Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh crashed his 1970 Chevy Chevelle into a tree in downtown Portland, but was not injured, the Oregon Police said.
Suh was not impaired, police said, and was cooperative with officers following the accident at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday. His two unidentified passengers were unhurt as well after the crash.
“He wasn’t drunk and wasn’t driving crazy or anything. He wasn’t a jerk,” Sgt. Peter Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau told the Detroit Free Press.
“Our officers are trained to look for watery eyes, slurred speech, that kind of thing,” Simpson said.
“Nothing like that. No odor of alcohol or anything like that. Without those factors there was nothing to lead him to believe he was under the influence.”
The football player lost control of the car while going around a parked Taxi, and managed to hit a curb, a light pole, a drinking fountain and a tree.
Suh was suspended two games for stomping Green Bay offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving. He will miss Sunday night’s game in New Orleans and will rejoin the Lions on Dec. 12.