In light of the recent outrage over the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, and the ensuing speculation about the Washington Redskins enacting such a system as well, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has come out and publicly distanced himself and his team from any talk of bounties.
"Me personally, I don't take part in those things," Suh told the Charlotte Observer while serving as grand marshall at a NASCAR race. "Knowing my teammates and knowing my coaches, we wouldn't allow that."
A handful of other Lions, including Chris Harris and Lawrence Jackson, expressed concern about the growing problem of bounty systems in pro football.
Suh told the Observer that he hopes the NFL can move past this.
"It's unfortunate to hear these things come out," he said. "I understand it's a tough situation the commissioner has to deal with. As he has in the past, he's going to deal with it with a stiff hand. Hopefully, people can learn from the mistakes and make an example out of it."