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NFL star Suh crashes car in Portland

Detroit Lions football star Ndamukong Suh, serving a two-game NFL suspension, was involved in a single-car crash in downtown Portland early Saturday morning.

Suh, a defensive lineman from Grant High School, drove into a tree as he was going southbound on Southwest 3rd Avenue and crossing Burnside Street, police said.

Officers responded at 1:15 a.m. and spoke with Suh, 24, and determined that he was not impaired. Police said he lost control of the 1970 Chevrolet Coupe, which they said hit a curb, light pole, drinking fountain and tree.

Neither Suh nor his two passengers were injured, and police said Sue cooperated with them. The car was towed.

Suh was suspended by the NFL after his ejection in a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Green Bay Packers. The former Nebraska standout, who was the NFL rookie of the year in 2010, stepped on the arm of a Packers player after shoving his helmet into the turf.

Suh appealed the suspension on Friday, but his appeal was denied. He is not allowed to attend team practices or meetings until his reinstatement Dec. 12.