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Did Suh lie about Saturday’s crash in Portland?

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh lied to police about his crash in downtown Portland, according to two passengers in the car who spoke to KGW TV in Portland.

Just after the crash on Saturday morning, Suh was interviewed by police and said that he was trying to pass a taxicab when he lost control of the 1970 Chevrolet Coupe and crashed into a tree, according to the original police report. He also said that no one was injured. No citations were issued.

Two of the people who were passengers in the car have since come forward with information that disputes Suh’s story and the amended police report also quotes a third passenger who said she, too, was injured in the crash.

“When the light turned green, he floored it,” one of the passengers said. “I just remember going so fast and it was violent and just getting thrown around like rag dolls.”

The woman said she was injured in the crash and on Monday, she had a cut upper eyebrow, a black eye and a busted lip, which she said had required stitches. A second passenger backed up her claims but did not want to speak on camera.

The police report first obtained by KGW said that two people were hurt in the crash and required hospitalization. The second injured person was quoted in the police report as saying, “He [Suh] was driving unsafe. It was just clear to me that we were going too fast.”

Suh himself was among those who called 9-1-1 to report the crash. KGW obtained a copy of that 9-1-1 call. When asked “Are you sure you don’t need an ambulance?” Suh replied, “Yes, everyone is fine.”

Yet the female passenger told KGW she did ask Suh to call an ambulance. She said he refused and told her she was fine. She eventually walked down the street and had her husband pick her up and take her to Oregon Health and Science University for treatment.

The woman said nearly 50 people swarmed Suh’s car after the crash and started snapping photos and she felt he was more worried about his image than her injuries.

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