Of all the things Lions coach Jim Schwartz is going to worry about, having star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh appear on “Celebrity Diving” does not make the list.
Schwartz cracked jokes about Suh’s appearance on the reality show, which apparently includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among others.
“I did take a couple physics courses, but there’s something about displacement of water, but it has to do with like mass and density and Ndamukong Suh’s going to displace some,” Schwartz said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Even if he goes in like those Chinese divers that don’t even make a ripple, it’s going to move a lot of water. There’ll be a tsunami somewhere because it’s just – that should be probably more Celebrity Cannonballing.
“But Ndamukong’s a good athlete. He played soccer. He’s a really good athlete for a big man.”
Schwartz joked that he wasn’t concerned about the risk of injury.
“I don’t really see this as being [an issue],” he said. “It’s not like celebrity skydiving. Even like ice skating or something like that where you sit there and say somebody could break their wrist or fall down, I think we’re probably pretty safe to say there’s not a high rate of injury on celebrity diving.”
Suh would probably be more at risk if the show was “Celebrity Karate,” “Celebrity Driving,” or “Celebrity Lumberjack,” so the idea of him falling into a pool isn’t going to cause that big of a splash in Lions offices.