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Tollefson not buying what Suh was selling

Defensive end Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit

Defensive end Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions argues with referee Terry McAulay #77 after Suh is ejected from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the Thanksgiving Day game at Ford Field. (Nov. 24, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

One of the storylines that is buzzing around the NFL today is the play in which Ndomukong Suh stomped on a Packers player during their game on Thursday. He was ejected, but tried to rationalize his actions afterwards.

Not everyone is buying it.

“I saw the play and then I saw what Suh had to say so I went back and looked at the play again because I want to believe him,” Giants defensive lineman Dave Tollefson said. “I want to. I really do. To me -- I’m not going to pass judgment, that’s not me, that’s not my job, that’s the man upstairs -- but it didn’t look like what he said it was.”

Tollefson did say that it can be easy to lose your cool in the trenches.

“It gets crazy down there man, t really does,” he said. “This is a game of passion and sometimes you have to make sure it doesn’t overflow and you don’t do something that you’re not supposed to do like kick a guy or punch a guy. You have to use that to motivate you to do something within the confines of the rules of the game. That was unfortunate how that played out.”
 

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