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Suh me if I'm wrong
November 25, 2011 - Jim Anderson
Everyone stomps when they’re trying to catch their balance. Like, say, a friendly house cat gets under your feet ... What do you do to catch yourself?
One good stomp at the critter usually does the trick.
Full disclosure. I’m a Packers fan and when Lions All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was ejected Thursday for pushing a Green Bay player’s helmet into the turf and then “stepping down hard” in the direction of that same opponent’s arm, I howled with delight.
The prospect of a multi-game suspension for Suh never entered my mind. Packers won, it was a chippy affair. Shrug it off.
Until today, when I read Suh’s account of his unfortunate tangle with Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.
“My intention was not to kick anybody, as I did not, removing myself,” he said. “I was on top of a guy, being pulled down, and trying to get up off the ground — and why you see me pushing his helmet down, because I’m trying to remove myself from the situation, and as I’m getting up, I’m getting pushed, so I’m getting myself on balance.”
Book ’em, Danno.
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