Earlier on Thursday, we shared the story from former Packers player Matt Brock who says Ndamukong Suh may have stomped on Evan Dietrich-Smith because he was frustrated after having his shoelaces untied by the Packers guard all game. Brock says current Packers offensive line coach, James Campen, told him that was part of their plan to distract Suh. When asked about the charge Thursday, both Dietrich-Smith and Campen denied everything.
“No, absolutely not,” Campen said. “We have more important things to worry about than tying up someone’s shoes during the game.”
“That’s a complete fabrication,” Dietrich-Smith added. “Complete lie. I was never told anything and there were no acts of that sort. You can go back and watch the film but you won’t see me on the ground trying to untie shoes.”
I would expect both men to deny things, especially when Campen may have told Brock the story in confidence. But Dietrich-Smith is right — the one way to find out the truth is by watching the film. I don’t have access to it, but I’m sure that would tell us the real story. I would say we could ask Suh if it happened, but there are two problems: he’s a liar, and he’s not exactly talking to the media these days.