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Matt Schaub: Ndamukong Suh is “not Houston Texan worthy”

Ndamukong Suh, Matt Schaub

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) pressures Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) in overtime of an NFL football game in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Houston won 34-31. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


There’s been a lot of debate in the last few days about whether Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh intentionally or accidentally kicked Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin by on Thanksgiving. Schaub hasn’t directly said what he thinks. But his feelings toward Suh leave little doubt that he believes it was intentional.

Schaub was asked on In the Loop with Nick and Lopez on 610 AM in Houston whether he’d want Suh as a teammate, and he answered, simply, “No.”

Schaub then elaborated that the Texans wouldn’t accept Suh on their team because the Texans believe in playing the game the right way, and Suh does not.

“No, you don’t want a player like that,” Schaub said. “The stuff that he stands for and the type of player he is, that’s not Houston Texan worthy. That’s not what we’re about.”

For a highly drafted, highly paid player who’s as undeniably talented as Suh, there sure are a lot of other NFL players who don’t think highly of him. There’s been some speculation that Suh is already thinking about his ability to leave as a free agent in two and a half years, but given the way the rest of the NFL feels about him, there may not be much of a market for Suh’s services.