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Lions' Suh accused of sideswiping car, berating driver

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Steve Vines says Suh sideswiped the car he was driving.  (Credit: FOX 2 News) Steve Vines says Suh sideswiped the car he was driving. (Credit: FOX 2 News)
The Ford Escort Steve Vines was driving Thursday morning.  (Credit: FOX 2 News) The Ford Escort Steve Vines was driving Thursday morning. (Credit: FOX 2 News)
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Ndamukong Suh, bad boy of the Detroit Lions, notorious for his temper on the field, is accused of displaying some of that on the road Thursday morning.

"All three of us got over.  He rode up on my butt," said Steve Vines.  "As we're going up the ramp, he just punched it, went right around me.... He just sideswiped me."

Vines was on his way into work about 6:20 a.m. Thursday when he and other drivers merged on the Rotunda ramp along the southbound Southfield.  He said the driver behind him in a black Range Rover sped around him and sideswiped his car.  They stopped at the light.  Vines got out of his Escort and the other driver, whose taillights were damaged, started yelling.

"I look over at him and he started yelling at me, 'Trying to cut me off.  Get out of the way.'  And I just said, 'Really?'" he explained.  "He just started yelling about getting the hell out of his way and cutting him off."

Vines said the guy left the scene of the accident.  He called 911 and watched the man drive into the Lions' practice facility.  Dearborn Police told Vines to meet them there, but when he arrived, he said the driver gave him another earful.

"That's when he said, 'I advise you to leave, now.'  And I said, 'I'm not going anywhere.  I talked to the police.'  (He said), 'I don't care what they said.  You need to get out of here.'  And then he said, 'I'm advising you to leave, now.'"

Vines said he didn't even realize the other driver was none other than Ndamukong Suh, who was suspended last season for stomping another player.  He made the news again when he lost control and crashed his classic car in Portland.

Now Suh is accused of sideswiping Vines, berating him and leaving the scene of the accident, damaging a Ford Escort that actually belongs to Vines' children.

"The fact that you hit me, you got to stop, and then just to be as arrogant and say, well, I'm going to take off, they can come find me over here," said Vines.  "I don't know who this guy is at first and tell you the truth, I still didn't realize it was Ndamukong Suh until I was told that's who it was."

Here's the thing.  Vines is a huge Lions' fan.  He's not looking for bad press for them.  All he wants is his kids' car fixed.

"You were in the wrong, 110 percent in the wrong.  You know, just own up to it.  It didn't have to come to this.  I don't want anything more.  I don't want anything less.  I just want my kids' car fixed so that I know it's safe."

Dearborn Police are investigating.  FOX 2 tried to ask Suh about the accident after practice on Thursday, but Suh had far less to say leaving work than we're told he did on the way in.

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