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Claim: Lions’ Ndamukong Suh Left Scene of Minor Accident

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was accused of leaving the scene of an accident after sideswiping another motorist’s vehicle.

According the FOX 2 news in Detroit, Suh is alleged to have sideswiped motorist Steve Vines Thursday morning in his black Range Rover, leaving the scene of the accident, and then proceeding to berate Vines at a stop light.

Vines was on his way to work around 6:20 a.m. when he and other motorists merged on the Rotunda ramp.  He noticed a black Range Rover behind him and the vehicle sped around him and sideswiped his car, he alleged.

“He rode up on my butt,” Vines said.  “As we’re going up the ramp, he just punched it, went right around me. . . He just sideswiped me.”

At a stoplight.  Vines got out his Ford Escort to inspect the damage and Suh started to yell at him, he said.

“I looked over at him and he started yelling at me, ‘Trying to cut me off.  Get out of the way. ‘And I just said, ‘Really?” Vines explained.  “He just started yelling about getting the hell out his way and cutting him off.”

According to Vines, Suh had damage to his taillights, but did not bother to get out of his at the stop light to inspect the damages on his vehicle.

When Suh left the scene of the accident, Vines called 911 an observed Suh driving into the Lions’ practice facility. After being instructed by Dearborn Police to return to the scene, Suh lashed out at Vines for a second time.

“That’s when he (Suh) said, ‘I advise you to leave, now.’ And I said, ‘I’m not going anywhere. I talked to the police.’ (Suh said), ‘I don’t care what they said. You need to get out of here.’ And then he said, ‘I’m advising you to leave, now.'”

This is not Suhs’ first traffic accident.  In December of 2011, he damaged his 1970 Chevrolet Coupe, in Portland, Oregon while trying to go around a stopped taxi, but lost control and hit a tree.  He was not cited at the scene, but did receive a citation later.

Suhs’ unpredictable temper has cost him before.  Last year the NFL suspended him for two games for stomping Green Bay Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith in the head.  He later apologized for his actions.

Being a Lions a fan, Vines did not realize throughout the whole ordeal the driver he was dealing with was Suh.

“I don’t know who this guy is at first and tell you the truth,” he said.  “I still didn’t realize it was Ndamukong Suh until I was told that’s who it was.”

The car that Vines was driving belongs to his children, but all he wants is for Suh to take responsibility for his actions.

“You were in the wrong, 110 percent in the wrong.  You know, just own up to it,” Vines said.  “It did not have to come to this.  I don’t want anything more.  I don’t want anything less.  Just want my kids’ car fixed so I know it’s safe.”

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