Ndamukong Suh thinks people view him wrong way: I'm not a villain

Ryan Hannable
January 29, 2019 - 8:45 am

ATLANTA -- When people think of Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, especially in New England, the No. 1 thing that comes to mind is a player who isn't afraid to take a cheap shot or two.

That came up multiple times when he was with the Dolphins, and several Patriots players spoke on it over the years.

Speaking at Super Bowl Opening Night Monday, Suh was asked what people get wrong about him.

“I would say they think I am a villain on and off the field," he said. "Like I said earlier, I like to impose my will. I like to be a dominant force when I am in between the white lines, but that is not who I am 24/7, 365. Just don’t pick my play as a form of who I am as a human being.”

Suh believes once people take the time to get to know him, their opinion will change.

“Truthfully, think of me in the space where you’ve actually taken the time to look at who I am as a human being," he said. "Maybe, come up and ask me who I am. Talk to me, have a conversation with me. Just don’t take someone else’s opinion. Create your own opinion and let it be unbiased.”

In his first year with the Rams, the 31-year-old finished with 59 tackles and 4.5 sacks. 

Suh will face his old division rival in the Patriots Sunday night in Super Bowl LIII.

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