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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
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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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52 COMMENTS

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31.

Valentinoalexander     

This show will help is image regardless of how ridiculous it is

578 days ago
32.

Loretta Love    

WHERE IS HIS SPEEDO...?

578 days ago
33.

RobN    

Can you kick people in the nuts in diving?

578 days ago
34.

Carl    

Oh please, did you see any clips from the celebrity diving show? They dive off a high board that is less than 10 feet above the water and all they were doing was falling forward into a dive. My guess is this is a PR move to increase ratings for the show since it will be seen as "dangerous".

577 days ago
35.

DaveT    

White people can't dance and black people can't swim.
Is somebody gonna sue me now?

577 days ago
36.

guy    

First, Terrel Owens did a great job on the FOX diving show and he's BLACK.

Second, it really seems that this new show is about SPLASH. All he has to do is jump in and make a BIG splash! He will win the cannonball competition.....

577 days ago
37.

campy    

If these fat asses aren't doing belly flops, then I don't want to see that crap.

577 days ago
38.

Laura    

Anyone joining this show was a mistake.

577 days ago
39.

rudynjudyjudy    

he`s not a football player he`s a bench warmer AKE plaything for the team owner.Paying that much for a contract si`nt good for the team anyway.JIM THORP was the last REAL american JOCK and he was`nt even a american other than indian fresh off the rass.Part time push push cheer leader

577 days ago
40.

rudynjudyjudy    

harvey owns him anyway and his DDD moobys from harveys D jango collection of doll`s N PUPPETSS

577 days ago
41.

PT    

"Black and pool don't mix". Well, that will be news to Cullen Jones, Anthony Ervin and Lia Neal

577 days ago
42.

Violent Pope    

Nice man titties.

577 days ago
43.

LeeBrewster    

LOVE HIM!!!!! A year or two back, Suh went to a friends child football game. After the game, he bought everyone hot cocco and hot dogs. He came back to coach the kids as promised. He is a beast on the field, not a game for girls or cats!! I love me a Man Name Suh!!!

577 days ago
44.

Norm    

I'm a huge Lions fan and I think this is a big mistake as well. Ever since his spectacular rookie season he is just far too concerned with this off-field celebrity nonsense and his performance on the field has suffered. Wait til you retire to do this silly crap, for now work on your game!

577 days ago
45.

StevenB    

Does anyone actually expect Suh to act responsibly and professionally? Really? He's proven that's not who he is already.

577 days ago
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