Listen, I’ve heard some whoppers in my time, I’ve heard some tall tales in my day, but “my feet were too cold to feel another human?” Dammit Ndamukong Suh, that’s brilliant. That’s Einsteinian. That should be the plot of an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory.
Now, to be fair, Ted Cottrell (the man in charge of the appeal) didn’t believe Suh’s story. He didn’t believe it one bit.
“Although I accept that your feet may have been cold on a late December day in Green Bay, it is difficult for me to believe that you did not feel Aaron Rodgers’ leg under you as you stepped on him twice,” Cottrell wrote. “While you may not have consciously intended to cause injury to the opposing player that you stepped on, I nonetheless believe that you could have avoided—and had the responsibility to avoid—making such dangerous contact with your opponent’s leg—twice. Your conduct was a clear violation of the Playing Rules and was outside the normal course of the game of football. It must be emphasized that illegal acts that jeopardize the safety of other players, as was certainly the case here, will not be tolerated in this League.”
Ok phew. Ted Cottrell isn’t the most gullible man on the planet. Good to know.
(By the way, if you need to get through the day, check #SuhExcuses hashtag on Twitter.)