Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh Wants To Be A Good Guy
When you are known around the NFL as one of the dirtiest players in the game, it is not easy to change your reputation. For Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, shedding his bad guy image is now his top priority. Suh recently appeared on Sirius XM's NFL Radio with Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt and talked about his new-found approach.
“It’s obviously tainted me and given me a bad rep, and well-deserved in that instance, but I don’t think one moment in somebody’s life is going to define them. I’ve vowed, not only to myself personally, but to my family and my teammates and coaches not to have that happen again and not have situations like that that’s going to hurt them or make them feel that they can’t be proud of me or want me as a teammate.”
It is rare in sports that a villain can become a good guy. However, in professional wrestling, a bad guy known as a "heel" can become a fan favorite "baby face" in a matter of moments. Here is one of the best examples of something like that. Here is a memorable clip from the WWE (at the 4:30 mark) when Stone Cold Steve Austin turned from a heel to a baby face. Maybe Suh can take notes on how the professionals handle this.