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Police Chief Says Suh’s Traffic Ticket Will Stand

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Ndamukong Suh. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ndamukong Suh. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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LATHRUP VILLAGE (97.1 The Ticket/AP) - Police say a traffic citation issued to Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in metro Detroit will stand.

Lathrup Village Police Chief William Armstrong said Tuesday he wasn’t sure the Nov. 15 citation for driving without due care and caution would hold up after having watched video footage of Suh’s driving that day.

But after consulting with the city attorney, Armstrong said Wednesday the decision was made to go forward and have Suh “either pay the fine or fight the ticket.”

An officer wrote up Suh after seeing the third-year pro driving fast and passing cars from the right lane.

Suh has been sued for $1 million by a woman who claims she was injured when Suh was in a car crash last December in Portland, Ore.

Suh, who’s no stranger to controversy and is referred to by some as the dirtiest player in the NFL, was most recently in the news for a suspicious “kick” to the groin of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub during last week’s Thanksgiving Day game.

The NFL announced Monday that Suh would not face a suspension for the kick, which some thought was intentional, but he could be fined.  Read more, here.

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