Ndamukong Suh Apologizes For Stomp That Resulted In Ejection

In a nationally televised Thanksgiving Day matchup between the Packers and Lions, Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was caught stomping the arm of a downed opponent. The stomp earned Suh an ejection and the ire of the public, with many calling him a dirty player. The situation was made even worse by a statement in which Suh proclaimed he accidentally stepped on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.

Friday brought a change in tone from Suh. He apologized for the incident and deemed his actions unacceptable in a statement on Facebook.

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.

Suh still faces discipline from the league and may be suspended for at least a game, if not more. Video of the incident can be found here.

Check out our Packers blog, Acme Packing Company, for more on the Packers and head on over to Pride of Detroit for more on the Lions.

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