It is safe to say that Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh doesn’t have any Joan Jett on his iPod playlist. Despite being one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL today, Suh is disliked by many fans of opposing teams because of his bad reputation as a dirty player.
Suh has been playing incident free lately and he says that he has matured and is working hard to change the reputation that he has earned.
“It’s obviously tainted me and given me a bad rep, and well-deserved in that instance, but I don’t think one moment in somebody’s life is going to define them,” Suh told Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “I’ve vowed, not only to myself personally, but to my family and my teammates and coaches not to have that happen again and not have situations like that that’s going to hurt them or make them feel that they can’t be proud of me or want me as a teammate.”
“That’s one thing that I just hope and wish people have the opportunity and take the light to be unbiased and really kind of take a look at my track record and not define me by one instance and one mistake in my life that I’ve had.”
The Lions currently look like a team that should be in the postseason, so Suh could have a chance to prove that he has changed and is no longer a dirty player on one of the biggest stages in the sport.