Suh’s foot controversy strikes again on Thanksgiving.
Ndamukong Suh could again be in trouble for his on-field actions on Thanksgiving as it appeared that he intentionally kicked Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub after a play.
Suh’s foot controversy occurred in the first half of the Detroit Lions game against the Texans. After Schaub had thrown a deep pass, Suh was dragged down in front of the quarterback and flailed his foot as he fell to the turf. Suh’s leg swung directly into Matt Schaub’s crotch, sending the quarterback to the ground in pain.
Though the Ndamukong Suh kick appeared intentional to many watching, the referees either didn’t agree or didn’t see the play, as there was no flag.
As The Huffington Post noted, the play was reminiscent of another Thanksgiving hit by Ndamukong Suh. Last year, the defensive lineman stomped on Green Bay Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith, a hit that garnered a four-game suspension for Suh.
Suh’s foot controversy also fits in with the reputation that Ndamukong Suh has built with his NFL peers. Earlier this year, a survey of players found that Suh was seen by other players as the dirtiest player in the NFL. As NFL.com notes, Suh earned 32 votes of the 103 cast by fellow NFL players, by far the biggest vote getter.
Suh’s foot controversy also follows some off-the-field trouble for the Lions lineman. In December, he crashed his car while driving 91 mph in a 55 mph zone and faces a $1 million lawsuit from a woman who said she was hurt in the crash. He got into more trouble this fall when he was accused of a hit and run accident, though that time Suh wasn’t charged.