Monday, October 24, 2011
Roddy White responds to Ndamukong Suh
By Pat Yasinskas
Time for Round 3 of the battle of words between the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions.
For those keeping score at home, Round 1 came when Atlanta receiver Roddy White and center Todd McClure expressed disgust and claimed Detroit defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Cliff Avril were making comments and gestures as Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan was on the field after having his ankle stepped on by offensive tackle Will Svitek.
Round 2 came when Suh and Avril denied making comments or gestures and also took a few shots at Atlanta’s offensive line and the media.
Now, on to the latest. In an interview with NFL Network, White responded to Suh’s comments.
“I just know he's going to say whatever he wants to say, but we know what they said,’’ White said. “We were standing right there in the huddle, we saw when he went down and that's before the medical staff got there that they said was in front of the play. We didn't say he kicked Matt; we said one of the guys, I don't know if it was 92 or 93, one of the defensive ends, came over and he was making kicking gestures like, 'Get him out of here, get him out of here.'
“I know Suh said what he said. He said, 'Go get the cart for him, get him out of here.' He knows he said that and we're not going to go back and forth about what he said-she said. And then he's going to say it was karma for what we've done in the past when their quarterback [Matthew Stafford] gets hurt on the last play of the game and they have an MRI today.”
You can check out video of the White interview here, along with interviews with Suh and teammate Stephen Tulloch.