Mike McGlynn: Lions 'ignorant'

  • ESPN.com news services | December 3, 2012

Ndamukong Suh maintains he's not a dirty player, but his actions again have drawn the ire of an opposing player.

The Indianapolis Star reported that Suh and his teammates were seen pointing at, laughing and dancing over the Colts' Winston Justice after the Lions defensive tackle had knocked down the Indianapolis offensive tackle following cornerback Don Carey's interception Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter of Detroit's loss. Justice suffered a concussion on the play.

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AP Photo/Duane BurlesonNdamukong Suh says his reputation as a dirty player isn't fair, but his actions in Sunday's game left Colts offensive lineman Mike McGlynn angry.

The scene infuriated Colts right tackle Mike McGlynn, who, according to the Star, was seen confronting Suh after Luck's game-winning touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time remaining.

"Totally ignorant on their part, just childish stuff," McGlynn told the newspaper. "We're all battling out there; I don't know if the hit was legal or not, but clearly he was hurt, and they're out there dancing and pointing at him and laughing. Just blatant disrespect. They're good players, but there's no room for that. It's disgusting, really."

McGlynn said Colts players would never act that way if a player on the Lions was hurt on a play.

"If that had happened to one of their players, we'd never do something like that. But that's what makes (the Colts' win) even sweeter. That's why they lose. I hope they never win another game," he told the newspaper.

The NFL can review Suh's hit on Justice but first, the league's officiating people will take a look at it to see if there was a violation. Suh was not flagged on the field for the hit. If the officiating crew deems there was a violation, it would go to Merton Hanks, the NFL's vice president for football operations, for potential discipline.

Suh was fined $30,000 last week for kicking Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin after a play in the team's Thanksgiving Day game. He is appealing that fine.

He was suspended two games last season after another Thanksgiving game incident, when he stomped on the Packers' Evan Dietrich-Smith.

He regularly has defended his style of play and has taken offense at his reputation for being a dirty player. In an interview with ESPN that aired Sunday morning, Suh said his actions in the game against the Packers two years ago have spurred him to clean up his act.

"That play in my opinion is something that I made a horrible mistake," Suh told ESPN. "And I hurt my team. And I will forever be sorry about it."

Suh said the play has "changed me for the better."

"To be honest with you, it's been something that's eye-opening," he said. "It's made me focus in and understand what's most important, and that's team first. I'm a selfless player."

On his reputation as a dirty player, Suh told ESPN, "I don't believe it's fair."

"A reputation, in my opinion, is something that's always evolving, and you can't let one particular instance, or one particular act, or even one particular year to say this is this person's reputation. You gotta factor in their whole career and their whole extension of what they've come from and what they've done and really take the facts; don't just take other people's opinions," he said.

Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter was used in this report.

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