Ndamukong Suh saves Louie Anderson from a diving mishap

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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.