Just minutes after the Detroit Lions issued a statement on Ndamukong Suh’s stomp that was heard around the world, Suh issued a statement of his own on his official Facebook fan page.
In the past few hours, I have had time to reflect on yesterday’s game and I want to sincerely apologize for letting my teammates down, the organization, and especially to my fans who look to me for positive inspiration.
Playing professional sports is not a game. It is a profession with great responsibility, and where performance on and off the field should never be compromised. It requires a calm and determined demeanor, which cannot be derailed by the game, referee calls, fans or other players.
I want to reiterate my commitment to working to become a better player, and professional—on and off the field. My reaction on Thursday was unacceptable. I made a mistake, and have learned from it. I hope to direct the focus back to the task at hand — by winning.
It’s about time that Suh took responsibility for his actions. His excuse that he was “just trying to catch his balance” was complete garbage. Suh now realizes his actions were unacceptable and he apologizes for his mistake. Well done, Suh. Unfortunately, this won’t help stop the suspension that is surely on it’s way.