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Suh cleared in August pellet-gun incident

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Sometimes, it’s a good thing for NFL players to have surveillance systems in their homes.

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been cleared after an incident in which he allegedly pointed a pellet gun at a repairman, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press and USA Today.

No charges will be filed against Suh, based in large part on the fact that video from his surveillance system supported his version of the events.  (In contrast, video from the home surveillance system of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is being used against him in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd.)

A Comcast employee (Comcast owns NBC, by the way) named Spencer Ferrell called Birmingham, Michigan police on August 16.  Ferrell said that Suh threatened Ferrell with a gun while Ferrell was working on a utility pole in Suh’s backyard.

“At no time in the video did Mr. Suh point the pellet gun at Mr. Ferrell in a threatening manner,” the police report said, via Birkett. “The video shows the pellet gun in Suh’s right hand pointing at the ground. After several minutes, Mr. Suh has it over his right shoulder, pointing away from Mr. Ferrell.”

Suh, who declined to address the incident on Tuesday, told the authorities he was in fear for his safety and trying to protect his family.  “If you think I show aggression on the football field, I would show more to protect my family,” Suh said, per the police report.

So, basically, Ferrell is lucky he wasn’t stomped on the arm, kicked in the crotch, and/or taken out at the knees.

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28 Responses to “Suh cleared in August pellet-gun incident”
  1. howiefeltersnatch says: Sep 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    That pic is mint

  2. hyzers says: Sep 11, 2013 5:46 PM

    So we should be expecting charges against Ferrell for filing a false police report?

    He probably saw all the media driven outrage and figured he could get a free ride.

  3. subpop360 says: Sep 11, 2013 5:48 PM

    I would be in fear of my safety too if I pissed off as many people as he does. This dude needs professional help for his anger and immaturity….

  4. sharkt says: Sep 11, 2013 5:53 PM

    For a menacing guy that intentionally tries to injure people in all sorts of ways, he sure hasn’t been able to injure anybody.

  5. EJ says: Sep 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    You figure Suh would not need to intimidate someone with a pellet gun since he walks around like he owns the league.

  6. armoderate says: Sep 11, 2013 6:19 PM

    Reminds of the great philosopher Descartes when he said “I think therefore I am”. On second thought maybe Suh doesn’t really exist.

  7. officialgame says: Sep 11, 2013 6:20 PM

    What’s this guy like 2 years old? Clown.

  8. hurricane6670 says: Sep 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    He should actually be in jail.

  9. smillr58 says: Sep 11, 2013 6:25 PM

    What is wrong with this buffoon…

  10. broncotis3000 says: Sep 11, 2013 6:38 PM

    I see a chop block in this guy’s future…

  11. danjacob12 says: Sep 11, 2013 6:42 PM

    It’s important to protect your family against a company that threatens to drop NFL Network after staging a season-long holdout on Big Ten Network. And doesn’t offer a la carte station options either!

  12. seabronco says: Sep 11, 2013 6:43 PM

    That ending is hilarious!!!

  13. deezenucks says: Sep 11, 2013 6:56 PM

    Can’t figure out why so may people defend this Suh clown. Just because he hasn’t hurt anyone doesn’t mean the intent wasn’t there. He set a precedence for himself and deserves to get ridiculed. That illegal block he just made was so unnecessary.
    But i digress, my team is in the AFC so I could care less, and really the Lions ain’t making the Super Bowl until they have a mentality change over in Detroit.

  14. kegowhisky says: Sep 11, 2013 7:16 PM

    So tell me again; why was Suh in fear for his safety and protecting his family, from a Comcast guy on a pole? Something isn’t adding up here….

  15. ivanpavlov0000 says: Sep 11, 2013 7:17 PM

    Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a defensive tackle. That number is 90.

  16. hatesycophants says: Sep 11, 2013 7:20 PM

    Also, the Bills are horrible.

  17. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Sep 11, 2013 7:22 PM

    he was protecting his family with a pellet gun??

  18. GenXJay says: Sep 11, 2013 7:33 PM

    weird, Suh is getting off the hook stemming from character issues.

  19. dtownsportslions says: Sep 11, 2013 7:36 PM

    Freaking Comcast

  20. racerx1225 says: Sep 11, 2013 7:38 PM

    He does own the league, nobody can compete with him, he;s a monster.

  21. kenshalek says: Sep 11, 2013 7:50 PM

    This guy is Aaron Hernandez in “waiting”.

  22. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 11, 2013 9:04 PM

    Suh and trouble always seem to be near each other.

  23. blewinski says: Sep 11, 2013 10:10 PM

    Come on haters what is it a fine or suspension?

  24. funktron2x says: Sep 11, 2013 11:46 PM

    The worst argument of the day is that Suh, the athlete that he is, has done all these things with intent to injure – and failed every. Single. Time. That is absurd.

  25. uncletuna says: Sep 12, 2013 6:52 AM

    What is he protecting his family from with a pellett gun…killer squirrels?!?

  26. faulkn22 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:55 AM

    Of course you neglect to write that it happened after 9pm and Comcast did not notify him that they were going to be there.

    If it was me, I would very likely be reacting the same way until I discovered who they were and why they were there.

  27. thetruthcampaign says: Sep 12, 2013 11:17 AM

    The guy came into his yard at 9pm. That’s after dark around here. Sheesh. Move on.

  28. thetruthcampaign says: Sep 12, 2013 12:53 PM

    At least he wasn’t holding double pearl-handled Colt 45’s. It was a pellet gun. Man oh man.

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