Larry Fitzgerald clarifies Ndamukong Suh’s friendly eye-poke
That headline looks ridiculous enough, but here we are in 2018, when replays can be slowed down, rewound and analyzed somewhat out of context.
It’s apparently the case for one clip from Sunday’s Arizona Cardinals loss to the Los Angeles Rams. A video from in between plays appeared to show Rams defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh poking Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald in the eye, which led to quite a few headlines that painted Suh as an instigator.
Suh crossing the line is, of course, an easy assumption.
He’s been been named “the dirtiest player” in the NFL by Sporting News and the “least-liked player” by Forbes due to his tendency to earn personal fouls.
It looked like poking Fitzgerald — a very well-liked football man — in the eye would only add to Suh’s list of indiscretions, but that’s apparently not the case.
That’s because after headlines and videos of Suh’s move circulated over the past few days, Fitzgerald went to Twitter and clarified it was no big deal. Suh was just horsing around with an old friend, Fitzgerald said.
It’s much ado about nothing.