Monday January 5th, 2015

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh left his press conference in tears, mid-question, after the Lions lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the NFL playoffs.

Prior to the start of the press conference, Suh asked reporters to only ask questions about the loss.

Suh, 27, is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. In September, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Suh would not re-sign with the Lions.

Before Detroit began training camp in July, Lions president Tom Lewand told reporters that the team ended contract talks with Suh and would not continue them until after the season. At the time, Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he was confident a deal would get done.

If the team were to use the franchise tag on Suh to keep him on the team for the 2015-16 season, he would be owed $26.7 million next year.

Suh was drafted by the Lions with the second pick of the 2010 NFL draft. In 17 games this season, Suh has recorded 56 tackles and nine sacks. His sack total is his highest since he had 10 during his rookie year.

Suh later returned to the press conference.

- Sarah Barshop

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