Lions defensive Ndamukong Suh released his own statement Friday after the team called his actions during Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game unnaceptable in a statement.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
That is a 180-degree turn from his statements after the game in which he denied any wrong doing.
Suh is facing a hefty fine and a possible suspension from the league for repeatedly slamming the head of Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith to the turf and then stomping on his arm after the two got tangled up following a third-down play in the third quarter of the Lions’ 27-15 loss Thursday.
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