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Lions DT Suh not feeling chatty as he returns to field

If Ndamukong Suh is plotting an image makeover in the wake of his two-game suspension by the NFL, he's off to a very shaky start.

On Wednesday, the Lions' defensive tackle cut short his weekly radio interview on WXYT-FM when a conversation about culpability took a confrontational turn.

Suh spent the majority of the interview side-stepping questions about fallout from his Thanksgiving stomping incident, insisting he was moving forward. He also declined to speak about his recent car accident, saying he didn't want to discuss his personal life.

When exasperated co-host Mike Valenti told Suh he didn't know what else to ask because he wasn't "getting a whole lot," Suh snapped back.

"You're not getting a lot because of the questions that you're asking," Suh said.

Things regressed from that point, with Suh terminating the conversation soon thereafter.

Suh was similarly tight-lipped with the media following his return to practice Wednesday.

"The most important thing right now is this football team and not me individually," Suh said in a media session that The Associated Press described as calm but terse.

Suh seems aware -- but not particularly bothered -- by the negative attention he's garnered.

"It's not going to make me cry at night," he said.

Suh's suspension cost him two game checks, but early returns say it hasn't changed his attitude. If anything, the mountain of negative press seems to have enlarged what already was an ample chip on Suh's shoulder.

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