Report: Lions’ Ndamukong Suh Sued For $1 Million

Report: Lions’ Ndamukong Suh Sued For $1 Million
Sports
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is being sued for more than $1 million by a passenger in a one-car accident that involved Suh, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Saadia Van Winkle filed the complaint on Thursday, alleging that Suh was negligent and reckless in his driving and intentionally inflicted emotional distress after he crashed his car into a light pole, drinking fountain and tree last Dec. 3. Suh was serving a two-game suspension at the time.

Van Winkle’s attorney, Sarah Nelson, said her client suffered neck and back injuries and had to have stitches for a cut above her eye.

“I think what we say to that is these high-profile athletes and celebrity types always think that they can get away with this kind of stuff and they’re never held accountable,” Nelson told the Free Press. “She wants to hold him accountable and she’s taking the charges very seriously. I think a jury will do the same. His conduct at the scene of the accident was egregious.”

Suh called 9-1-1 after the accident, declined medical assistance and said everyone involved in the crash was unharmed. Van Winkle said a second female passenger later provided a conflicting story.

According to the complaint, Suh came to Van Winkle’s house uninvited the day after the accident and offered Van Winkle $700 “in an effort to buy her silence.”

Suh was not charged in the accident.

The Sports Xchange

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In Sports

Also On Elite

World

Disturbing Footage Shows The CEO Of A Multibillion Dollar Company Kicking A Dog

A multibillion dollar company’s CEO has been put on probation after being caught kicking a dog in an elevator. Des Hague, CEO of Centerplate, a Connecticut-based company that provides concessions and vending for Qualcomm Stadium and the San Diego Convention Center, has been placed on indefinite probation following the incident. Video camera footage caught Hague […]

Life

8 Of The Best Responses I’ve Received From Employer Rejection Letters

In honor of finally landing a job here at Elite Daily, I decided I was emotionally (and unnecessarily) ready to look back at the rejection emails I have received over the last 10 months. I thought I would share the highlights with you, if only to encourage those who are on the job hunt to […]