"I was being dragged to the ground, and my foot inadvertently hit the man," Suh told reporters, according to WXYT-FM in Detroit.
"I don't think he's a dirty player," Arians said during his Wednesday news conference. "I'd love to have him on my team. I like the way he plays. He plays aggressive, hard and fast and physical.
"I don't think there's anything wrong with it. That's kind of why they call it football."
"It's one of those things that he's a passionate player," Stanton said. "Obviously you can see he goes out there and puts effort forth on every single play. Sometimes it's out of control, but at the same time, he's a guy you want on your team. ...
"The rep that he's starting to get or has, I think it's unwarranted. It's not fair necessarily because I don't think that's the type of guy that he is."
UPDATE: Suh was fined $30,000 by the NFL for the kick, a source informed of the fine told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.