I’ve seen the incidents. I’ve heard the commentators and yes, I think he’s done some dirty things. Also, Suh is correct in his comments about himself. There are many “Keyboard Warriors” out there. Most of the people dogging Suh have to understand that if all of us were under the microscope of the media, we could have our deeds good and bad advertised before the world! Why is it so easy to condemn others actions yet ignore our own?
Suh addresses the belief that he’s a dirty player:
“I think when you look at people in general, you’ve got to get to know them. You’ve got to get to have face time with them. You’ve got to be able to have the opportunity to interact with them. So, before you pass judgement on somebody I always take the time to get to know them, meet them, have coffee with them, whatever it may be and then be able to go from there. I think when people have seen blips of me, as you mentioned, it’s been in a negative light, rather than a positive light and that’s due to outlets of media, social media, whatever it may be. So, I can deal with that, because I know who I am as a person. I know who my parents are, what kind of child they brought up and it’s irrelevant in my life. I think the people that know me the best see me always in a good light and see the troubles and tribulations that I’ve gone through as any human being goes through in their life. So, being on a list is good and bad – whatever you want to continue to look at it as, but I’ve been very lucky and very blessed in this league to play at a high level and I want to continue to do that.”
There will probably be negative comments on this topic. The truth is, we all have failed at something. Suh deserves to start fresh just like the rest of us do. Let’s cheer him on as we cheer for our team this coming season! Wouldn’t it be great if he plays well? A lot of lessons in sports apply to real life! Let’s give others a chance in life like we’d like to be given in ours!