Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says he won’t apologize to Texans quarterback Matt Schaub after Suh’s foot met Schaub’s groin on Thanksgiving.
According to Suh, who on Wednesday talked to reporters for the first time since the incident, he was simply falling awkwardly and his foot ended up in the place where Schaub would least want it.
“I was being dragged to the ground and my foot inadvertently hit the man,” Suh said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Although Schaub said afterward that Suh doesn’t play the game the right way, Suh said today that “It’s part of the game.”
Suh has already been informed that he will not be suspended for the kick.
UPDATE 3:16 p.m. ET: Shortly after his comments, the NFL confirmed that Suh has been fined $30,000 for the kick.