Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to apologize for his behavior in Thursday’s game against the Packers, according to ESPN.
Sources told ESPN that Suh is expected to be suspended at least two games for shoving Packers lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith’s head, stomping on him and then not admitting it in the post-game press conference. The league is still determining how long Suh will be suspended, but according to ESPN, league officials believe two games will be the minimum and that the league could require Suh to attend anger management classes.
After Thursday’s game, Suh defended himself, saying he was trying to keep his balance. He insisted that he did not intentionally step on anyone.
"People are going to have their own opinions -- that's fine," he said after the game. "The only (people) that I really care about are my teammates, my true fans and my coaches and their opinions, and that's where it lies. And honestly, the most important person in this whole thing that I have to deal with is the man upstairs."
On Friday night, according to ESPN, Suh changed his tone and apologized via his Facebook page.
"My reaction on Thursday was unacceptable," Suh said in a statement on his Facebook page. "I made a mistake, and have learned from it. I hope to direct the focus back to the task at hand -- by winning."