Last week the NFL sacked Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for a two game loss in response to his out of control attack on Green Bay Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith. With some extra time on his hands to kick-back and reflect on his anger management issues Suh returned home to Portland, Oregon.
ESPN reports that Suh lost control (of his car) around 1:15 a.m. Saturday, hitting "a curb, light pole, drinking fountain and a tree" in downtown Portland. Neither Suh nor his two passengers were injured in the accident and the police said that Suh was not impaired and was cooperative. It is likely that Suh will be fined for this latest illegal hit which occurred well out of bounds.
Although no details concerning the accident are yet available, but it is possible that Suh may have been engaged in some personal training in order to maintain his competitive edge during his suspension.
During the early 60's when Dick Butkus was terrorizing the Big Ten as a linebacker at the University of Illinois, legend has it that he trained by tackling trees. After slamming into mighty oaks and assorted hardwoods on campus, Butkus delivered bone crushing tackles to the mere mortals he encountered on the gridiron.
Perhaps Suh was channeling his inner Butkus. Of course Dick Butkus didn't use a car to tackle the trees.