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Struck Strikes Out : Ah... ah... ah...ah... SUH!

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Detroit Lions defensive tackle Donkeykong Suh has used up all his Cut-Me-Some-Slack cards from this cowboy's parlor game.

And I refuse to believe that the Lions impeccable center Dominic Raiola, and offensive tackle Jeff Backus, both superb, classy, character-ridden gentlemen greatly influenced by their participation at the CABA Age 10-and-under Baseball World Series in Aurelia too many years ago, even remotely can stomach, let alone tolerate teammate Suh's punk play and behavior way too many times on the grandest stage of them all - the NFL at Prime Time.

Raiola, who represents all that is good about Nebraska football, simply has to be embarrassed and ashamed by his fellow Nebraska Cornhusker, Suh.

And, word has it, that Iowa's own impeccable NFL star, Kyle VandenBosch, seriously got in Suh's smirking face at a heated Lions' team meeting last week called to address Suh's selfish, dirty behavior against the Green Bay Packers Thanksgiving Day that's costing the Lions some well-deserved wins, and untold fan and media admiration.

Off the field, Bully Suh is an angelic, charismatic orator who has been cradled and coddled all his life, and at the University of Nebraska, where he received privileged status to further warp his warpness.

Here, read it for yourself:

Nebraska defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh has been disciplined by the team after being ticketed for negligent driving for ramming three parked cars with his sport utility vehicle over the weekend.

Suh, a fifth-year senior and one of the team leaders, told police he swerved to avoid hitting a dog or cat (he can't tell the difference?) crossing the street when his 2003 Land Rover hit the first of three cars on a Lincoln street. Police said Suh had alcohol in his system, but he tested below the legal limit.

Husker coach Bo Pelini said that he would not make public the nature of Suh's punishment. Pelini, who has a zero-tolerance policy (ZERO tolerance!) on alcohol-related offenses, said Suh was not drunk and that the crash was an accident. I'm left to wonder what exactly does zero tolerance mean? Did Bo mean to say zero tolerance, unless it was somebody vital to our football program?

Suh hit the cars as he was driving home at 2:20 a.m. on a Sunday. Police suspected the 22-year-old Suh had been drinking, and a Breathalyzer test showed Suh's blood-alcohol content was 0.035, a lot higher than zero, especially for a man that large, but below the legal limit of .08.

After a rash of off-field incidents involving other players in March 2008, Pelini said he would not tolerate ANY alcohol-related violations.

"The zero tolerance is for drunkenness, that type of thing," Pelini contrived later, blatantly covering his Suh.

"He was far from drunk. I know exactly where he was and what he did that night. This doesn't fall into that category. I deal with those situations on a case-by-case situation. If someone's drunk and gets into trouble, they're going to have an issue. That wasn't the case."

A college kid in your program driving with alcohol in his system and striking three parked vehicles at 2:20 a.m. is not an issue?

Suh met with reporters but on Pelini's orders declined to answer questions about the accident.

Suh's SUV bounced off the first vehicle, then hit two more cars on the other side of the street.

There were no injuries. Suh's Land Rover had an estimated $10,000 in damage. Two of the vehicles he hit had damages estimated at $8,000 apiece, and the third was totaled. Damages exceed $50,000 and it's a non-issue?

Coincidentally, State Farm Insurance is headquartered in Lincoln. I miss you, Jessica!

Back to the Detroit Lions' Suh.

I was tempted to call a former Green Bay Packer All-Pro offensive lineman and ask him what he would have done if he were that Packer offensive lineman Suh pounded on and then stomped on after the whistle. Knowing this former Packer since he was a tyke, I assure you they would have rumbled and the guy in the blue jersey would be on the bottom, crying for his mama, or Bo.

Suh's actions and his cowardly, lame public denial afterwards, before he did a 180 after being wised up by teammates and the Lions organization a day or two later, reveal that he will crash and burn as a professional athlete because he's a cheap-shot punk who just doesn't get it.

The global NFL isn't Lincoln, Neb., and the Lincoln Star Journal isn't the voracious national media, who knows B.S. when they see it and will not hesitate calling it out.

Rest assured, Suh has been called out and his sick sense of entitlement and beyond reproach life has just taken one very sharp turn for the worse on the road to oblivion and career destruction.

And all of his enablers are at the wheel.