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Suh uninjured in early morning downtown crash

NFL player and Grant grad lost control of his Chevy on SW Third Avenue
by: Tribune File Photo Ndamukong Suh accepted the Bill Hayward Award during the 2009 Oregon Sports Awards. He and two passengers were not hurt in an early Saturday morning car crash in downtown Portland.

Suspended Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was not injured early Saturday morning when his 1970 Chevrolet Coupe crashed into a tree near Southwest Third Avenue and Burnside Street.

Portland police said the 24-year-old Suh apparently lost control of the car at about 1:15 a.m. as he drove south on Third Avenue. The car crossed Burnside, hit a curb, a light pole, a drinking fountain and then a tree.

Two people riding in the car with Suh also were unhurt in the accident. Police said Suh was not impaired and simply lost control of the vehicle. Suh cooperated during the investigation into the collision and waited with officers while his Chevy was towed away.

Suh, a Grant high graduate, has been suspended by the NFL for two games following an incident in the Thanksgiving Day game with the Green Bay Packers.