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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Detroit Lyin’? Ndamukong Suh’s Passengers Dispute Some Key Details In His Car Crash Story

(By Dan Fogarty, SportsGrid) - Early on Saturday morning, Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh crashed his car into a tree in downtown Portland. Suh wasn’t intoxicated, and he told police he had lost control of his 1970 Chevrolet Coupe while trying to pass a taxicab. The car was towed, the police left, and a PR crisis was averted.

Or not. At the time, Suh told police that no one in the car was injured, and that no one needed medical attention. But in an interview with Portland’s KGW, two of Suh’s passengers have contradicted the All-Pro’s story, saying that they were indeed injured in the crash. One female passenger said she “had a cut upper eyebrow which required stitches, a black eye and a busted lip.” She said she told Suh repeatedly that she was hurt and needed a doctor, but Suh refused, telling her she was fine. The woman eventually walked down the street, where her husband picked her up and took her to the hospital.

Also in dispute: whether there was ever a cab that Suh was trying to pass. The female passenger says there wasn’t. A witness who saw the crash and called 911 says there wasn’t, either. Furthermore, the female passenger refused to be identified because she told police she feared for her safety.

In terms of issues with the police, Suh looks like he’s in the clear for now.


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