Ndamukong Suh says ‘next question’ 10 times when asked about Rodgers incident
Ndamukong Suh may have triumphed in his appeal related to the one-game suspension related to an incident involving Aaron Rodgers during last Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, but the Detroit Lions defensive lineman was in no mood to discuss either the incident or the successful outcome of the appeal.
Suh, who had his one-game suspension reduced to a $70,000 fine related to how he twice stepped on the leg of Rodgers while the quarterback was on the ground — he blamed the incident on his feet being “numb” and as a result was unable to detect the difference between Rodgers’ leg and the ground — deflected each and every question thrown his way on Wednesday.
In fact, Suh reportedly used the phrase “next question” 10 times during a series of nine questions related to the incident.
According to an ESPN.com report, Suh’s use of “next question” were in response to several lines of questioning, “including why he went to New York for the appeal, how people can trust him, why he ends up in these situations, what he would say to fans, his reaction to the suspension, whether he could actually feel his feet Sunday against Green Bay, whether he should get the benefit of the doubt, whether he didn’t mind paying the fine because of the magnitude of the game, and whether he intentionally stepped on Rodgers, which started all of this in the first place.”
Suh apparently was moderately more expansive when inquiries regarding other issues were asked of him.
The substance of Suh’s responses mostly revolved around how he is focusing on the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit’s opponent in the Wild Card around on Sunday at AT&T Stadium.
When asked about why he doesn’t receive the benefit of the doubt, Suh, who has on several occasions been fined by the league for various incidents revolving around arguably dirty play, the Lions defensive standout said, “Life is life and so you take it as it is.”
Suh, specifically addressing the successful outcome of his appeal, said that he was “pleased with the decision and really glad I have the opportunity to go to Dallas and help my teammates win the game and I think that’s most important.”(photo credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)