AVONDALE, AZ - MARCH 04: Ndamukong Suh of the NFL's Detroit Lions is the honorary grand marshall and is the starter for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 4, 2012 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Ndamukong Suh served as the grand marshal of NASCAR's race in Phoenix today. While there, he hung out with fellow Subway spokesman Carl Edwards and caught up with Chris Myers from FOX. He also caught up with SB Nation's Jeff Gluck, who asked him about the bounty program controversy the New Orleans Saints are currently dealing with. Suh had this to say:
Suh also said that he expects Roger Goodell to deal with the situation "with a stiff hand as he has in the past." Suh hopes Goodell will make an example out of this situation in order for the rest of the league to learn from these mistakes. Here's more from Suh:
"Personally, I don't take part in those things," Suh said Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, where he is grand marshal for NASCAR's Subway Fresh Fit 500. "Knowing my teammates and knowing my coaches, we don't allow that."
"For me personally and I know my teammates, we don't want to put anybody out," he said. "I would never want anybody to target me and take me out, so why would I do it to anybody else?"
I'm sure some out there would disagree with that notion given Suh's own history, but it's good to hear the Lions aren't doing anything like this. Safety Chris Harris also confirmed that nothing of this sort took place in Detroit during 2011, his one season with the team.