Ndamukong Suh mulls NFL meeting

Updated: October 23, 2013, 6:12 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | ESPN.com

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said he isn't sure if he will go to New York during his team's bye next week to meet with NFL officials to discuss his play.

Suh received an invitation to visit the league through Lions general manager Martin Mayhew and is contemplating the trip during next week's off week for the Lions.

"I don't know yet," Suh said. "I've had brief discussions with my agent and my GM and I'm really just focusing on Dallas right now and not really concerning myself with that just yet until the bye week comes."

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Harry How/Getty ImagesNdamukong Suh says his focus is on the Cowboys this week and then he'll decide whether to meet with the NFL next week when the Lions are on their bye.

If he chooses to go, it would be the second time he has traveled to New York on Detroit's bye week to chat with the league. He went for the first time in 2011 after racking up $42,500 in fines from when he was drafted to the meeting, but that meeting was reportedly at Suh's request.

Since the first meeting, he has been suspended two games for stomping on Green Bay offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith and fined for hits to Matt Schaub, John Sullivan and Brandon Weeden.

He said Wednesday he has yet to completely understand how the league figures out its discipline.

"Honestly I haven't figured it out," Suh said. "Trying to be on my p's and q's. Do things to help this team win and obviously I didn't do enough this past week."

Suh said Wednesday it is "always good" to talk with the league about these sorts of issues to learn where it is coming from. During his last meeting, he said he picked up an understanding for what the league wanted him to try and change.

But did he feel like he changed from his first meeting with the league?

"Do I feel like I did change? I feel like I'm playing within the rules for the most part, without a doubt," he said. "I think every single defensive player, the game is so fast, so quick, you can't be 100 percent right on one assignment, and that's what you have your athletic ability to make up for those things."

Detroit coach Jim Schwartz declined to comment about any potential meeting between Suh and the league.

"I don't want to comment on any relationships with the league office or anything else," Schwartz said. "I take a little bit more of an old-school approach in that I think that stuff should be left between the parties involved and not become a reality TV show and shouldn't be for anybody else's consumption."

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