The agent for Detroit Lion defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh takes issues with his client being portrayed as a villain following his latest infraction last Sunday with a low block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan.
The hit cost the Lions' star a $100,000 fine from the NFL, a penalty that is currently under appeal.
“Everyone is talking about how Ndamukong shouldn't have blocked the 300-pound lineman because there was no way he was going to catch a linebacker,” Suh's agent Roosevelt Barnes told The Associated Press.
“If that's the case, the lineman should've known he wasn't going to catch the linebacker. But the lineman did attempt to catch the linebacker and Ndamukong attempted to block him. But everyone wants to make Ndamukong out to be a villain.”
Suh, of course, is on the NFL's repeat offender list, which is one reason the fine was so steep. His infractions have included a kick to the groin of Texans' QB Matt Schaub and a stomp to the arm of Packers' lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.
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