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Police: Lions' Suh not impaired during minor car accident

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It seems safe to say that Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has seen better days.

His week began with a two-game suspension, without pay, for stomping on Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith in front of a national television audience during a Thanksgiving Day loss. It continued Friday when his appeal was denied. Then, on Saturday morning, the 24-year-old Suh crashed his car into a tree in downtown Portland, reported The Oregonian.

Suh and his two passengers were not injured, according to the report.

A Portland Police Bureau spokesman, Sgt. Pete Simpson, told The Oregonian that Suh simply lost control of a 1970 Chevrolet Coupe and crashed into a curb, light pole, a drinking fountain and a tree.

Police responded at about 1:15 a.m. PT and determined that Suh was not impaired, according to the report. Suh cooperated with the investigation and his car was towed from the scene, police told the newspaper.

Suh, a graduate of Grant High School in Portland, is barred from practice and the team's facility while suspended and is not eligible to return until Dec. 12.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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