Suh errs by not taking ownership of his mistakes
ALLEN PARK — Ndamukong Suh is a little crazy if he thought he was going to walk back onto the Lions practice field and not have to answer any questions about his two-game suspension or car accident in Portland.
Suh seems to love the limelight. That’s great. He was after all the NFL’s second overall pick in 2010.
But with the spotlight, come the responsibilities.
At the podium after Wednesday’s practice he said he wanted to focus on the Oakland Raiders. He didn’t grasp the idea that he had to put the whole stomping incident behind him first.
He has not publicly spoken since immediately after the game when he came up with some story that he was trying to withdraw himself from a situation.
Wednesday was his chance and he blew it. He could have easily apologized to fans, admit he made a mistake and say it won’t happen again.
It’s a good philosophy to have whether you’re an NFL player or a plain Jane sports writer. If you make a mistake admit it, apologize for it and say it won’t happen again.
It’s pretty simple.
Suh is hurting his image by not owning up to his mistake.
It’s going to be hard to move on until he does so.
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