Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh blew off his scheduled media session Wednesday, but apologized for it Thursday. The third-year pro addressed reporters and said he'd answer all questions.
The biggest topic was the recent criticism from an unnamed NFC scout quoted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as saying Suh is coddled and questioning his work ethic.
"It's really funny that we're keeping everybody anonymous," Suh said, according to the Detroit Free Press. "I wish people would kind of grow up and be a man or a woman and say exactly how they feel and put their name behind it.
"I really don't care. NFC, AFC, NFC North Division, whatever. It doesn't matter. I don't really care what you have to say about me, as long as my coaches feel that I'm producing for my team. I continue to prove that and show that day in and day out as well as in games week in and week out."
Suh has been one of the most polarizing players in the NFL since he burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2010. He has been labeled the league's dirtiest player and called overrated. Suh hasn't helped his own cause with a few incidents on the field, an at-times surly attitude toward the media and numbers that have dropped since his fabulous 2010 season.
Controversy just follows Suh at this point of his career.