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Ndamukong Suh's Teammates

Celeb Diving Show is a

HUGE MISTAKE!

1/23/2013 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ndamukong Suh should NEVER have signed up to compete on "Celebrity Diving" ... this according to several of Suh's Detroit Lions teammates who tell TMZ the decision is shockingly irresponsible. 

We broke the story ... Suh -- who's in the middle of a 5-year $68 MILLION contract with the Lions -- recently joined the cast of the ABC reality show ... and will be required to launch his 6'4", 307-pound body off a high diving board.

TMZ spoke to a BUNCH of Suh's teammates ... who all feel (very strongly) that he's making a huge mistake.

One source tells us ... "We need him on the field and if he gets hurt during the off-season doing wild stunts ... it would be bad and it ain't worth it. He is too valuable to the team."

Another source expressed similar concerns -- "if he gets a busted ear drum or an infection, it could have serious effects on his off-season training."

Several of Suh's teammates also told us they were surprised the organization would allow him to participate in the first place ... since there is a real serious risk he could hurt himself.

One last source -- who happens to be an African-American -- added, "He's a big dude ... and 'black' and 'pool' just don't mix. He's built for football ... not belly flops."

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rudynjudyjudy    

foot ball player? he`s a fat overweight over payed over hyped 2min max out of shape 2012 show boat.real foot ball is having to play both offence&defence and play the whole game not standing on the side lines cheering and ghering.He could`nt play a whole game or even half a game without taking breaks.Too fat and slow to play any real ball only push push

548 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

a over payed pahttass isn`t worth anywhere near that much,if they payed all the team that much there would`nt be any foot ball.running backs and QB`s are the only ones woh should get that kind if dime and only if they have to go both ways the whole FN game

548 days ago
18.

rudynjudyjudy    

todays football? sucks out of shape fat dudes playing parttime push push sucks in the real glory days of american football you played the whole game on both offience and defence and got payed next2 nothin didn`t take roids and ended up like bill thorp at the end of your career.Todays sideline parttime oush push players are only cheer leaders and show boats out for better contracts and more TV and movie time.6 and 8 man games were the only real foot ball games ever played but those games are gone with the wind

548 days ago
19.

rudynjudyjudy    

take off the helmit`s and pads and play real foot ball or hire robots to play war football games.Free agents don`t make a team he has no team and no real football skills other than slow slow push push parttime and break break break for a TV gig

548 days ago
20.

rudynjudyjudy    

he looks like a over hyped TMZ body guard that harvey owns and calls ddd jangost

548 days ago
21.

Suwaneegirl    

Many football players use the community pool my mother uses and she says that watching them try to swim is really kind of funny. They sink like a stone. A couple even asked a friend of hers in his 70's to help teach them to swim they're so bad at it.

548 days ago
22.

Card    

Looks like he needs to eat more Subway :)

548 days ago
23.

Dreday    

Water is for drinking and getting clean. That's it.

548 days ago
24.

Jenn    

Sounds like their concern is more professional than personal. They don't want their team and playoff chances next year to suffer because one of their best players was trying to perfect a swan dive in the off season.

548 days ago
25.

TEAM LAMMY    

Me first, football second. .... Suh

548 days ago
26.

still2easy    

Go for it Suh

548 days ago
27.

bernergirl    

Have you seen the show? I wouldnt call it diving, they jump off the high dive... Feet first. It's not like they are completing a 2 1/2 pike!

548 days ago
28.

Lekili    

68 million, am I reading this correctly?
Isn't this the same guy that "stomped" on a players head?
This is just disgusting, nobody is worth that much money, nobody!

548 days ago
29.

danny    

Hopefully he won't be able to kick anybody in the balls or stomp on them on this show and make him look like the super nice guy he's not.

548 days ago
30.

KicksandGiggles    

There HAS to be some contractual limitations on what these mega million athletes can physicially participate in to protect the owner's investment in the off season. If not, then stupid abounds on all sides!

548 days ago
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