Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has taken a lot of heat in the media lately. Okay, throughout his entire NFL career, but especially lately (and especially since his foot met Texans QB Matt Schaub’s groin on Thanksgiving Day). After that, he was accused of taunting an injured Colts player, and even in Sunday night’s defeat against the Packers, he had a late hit on QB Aaron Rodgers. He’s even been voted the dirtiest player in the NFL by his fellow players.
Even still, there are kids looking up to the man, and he’s well aware of this fact. WXYZ TV, an ABC affiliate in Detroit recently ran this segment showing Suh “making a wish come true” for a little boy with CANDLE syndrome, a rare autoinflammatory disease.
Suh is certainly not the only player to lend himself to such situations, but this video, which has received next to zero media attention, outside of the local station which aired it, shows that the scary football beast does indeed have a heart.