Bears’ Martellus Bennett on Ndamukong Suh being dirty: ‘I hope he takes baths’

Anwar S Richardson

NFL opponents are asked about Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's extracurricular activities every week, and most people understand why.

Suh is the NFL’s modern-day bad boy, and is arguably less liked than former Pistons standout Bill Laimbeer. He was fined $100,000 by the NFL for a low block on Minnesota center John Sullivan in the first week of the season. Suh is currently waiting to hear about a possible fine for an elbow to the back of the head of Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Eric Winston two weeks ago. He has been fined five times in his career.

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The Chicago Bears are preparing to face Detroit at Ford Field this Sunday. Chicago’s Martellus Bennett was asked by ESPN reporter Michael C. Wright if Suh was a dirty player, and the tight end gave a great response on Thursday:

Wright later clarified Bennett's quote:

Drop the mic. Walk off stage.

Bennett could have agreed and added more fuel to the “Dirty Suh” fire. Another option would have been not to say anything. Bennett also could have downplayed Suh’s history of fines and told reporters how much he respects Suh.

Instead, Bennett delivered a punch line that diffused any possible controversy.

However, Bennett should hope Suh takes showers, not baths. As Kramer once pointed out on Seinfeld, baths are pretty disgusting.

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