Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was in a minor traffic accident early Thursday Morning – as in, actually Thursday morning, not drunken rage driving around 2:00am. Apparently on his way to the Lions practice facility, Suh side swiped a 1999 Ford Escort around 6:20am on the Southfield Freeway. Except Suh didn’t stop to exchange insurance information – he kept on driving.
The driver of the side swiped car, Stephen Vines, apparently does not take crap from a man that has no reservations about stomping on someone’s face. So he followed Suh all the way to the practice facility.
“‘What it comes down to is it was an arrogance thing in my eyes,’ Vines said. ‘It was just pure arrogance. ‘Get out of my way or I’m going to make you move.’ And then, ‘I’m too good to sit here and wait. I’m going to leave, you guys can come find me.”
“[…] Vines, who called 9-1-1 after the incident, said Suh yelled accusingly at him from his car immediately after the accident and told him, ‘I’m advising you now to leave,’ really raising his voice at me,’ after he followed him down the street to the Lions’ facility.”
Suh has a poor history with driving, which includes the following:
“As a rookie, Suh was involved in a two-car accident when a Honda Civic struck his Land Rover as he drove through a Royal Oak intersection. Police ticketed the driver of the Civic.
Last December, while he was home in Oregon serving a two-game suspension for stomping an opponent, Suh lost control of his 1970 Chevrolet Coupe and hit a tree, a light pole and a drinking fountain. He was sued this summer for more than $1 million by a passenger in the car.
And in March, Suh was ticketed for doing 91 m.p.h. in a 55-m.p.h. zone.
Suh also was ticketed for negligent driving during his final season at Nebraska when he reportedly sideswiped three parked cars.”
Vines, a Lions fan, says he’s still going to root for the team to beat Philly on Sunday. Though if he sees Suh celebrating a sack, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be jumping for joy. And for Suh, he should probably hire a driver.