(NEW YORK) — It has been an offsesaon the Detroit Lions would rather soon forget. The team has had six total arrests since last season ended, this after the team took some criticism for their on-field behavior as well. One of players who took some of that on-field criticism was defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. With the turmoil facing the team now, Suh is taking it upon himself to become more of a leader.
“Everybody has to be accountable for themselves, and obviously we as teammates need to hold each other to a higher standard,” Suh said. “And that’s being addressed, and some of our teammates will have to deal with repercussions from the league, and I think they’ll handle it the right way and move forward and not let it truly affect us during the season.”
Despite immense talent, Suh came under fire from the fans and the league when he was suspended for two games after stomping on Green Bay Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving.
Even though the team had it share of issues last season, they managed to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN