan 10, 2013 9:28 AM

    I’m surprised he doesn’t have personal liability insurance. If I were a pro athlete, I would.

  9. karl422 says: Jan 10, 2013 10:01 AM

    He had the best rookie season for a DL I have ever seen and I am 62. I sure hope he gets his life together he has talent to be one of the best of all time but the last two years he has been half a train wreck.

  10. scantenii says: Jan 10, 2013 5:20 PM

    The only news I want to hear about Suh is news of a trade shipping him out of Detroit…preferably before the draft…

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