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Slauson: Time to get Suh under control

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

Matt Slauson is quite familiar with the way Ndamukong Suh operates on the football field, given the two were teammates for four seasons at Nebraska and frequently squared off against each other in practice.

So the Jets left guard didn't seem the least bit surprised about Suh's ill-advised, nationally-televised move that got Detroit's second-year defensive tackle ejected in the third quarter of the Lions' loss to the Packers in Detroit yesterday. 

"All I’m going to say is somebody needs to get him under control," Slauson told Newsday today. "I mean, somebody needs to make him realize the stuff he’s doing is unacceptable. It’s unsafe."

With the Packers staring at a third-and-goal from the Lions' 3, Suh got into a skirmish with Green Bay lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith. Suh slammed Dietrich-Smith's head into the turf three times, and then after getting up, appeared to stomp on Dietrich-Smith's right arm. He was immediately thrown out of the game, and afterward didn't take much responsibility for his actions.   

Suh has been hit with nine personal fouls since he entered the league last season, tops of any player. Slauson hinted that he witnessed some dirty play from Suh while both were doing their thing playing for the Cornhuskers.

"Obviously not to this extent," Slauson said. "But you could see some of that."

Rex Ryan tried to poke fun at the play that has people around the league talking. 

"I’ll be honest with you," Ryan cracked, "I think he young man, he should be released and come to the Jets. I‘m just throwing that out there, because I don’t think he’s that good of a player, and I don’t know about the incident and all that jazz. But we’ll take him and sacrifice that way for that for that kid. 

"But I don’t even know what to say on it," he added. "You’ve seen things like that happen on the field before and things. But it’s an emotional game."

That's when Ryan, as he walked off the podium, offered up one of his trademark one-liners.

"That one better be more than $75,000," Ryan quipped, a reference to the fine levied by the NFL on Monday for Ryan's foul-mouthed comments toward a fan at halftime of the Jets' Nov. 13 loss to the Patriots. 

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