There are two types of bad luck; the kind that finds you and the kind you find for yourself. Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh seems to have wandered straight into a run of the latter. NFL fans may recall that Suh is on a two-game suspension after stomping on a Green Bay Packer player during a game on Thanksgiving Day. Now the Detroit Free Press is reporting that Suh was involved in an accident in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. According to the report, Suh lost control of his 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS while passing a taxi at 1:15 a.m., whereupon he slid into a light pole, a tree and a drinking fountain.

Despite the carnage, neither Suh nor his two passengers were injured in the ordeal. Portland Police Sgt. Peter Simpson has said that the Lions player wasn't drunk or "driving crazy." We're not saying we're speaking from personal experience, but the last time we checked, law enforcement tends to have sharper words to say about failing to maintain control of a vehicle and damaging public property.

The real curiosity here is that Suh wasn't piloting a vehicle from the automaker he advertises for, Chrysler (click through to the jump to refresh your memory). Then again, if you had the choice between a '70 Chevelle and a 2011 Chrysler 300, which would you chose?


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      HBDIII
      • 3 Years Ago
      And he plays in Ford Field...huzzah!
      Mike D
      • 3 Years Ago
      Eh, I don't really count classics as competition for new cars. It would have been a story if it was a new Cadillac or something.
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet he was stomping mad after that accident
      Talisman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Poorly written story Autoblog. Im sure he gave the car more gas than necessary to pass. Most would in a 1970 Chevelle. His mistake was doing it in December. I like how you left out that temps were below freeing that evening. And are you really trying to fault him for owning a classic car because he advertises for Chrysler? Come on...
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Talisman
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        Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Talisman
        Dude, are you serious about the Chrysler thing? It was just a joke by AB. Is like saying that when Tiger crashed his Escalade, he was in breach of contract for not driving his Rendezvous. I can't believe you don't have a sense of humor. He was in Portland not Detroit FYI, so as for the weather thing, "Winters are normally mild, and very moist, with January averaging 39.9 °F (4.4 °C). Lows, though usually above freezing, can reach that mark or below 37 nights per year, however" (Wikipedia) so he wasn't driving in below freezing temperatures for one, and second, if the road was frozen/slippery, don't you agree that attempting to pass a car with a 400+hp, 2WD and hideous rims is an act of a complete and utter idiot?
      Stacey
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not really a curiosity: He plays for the Detroit Lions, so he probably lives somewhere around Detroit, where he has his (likely) contract mandated Chrysler vehicle. He jumps on a plane and flies to his hometown of Portland, OR, where he had his Chevelle. Just because someone advertises for a car company doesn't mean he can't ever own or drive anything else. (Or at least, that's not the sort of contract I'd sign, unless it was for McClaren, Lamborghini or Bugatti...)
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Stacey
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      Jorge Duran
      • 3 Years Ago
      It isn't a question of whether I would choose the Chevelle over the 300. It's a question of how quickly I would choose the Chevelle over just about anything.
      redgpgtp97
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmmmm, wonder if he got out and stomped on the hood in rage?
      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      J-Lo-Suh-Tiger. When will these co's get it. Nobody cares about celeb indorsement anymore,especially when its tainted.
      Danny
      • 3 Years Ago
      Classics shouldn't break contracts, IMHO.....
      EvoVIII
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Chrysler spokesman and NFL star Ndamukong Suh crashes his... Chevy?" ...So who's the Chrysler spokesman that helped him crash the car AB?
      David
      • 3 Years Ago
      22" rims and additional hp doesn't make for a good handling automobile. If the stomp on the accelerator was anything like his Thanksgiving day variety, then i can see how it would end up wrecked.
      Rick
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Chevelle of course. The 300 is nice but very stereotyped. I would find something else to drive and there are many.
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