PORTLAND POLICE have no plans to further investigate a car accident involving Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh after two women claimed they suffered injuries in the wreck.
The two women, who were not identified in a police report, came forward a day after the early Saturday morning accident to say they had been injured. The police report was amended to include the claims.
Suh, who went to Grant High School in Portland and later played for Nebraska, is currently serving a two-game NFL-imposed suspension for stomping on Green Bay Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith during a Thanksgiving Day game. He is not allowed to take part in team activities while on suspension.
Suh had returned to Portland from the Pac-12 championship game in Eugene when the accident occurred at 1:14 a.m. on Saturday. In the police report, Suh said he lost control of his 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle when he tried to go around a parked taxi and crashed into a light pole, a water fountain and a tree.
Suh called 911 to report the accident and police at the scene said he was cooperative and did not appear to be intoxicated or show any other sign of impairment. No one at the scene reported any injuries in the crash, which drew a large number of spectators from a nearby nightclub.
No citation was issued in the accident.
One of the women was quoted in the amended police report as stating that speed caused the accident.
"He was driving too fast and reckless all the time," the report quoted the woman as saying. "There was never a taxi. He was just going too fast and he could have killed someone at Dante's [nightclub]."
Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said that because the crash did not involve an intoxicated driver, traumatic injuries or vulnerable road users, it does not meet the department's investigation criteria.
Brett Favre will not become the starting quarterback of the Chicago Bears, according to a report.
ESPN, citing a high-ranking Bears source, reported that the team has no interest in signing Favre and has not contacted him. The Bears said they will stick with Caleb Hanie, fueled by a glimmer of hope that Jay Cutler's broken thumb will heal before season's end.
* Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Chris Hoke is scheduled to undergo surgery on his neck today and is expected to miss the rest of the season. The 10-year veteran sustained a stinger against Jacksonville on Oct. 16.
* As expected, the NFL has announced the four-game suspensions for Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The league said both are suspended without pay and will be eligible to return to Washington's active roster on Jan. 2 - the day after the final regular-season game against the Eagles.
* Seattle Seahawks rookie guard John Moffitt has been suspended for four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He will serve the suspension beginning immediately, even though he is currently on injured reserve and out for the season with a right knee injury.
* The Carolina Panthers placed starting defensive tackles Sione Fua (right hamstring) and Terrell McClain (sprained left knee) on injured reserve.
* Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew says he's sorry for his actions in last weekend's loss at New Orleans.
Pettigrew was called for a personal foul in the fourth quarter of Detroit's 31-17 loss. He made contact with an official who was trying to get between him and Saints safety Roman Harper after the whistle. He said in a statement his emotions got the better of him, and he's "fully committed to helping the Detroit Lions win with class."
* Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, a Pennsylvania billionaire, expanded his sports empire by acquiring the Atlanta-based France AllPro Athlete Management, a high-profile NFL player agent firm headed by Todd France. AllPro represents more than 50 NFL players, including Baltimore running back Ray Rice, Kansas City receiver Dwayne Bowe and Buffalo Bills rookie tackle Marcell Dareus.
It's estimated the firm has negotiated more than $1 billion in player contracts since 2005. France will continue as president and CEO.