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Jets' Slauson: Someone must get Lions' Suh 'under control'

Ndamukong Suh Depreciation Day continues in the NFL.

Suh had a standout career at the University of Nebraska, where he became one of the most decorated defensive players in college history. New York Jets guard Matt Slauson was teammates with Suh, a time together that produced little fondness between the men. On Friday, Slauson opened up about his former teammate's behavior following Suh's ejection from Detroit's 27-15 loss to Green Bay on Thanksgiving.

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"Somebody needs to get him under control, because he's trying to hurt people," Slauson said after Jets practice, according to the New York Post. "It's one thing to be an incredibly physical player and a tenacious player, but it's another thing to set out to end that guy's career."

We don't think Suh was trying to terminate the livelihood of Evan Dietrich-Smith when he stomped on the Packers guard on Thursday, but Slauson sees a larger, disturbing pattern of behavior. Suh has already been fined $42,000 in his brief career for unsportsmanlike behavior, and another hefty fine and possible suspension could come for his latest misadventure.

Slauson, like NBC analyst Rodney Harrison, feels fines won't deter Suh, who signed a $60 million deal with the Lions before his rookie year and also has several endorsement deals.

"I have no idea what the league can do, because apparently what they're doing now isn't working," said Slauson, who acknowledged -- but wouldn't elaborate -- on some negative Suh incidents he knew of in college. "I don't know what's going on with him, but something isn't right. I mean, they've fined him out the butt, but he still doesn't think he's doing anything wrong. I don't know what they're going to have to do, but something has to be done."

Slauson said Suh "wasn't well-liked" by teammates at Nebraska, and that the school frowns on the reputation he's earned in the NFL.

"There's a lot of people in Nebraska that aren't very pleased right now," Slauson said. "The University of Nebraska has always prided itself on producing high-character guys, and (he isn't one of them)."

We're carefully monitoring the Suh backlash, which has the potential to reach levels of absurdity unseen since Joe Buck nearly fainted when Randy Moss fake-mooned fans at Lambeau Field. Suh was absolutely wrong in his actions, and even more off-base in his inability to own up to them, but there are greater villains in the world.

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