Lions' DL Ndamukong Suh apologizes for his reaction in Thursday's game
DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24: Defensive end Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions argues with referee Terry McAulay #77 after Suh is ejected from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the Thanksgiving Day game at Ford Field on November 24, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 119009136 Image by Gregory Shamus
DETROIT- Ndamukong Suh has released a statement on Facebook after he appeared to step on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Suh stated, "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."
In less than two seasons as a pro, Suh has received his share of fines, and he met with Commissioner Roger Goodell this month to discuss his play.