Report: Suh a problem in Lions locker room

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Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is a headache in the locker room, according to NFL Network analyst Heath Evans.

The former NFL fullback told radio station Detroit Sports 105.1 FM that three Lions players told him when he was working their games this season that Suh was difficult.

"The consistent message that came out of there is that Suh was uncontrollable and that he would constantly do things to kind of show his power over (former coach) Jim Schwartz, whether it was team meetings, showing up late, or whatever it may be," Evans said. "When you don't put players in line, I don't care how great they are."

Evans said Suh was a problem because he did whatever he wanted.

"The bottom line is he would just do things, whether it was showing up for a meeting late, or little different antics to kind of let the team know. ... it was more or less Suh just trying to show his dominance, his power," he said. "That he was basically untouchable and he could basically do what he wanted to do."

The Lions fired Schwartz at the end of the regular season and recently hired Jim Caldwell as head coach.

There have been reports that the Lions may try to lock Suh into a salary cap-friendly long-term deal. He is due to count $22.4 million against the cap this year.
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