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Ndamukong Suh, Roger Goodell Release Statements On Tuesday's Meeting

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Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and other members of the league office on Tuesday. Suh was joined by Lions head coach Jim Schwartz and team president Tom Lewand. Suh and Goodell both released statements about the meeting.

Suh:

I am very appreciative of the opportunity to sit and speak with the Commissioner and his staff to clarify a few questions about my play, and the game in general. I have gained a better understanding how I need to play the game to help my team win. 

I look forward to the rest of the season and the doing everything we can to bring the Lombardi Trophy to Detroit.

Goodell:

"We appreciate that Ndamukong Suh, Coach Schwartz, and team president Tom Lewand took the time to meet with us today. Ndamukong plays the game with great skill and passion and is a major reason for the Lions’ success this year. In the course of our dialogue today, we reviewed video showing that Ndamukong has clearly made the adjustments to play consistently within the rules so that he can continue to help the team. We commend Ndamukong’s leadership in taking the initiative to schedule today’s meeting."

SI's Peter King tweeted this about the meeting on Tuesday afternoon: "The league really likes Suh. Wants him to be a face-of-the-league type guy. Wants to do everything to help that happen."

Hopefully thanks both to this meeting and Suh learning to play within the rules, fines and personal fouls will become a thing of the past.