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)
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is once again in the news for a car-related incident in Portland. There was no accident this time, but Portland police did cite Suh for speeding, improperly signaling and not having proof of insurance. Here are the details:
Suh was driving west on Interstate 84 between Northeast 33rd Avenue and the Lloyd District when he was pulled over by a traffic officer, said Lt. Robert King, a spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau. He was cited for speeding, improperly signaling and not carrying proof of insurance.
"He was cooperative and cited and released at the scene," King said.
According to the Associated Press, Suh was in a BMW and was ticketed for driving 91 miles per hour in a 55 zone. Obviously, that's quite a bit over the speed limit. Then again, if you've ever driven through Detroit, you know how easily traffic can suddenly make a 55 mph limit seem optional, so perhaps that's the case in Portland as well.
This latest driving issue comes after Suh was in a car accident in Portland last December. That is really the main reason why this latest issue is news. I totally get the argument from those who think it isn't, and trust me, writing about off the field stuff like this is annoying. But going 91 in a 55 zone and being ticketed for a few violations is going to get you in the press if you're an athlete who was in a car accident not too long ago. Hell, even if he didn't have the accident the speeding ticket probably would have hit the news. I'm just glad he wasn't going 109 mph like Adrian Peterson was a couple years ago.
For what it's worth, here's Suh's reaction to the coverage of this latest story:
Let's hope this is the very last story we ever hear about Suh, cars and police.