Just because they used to be teammates doesn’t mean they were ever friends.
Over the weekend, Tampa Bay D-lineman Ndamukong Suh was flagged for taunting in the first quarter of Sunday’s Rams-Buccaneers, but Suh could be heard questioning the ref, “You see him kick me?,” referring to Stafford potentially kicking him after Suh hit him on the prior play.
It was a weird interaction between former teammeates, but it appears that there is some bad blood there. According to Matthew Stafford’s wife, Kelly, she revealed on her podcast that Suh doesn’t like Stafford.
“Not really sure why Suh doesn’t like Matthew, but Suh doesn’t like Matthew,” she said on the show. “And it has become this weird dynamic in the past couple years like Suh will come out in the media and stay stuff, whatever, it doesn’t even matter, it doesn’t phase Matthew, it is what it is.”
She eventually asked Matthew about the incident and about his relationship with Suh.
“So then I asked Matthew last night (Sunday) and he was like, ‘honestly, I don’t really know what happened. I didn’t really know who tackled me. But I remember getting put to the ground and someone on me and got him off me to try to get to the next play, and then Suh was in my face telling me he was going to (expletive) me up.’ And I was like (laughing), ‘What? I don’t understand.’ He’s like, ‘who’s gonna understand it, whatever, it doesn’t matter,’” he said.
Stafford and his new squad won the game and moved on the NFC Championship game while Suh is headed to the offseason.