Emotional Ndamukong Suh Leaves Lions-Cowboys Postgame Press Conference In Tears
Ndamukong Suh, the Lions’ rough and tough defensive tackle often depicted as mean and ruthless, wiped tears from his eyes as he exited a postgame press conference following Detroit’s Wild Card loss at Dallas in the playoffs on Sunday.
Suh began the press conference by asking reporters to limit the scope of their questions to Sunday’s game. Presumably, Suh was asking the media not to question him about his overturned suspension from earlier in the week.
He also may have been asking reporters not to ask him about his contract situation. It is widely suspected Suh will sign elsewhere in the offseason as his deal with the Lions is up. If that’s the case, that means the man the Lions drafted No. 2 overall in 2010 has played his last game for Detroit.
When asked to describe his emotions after the Cowboys came back from trailing the Lions for most of the game to end Detroit’s season–aided by a controversial picked-up pass interference penalty flag on Dallas late in the game–Suh said: “I didn’t expect this.”
Check out the full postgame press conference here, and see a short video of Suh’s emotional exit below.