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Passengers contradict Suh's accident story

NFL play wrecked car early Saturday

Two passengers in Ndamukong Suh's car are now challenging his account of the early Saturday morning accident.

Suh is the former Grant High School football standout who now plays for the Detroit Lions. He wrecked his 1970s Chevrolet Chevelle in a one-car accident at Southwest 3rd and Burnside.

At the time, Suh told police that he lost control of the car while trying to pass a taxicab, then struck a tree and Benson bubbler fountain. Suh also said that no one was injured in the accident, including himself or any passengers.

Now two women have contradicted this account. Both claim to have been passengers in the car. According to police reports, they deny seeing a taxicab and say Suh was driving recklessly before the accident. Both also claim they were hurt in the accident, with one requiring treatment at the Oregon Health and Sciences University.

Both women requested their names not be released to the press or public, saying Suh has friends in town and they fear retaliation.

Police have not charged Suh with any crime related to the accident, saying the surrounding circumstances did not break the law. The initial report indicted he was not impaired at the time of the accident.

The initial police report of the 1:15 a.m. did not mention any passengers at the scene. The women told police they both left before police arrived because a crowd was gathering and taking pictures.

Suh was in town after being suspended by the NFL for two game for stomping on an opposing player during a game.