Video of Rams defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh poking Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald in the eye surfaced on Christmas Day.  In the video Suh is seen reaching into Fitzgerald’s facemask and appearing to try to take his eye out.  

On Wednesday, Fitzgerald addressed the video and defended his close friend by calling the video “just a friend clowning with another friend.”

This is an unexpected turn of events given Suh’s lengthy history of dirty plays.  An eye poke is a strange way to clown with a friend.  

Is this truly just a friend clowning with another friend or did Suh reach out and threaten Fitzgerald to release a statement so he doesn’t get suspended?  Something doesn’t add up.