Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, the latest victim of Ndamukong Suh’s apparently dirty play, says he wouldn’t want the Lions defensive lineman as a teammate, no matter how good he is.
Schaub made his comments several days after Suh kicked him in the groin during the Texans’ Thanksgiving Day overtime victory over the Lions.
The NFL said Monday that Suh would not be suspended for the incident but could face a fine.
“Our office has notified the Lions that N Suh will not be suspended for last Thursday’s incident. It will be reviewed for a potential fine,” league spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted.
Video of the incident doesn’t prove that the kick was intentional, but Suh definitely extended his foot in the direction of Schaub’s groin.
In an interview with SportsRadio 610 in Houston, Schaub said he would not want Suh on his team.
“You don’t want a player like that. The stuff that he stands for and the type of player he is, that’s not Houston Texan-worthy,” Schaub said. “That’s not what we’re about as a football team, as individuals, collectively as a group, we’re not that type of person.”
Suh had been taken down by an offensive lineman when he extended his left foot and kicked Schaub, who doubled over in pain.
Last year on Thanksgiving, Suh was ejected and later suspended for two games for stomping on Green Bay offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown said Suh’s antics are wearing thin.
“Something’s gotta happen,” he told the Houston Chronicle. “It’s a lot going on over and over again. We’re not allowed to do anything about it as players. No flag’s being thrown. Something has to happen eventually for him to learn that’s not going to be acceptable.”
Watch the video of the play and judge for yourself. Was it intentional?