fb pixel

Log In


Reset Password

Suh unhurt after Portland car accident

PORTLAND — The Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh was unhurt after he crashed his car into a tree in Portland early Saturday morning, The Oregonian reported.

Suh's two fellow passengers were also uninjured.

The paper said Suh, 24, lost control of a 1970 Chevrolet Coupe while driving early Saturday morning in Portland, crashing the car into a curb, light pole, and drinking fountain before hitting a tree.

Portland police responded to the incident at 1:15am local time Saturday and determined the defensive tackle was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. Police said Suh was cooperating with the investigation.

"He wasn't drunk and wasn't driving crazy or anything. He wasn't a jerk," said Sgt. Peter Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau. "I think he stomped on the gas when he was going around a taxi and lost the back end, spun around and hit a tree and a light pole and a (drinking) fountain. No injuries to anybody and he didn't hit any other cars."

Suh is a Portland native.

The 2010 AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year is currently serving a two-game suspension for stomping on the arm of Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith in a game played on Thanksgiving Day.

Suh is eligible to rejoin the team Dec. 12.

Messages left for Suh's representatives and the Lions were not returned.