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DAVIE (CBSMiami) — Ndamukong Suh might’ve dug into the all-time movie quote bucket when addressing a Miami Herald report stating he “wore sneakers to a full-padded practice” as a form of protest leading up to the Dolphins-Jets game in London.
Twice he dropped “can’t handle the truth” in response to the inquiry, which might’ve drew inspiration from Jack Nicholson’s famous words from A Few Good Men.
The question was asked by the Palm Beach Post’s Andrew Abramson, with the transcription inserted below, so as not to confuse context.
Abramson: “There was a report out there that you were wearing sneakers to protest the defense before. Is that accurate?”
Suh: “People have their own opinion and at the end of the day that’s gonna be their opinion. For them to know the truth, a lot of people can’t handle the truth. So I’ll leave it at that.”
Abramson: “So you weren’t protesting?”
Suh: “Like I said, a lot of people can’t handle the truth.”
And that was that.
The Miami Dolphins highest paid player didn’t seem that irritated as he addressed the 10-day old report amid a slew of reporters before Wednesday’s practice. Then again, this is his first time speaking to the media since London.
The Herald report stated players “took it as a sign Suh was making a statement of dissatisfaction over the defensive coaching.”
That coaching staff has since been modified with defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo taking over for the fired Kevin Coyle at defensive coordinator. Whether the production on the defensive side of the ball improves, we’ll get our first glimpse on Sunday when the Dolphins go on the road to take on the Titans.
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