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Ndamukong Suh saves Louie Anderson from a diving mishap

Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh stands on the field during warms-ups of their NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Detroit Reuters

I’ve written plenty of posts on PFT over the years, but there’s no question that this is the unlikeliest one I’ve had the pleasure of composing for you.

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s various misadventures with kicks haven’t given him much of a reputation for kindness to those competing against him, but one of Suh’s competitors on the celebrity diving show “Splash” would probably argue otherwise. TMZ reports that Suh helped rescue the comedian Louie Anderson from possible injury at a taping of the show this week.

Per the report, Anderson became exhausted after practicing several dives and wasn’t able to extricate himself from the pool without falling back in over and over again. Suh and Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis came to Anderson’s aid by lifting him out of the pool. Anderson’s rep said that his client is feeling fine after the momentary scare.

Some of Suh’s Lions teammates were reportedly upset that Suh was filming the show because of the risk of injury, a concern that seems misplaced among the group of contestants.

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35 Responses to “Ndamukong Suh saves Louie Anderson from a diving mishap”
  1. i, flounder says: Jan 28, 2013 12:24 PM

    that picture of suh is saving me from having no spank material. thanks big guy. xoxo. now where’s my sock?

  2. elliottcovert says: Jan 28, 2013 12:24 PM

    Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction

  3. hehateme2 says: Jan 28, 2013 12:25 PM

    Bellyflop sounds about right.

  4. agelardi says: Jan 28, 2013 12:25 PM

    I bet Suh kicked Anderson after they got him out of the pool though.

  5. yaryers says: Jan 28, 2013 12:26 PM

    I’m not trying to discount what Suh did, but come one….he helped a guy get out of a pool. No big deal.

  6. h3min1230 says: Jan 28, 2013 12:28 PM

    Good stuff, young man.

  7. commonsensedude says: Jan 28, 2013 12:29 PM

    “Some of Suh’s Lions teammates were reportedly upset that Suh was filming the show because of the risk of injury”

    Honestly, he’s probably much safer in the water than he is on the road.

    All jabs aside, Kudos to Suh for helping save the day here. Good job.

  8. howiehandles says: Jan 28, 2013 12:29 PM

    Probably a joke, or two, in there somewhere, but good for Suh.

  9. scoregasmic says: Jan 28, 2013 12:30 PM

    I wonder how much he will be fined…Suh is a nice guy people, hopefully one day everyone will realize this and get off his back

  10. blacknole08 says: Jan 28, 2013 12:31 PM

    I honestly thought Louis Anderson was dead. Haven’t heard about him in years.

    And aren’t Suh and Anderson both too heavy to be diving off a diving board?

  11. davekezer says: Jan 28, 2013 12:33 PM

    When Suh is a 70-year-old man, gazing out into the middle distance as he contemplates his life, I bet he’s going to reminisce about his younger years, and think, “I’m so glad I did that celebrity diving show.”

  12. clssylssy says: Jan 28, 2013 12:41 PM

    Diving is an extremely dangerous sport and I can understand his team mate’s concern. While I can see Suhbeing fit enough and a good enough an athlete to do some diving, I can’t imagine Louie Anderson as a participant and my first thought is LIABILITY!!!

  13. JSpicoli says: Jan 28, 2013 12:46 PM

    When are they going to do Celebrity Tobogganing? Or how about Celebrity Air Guitar?

  14. joetoronto says: Jan 28, 2013 12:47 PM

    “Anderson became exhausted after practicing several dives and wasn’t able to extricate himself from the pool without falling back in over and over again.”

    Louie is way overweight and has been for a long time now. Lose some weight, Louie.

  15. borophyll says: Jan 28, 2013 12:50 PM

    When I first read the headline, I thought it said “DRIVING mishap.”

    Thought it ironic that Captain Crash would be helping anyone behind the wheel.

  16. daninms says: Jan 28, 2013 1:03 PM

    Good for him.

  17. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jan 28, 2013 1:03 PM

    This diving thing is just an attempt by Suh to try to repair some of the self inflicted damage to his name. Wow he is a hero now. Give me a break.

  18. sosuhme says: Jan 28, 2013 1:10 PM

    When I saw the article I bet a friend that someone would make a lame joke about Suh kicking someone within the first five comments. Thanks agelardi for coming through for me. Your wit is priceless.

  19. petehemlock says: Jan 28, 2013 1:14 PM

    Surprised there was still water in the pool after Louie dove in.

  20. bigbadal21 says: Jan 28, 2013 1:24 PM

    yaryers says:Jan 28, 2013 12:26 PM

    I’m not trying to discount what Suh did, but come one….he helped a guy get out of a pool. No big deal.

    No Big Deal!!!! Louie is huge!!!!! Couldn’t be a bigger deal.

  21. FinFan68 says: Jan 28, 2013 1:27 PM

    Lifting Louie is impressive but the smart move would have been to simply point to the ladder.

  22. rg3andthensome says: Jan 28, 2013 1:34 PM

    From car wrecks to train wrecks….Now Suh helps over the hill unfunny “comedians”?

  23. flapjackdaddy says: Jan 28, 2013 1:55 PM

    Wouldn’t Louie just float, anyway?

  24. bennyb82 says: Jan 28, 2013 2:08 PM

    are there no lifeguards? At least Suh is finally getting some positive publicity…hard to spin a story like this unless of course it was staged…jk

  25. hendeeze says: Jan 28, 2013 2:12 PM

    Openly critisze Suh for diving, yet remain quiet (for the most part) on Titus Young Sr… Plus his teammates should know that anytime you are able to limit his time behind the wheel, you are doing something positive for the team.

  26. philliesblow says: Jan 28, 2013 2:23 PM

    Louie Anderson? Cannonball!!!!

  27. joewilliesshnoz says: Jan 28, 2013 2:35 PM

    That would be like pulling a volkswagen outta the pool.

  28. poiuyt7 says: Jan 28, 2013 2:35 PM

    What, they didn’t have certified lifeguards at this event?

  29. thetruth619 says: Jan 28, 2013 3:01 PM

    Too bad he couldn’t save his team from drowning during their nosedive this year.

  30. upperdecker19 says: Jan 28, 2013 3:08 PM

    I’m having visions of Suh and Louganis doing a “rock/paper/scissors” over who gives Louie Anderson CPR……..

  31. larryboodry says: Jan 28, 2013 4:07 PM

    Regardless of Suh’s reputation on the field, he deserves praise here…Good job, sir.

  32. nananatman says: Jan 28, 2013 4:51 PM

    He just keeps making bad decisions.

  33. lakermetskins says: Jan 28, 2013 8:49 PM

    Did he push him in?

  34. rlouisbarrett says: Jan 28, 2013 9:11 PM

    The NFL still fined him.

  35. cubear34 says: Jan 29, 2013 12:14 AM

    really! lets give him the Nobel peace prize for pulling an overweight and under conditioned Louie Anderson out of the water. as much as I think suh is a douche I would be more surprised if he were such a piece of garbage that he would allow another person to drown.

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