Ndamukong Suh was considered a bit of a loner his first two NFL seasons, working hard and dominating on the field but not developing many close relationships in the locker room.

But last year, Suh appeared to mature. He was voted a captain by his teammates, drew positive reviews from his coaches and even loaned teammate Ziggy Ansah a car after the rookie arrived in Detroit.

That’s why assertions Fox analyst Heath Evans made Friday on 105.1 FM that Suh was “uncontrollable” in the locker room and late to meetings caught some of Suh’s teammates by surprise.

“We all hold each other accountable, so he wasn’t late or anything,” defensive tackle Andre Fluellen said. “Nobody was late that I can really remember. I don’t really know what (Evans) said, I can just tell you that he was as good a teammate as you can really ask for.”

Evans, who broadcast Lions games against the Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals this year, said during an interview on radio row at Super Bowl XLVIII that three unnamed Lions told him stories last fall of Suh trying to establish dominance in the locker room and over head coach Jim Schwartz.

Schwartz was fired after the Lions’ 7-9 season ended with a late-season collapse.

“The consistent message that came out of there is that Suh was uncontrollable and that he would constantly do things to kind of show his power over Jim Schwartz, whether it was team meetings, showing up late, or whatever it may be,” Evans said.

One Lions source said he doesn’t remember Suh being late for any meetings or fined by the team for his behavior last year.

Suh was fined three times for on-field behavior by the NFL, but had one of the best seasons of his career. He had 49 tackles, 5.5 sacks and was voted to his third Pro Bowl.