December 4, 2011 in Sports

NFL Notes: Suspended Lions DT Suh uninjured in car crash

 

Police in Oregon say Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh crashed his car into a tree in downtown Portland, but was not injured.

Police say Suh was not impaired and was cooperative with officers following the accident at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday. Suh lost control of the 1970 Chevrolet Coupe he was driving, which then hit a curb, light pole, drinking fountain and tree.

Suh had two passengers in the vehicle. They were not injured.

Suh is a graduate of Portland’s Grant High School. On Tuesday, the league suspended him for two games for stomping the arm of Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith.

49ers move closer

The 49ers are a big step closer to moving from San Francisco to a new stadium about 45 miles south in Santa Clara.

The team and City of Santa Clara announced on Friday that they have secured long-awaited funding for the project. Goldman Sachs, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and U.S. Bank have agreed to an $850 million loan with the city’s stadium authority and the 49ers.

Officials say the loans were the last major piece of the project. The goal is to open the new stadium in 2015.


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