Ex-Lions coach Jim Schwartz defends Ndamukong Suh

Tuesday February 11th, 2014

Ndamukong Suh has played under Jim Schwartz for the first 4 years of his career. (Leon Halip/Getty Images) Ndamukong Suh has played under Jim Schwartz for the first four years of his career. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Former Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz has called allegations that defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh was disruptive while he was coach "completely untrue," according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.

Schwartz was responding to allegations made by former player and current analyst Heath Evans last month that Suh was chronically late for meetings and was "uncontrollable" in the locker room. Schwartz told Nashville's 104.5 The Zone that Suh made great gains as a player while he was there and was a good teammate.

"I can say categorically, in four years as a player there, he was late zero times in four years, and I know that for a fact. I was there every single day. Ndamukong was one of our first guys in the building every single day, and he matured as a player also."

SI WIRE: Report: Jay Z, Roc Nation to advise Ndamukong Suh Evans' comments were also refuted by Reggie Bush, who played with Suh in Detroit in 2013.

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