ALLEN PARK — Ndamukong Suh will not be ticketed for his involvement in a traffic accident as he was nearing the Detroit Lions practice facility on Thursday morning.
"The investigation is closed,’’ according to a statement issued by the Dearborn police department. “It was a minor traffic accident in which fault cannot be determined and there will be no charges to either party."
The Lions third-year defensive tackle had no comment on the incident.
According to reports, Stephen Vines of Livonia said that Suh sideswiped his 1999 Ford Escort and didn’t stop.
“The good news is that no one was hurt, I think that’s the No. 1 thing when your players are in any kind of accident or anything else,’’ coach Jim Schwartz said. “I wasn’t there we’ll just defer to Dearborn police, very capable hands there and let them handle it.’’
It was Suh’s his fourth traffic incident since he signed with the Lions. When he was a rookies a Honda Civic struck his Land Rover in Royal Oak. The Civic driver was ticketed.
Last December while he was serving a two-game suspension his classic Chevy hit a light pole and a drinking fountain. He’s been sued for $1 million by a passenger in the car.
While driving in Oregon in March he was ticketed for driving 91 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said he was aware of Thursday’s accident.
“You look at these players you think well they should handle everything well. I was talking to Corey Williams during the week, we were talking about another player on the defensive line, he said he just needs to grow up,’’ Cunningham said. “... We all go through that process. It’s a difficult thing to handle a lot of money, to handle stardom at an early age to handle yourself and, yes, I do talk to him. A lot.’’
Also Cunningham said Suh had his two best days of practice that he’s ever seen.
“If he plays like he practices my God he’ll have a heck of a game,’’ Cunningham said.