Suh On Another Potential Meeting With NFL: ‘It’s Always Good To Have Dialogue’

By Ashley Dunkak

ALLEN PARK (CBS DETROIT) – After getting twice through seven games in 2013, Ndamukong Suh has not yet decided if he will meet with the NFL for the second time in three seasons to discuss what he evidently needs to be doing differently.

“Honestly I haven’t figured it out – just trying to be on my p’s and q’s,” Suh said, “do things to help this team win.”

“I feel like I’m playing within the rules for the most part, without a doubt,” Suh added. “I think every single defensive player, the game is so fast, so quick, you can’t be 100 percent right on … assignments, and that’s what you have your athletic ability to make up for those things.”

Suh said he has briefly discussed with his agent and Lions general manager Martin Mayhew the possibility of meeting with league officials, but he said he is waiting until the bye week to think more about that.

“I don’t know yet,” Suh said. “It’s always good to have dialogue and understand where they’re coming from.”

This is not the first time Suh has been invited for a conversation about conduct leading to fines. He also met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell back in 2011, accompanied by head coach Jim Schwartz and team president Tom Lewand.

“Just understanding for what they were looking for and how they needed me to change in aspects of my game,” Suh said. “I feel like I understood and made progress towards that as it’s a couple years [ago], I believe.”

Schwartz was less forthcoming about the process and potential reunion between Suh and Goodell.

“I don’t want to comment on any relationships with the league office or anything else,” Schwartz said. “I take a little bit more of an old-school approach. I think that that stuff should be left between the parties involved and not become a reality TV show. It shouldn’t be for anybody else’s consumption.”

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