As the Green Bay Packers gear up to face the Detroit Lions for the first time this season, the topic of Ndamukong Suh’s dirty stomp in their Thanksgiving Day meeting a year ago is in the news again.
Of course, the Packers and Lions have already faced each other again, playing in the season finale of 2011 without incident.
But Suh’s dirty tactics will probably always be a footnote in this NFC North rivalry after he stomped on the arm of Packers fill-in guard Evan Dietrich-Smith last season, earning him a suspension from the NFL.
“I don’t even think about it anymore. I think writers and stuff try to make more about it than it was, but it’s not really on my mind,” Dietrich-Smith said, according to Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee.
Josh Sitton will primarily be pitted against Suh in their meeting this Sunday.
“That’s something that’s in the past. We can’t really think about anything that’s gone on in the past,” Sitton said. “He just better not stomp me.”
So, there you have it. The Packers are on the lookout.
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