Miami Dolphins superstar defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has just bought himself a nice mansion on the Intracoastal in Fort Lauderdale, according to records.
Suh, who’s on a six-year, $114 million contract, spend $6.5 million cash on the home at 1717 Middle River Drive, in the Coral Ridge area of the city.
A real estate source said the defensive force, who just arrived from the Detroit Lions, went for the deal because the house, fully rebuilt in 2013, is just one bridge away from the ocean.
And because it gives the 6-foot-4, 300-pounder 16,000 square feet worth of luxury space.
Broward County records show Suh paid $500,000 lower than the asking price. The deed was made to a trust that doesn’t bear Suh’s name but is based in suburban Detroit.
The seller was bank card pioneer Gary Palmer, who originally bought the place for $750,000 in 2009.
The house boasts six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a movie theater that comfortably sits 11, a wine cellar and 100 feet on the water.
The former University of Nebraska star, 28, is said to be one of the league’s financial gurus. So, you have to assume that if that football thing doesn’t go as planned, the property will pay off for Suh in the end.
kiss and tell?
The email address of Miami Beach political trickster Roger Stone, who recently quit his gig as adviser on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, showed up in this week’s Ashley Madison hacked database, the collection of 32 million records lifted from the love cheaters’ website and published by a mysterious group.
Gossip Extra asked the flamboyant Stone about his Ashley experience. And while millions of unfaithful spouses have been sweating the data release, Stone’s as cool as the other side of the pillow.
Stone, 63, replied he has no idea how his email ended up in the dump and compared Ashley Madison to a prostitution ring, since members have to pay to contact willing partners or to have their records wiped out.
And paying for it, Stone said, isn’t something he’d do.
“Funny. Never had one (an Ashley Madision experience),” he wrote in an email from the same address as the one in the data drop. “The next time I pay for sex will be the first time. I’m a proud libertine. Make no bones about it. But pay a lady for sex or finance a ‘girlfriend?’ Not my style. Many political detractors know my email. Bogus.”
“I’ve certainly lived an unconventional life style but pay? Never.”
ice, ice, baby
Rapper-turned-home-improvement-guru Vanilla Ice once had an extreme sporting good store in Miami Beach, but he eventually left to pursue “other opportunities” in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Now, the Miami native is saying he could soon be back in these parts as a business owner, maybe in the Design District.
The star of a DIY Network home rehab show is branching out into the furniture business, and his online-only sales are through the roof, he said.
“We make our own tables and beds right here in South Florida by hand, one by one,” the star said. “They selling like hotcakes, so I’m planning to open a few stores, at least one in Miami.”
Ice’s company, Electic Design International, started when he and friends took to designing their own stuff. Now, he sells 50-plus items, including beds and bathtubs he describes as modern, contemporary and simple.
“I actually studied design online when I was in Miami 18 years ago,” he said. “It wasn’t a cool thing to do, so I didn’t tell anyone. It’s coming in pretty handy now.”