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Former Miami Dolphins star Ndamukong Suh was in such a hurry to get out of the Fort Lauderdale real estate market he just took a steep loss on his canalfront mansion.
Broward County records show Suh, now a nose tackle with the Los Angeles Rams, sold his crib at 17171 Middle River Dr. in the Coral Ridge area for $5.85 million.
With real estate commissions and fees, he lost more than $1 million on a house he bought for $6.5 million when he was signed by the Fins in 2015.
And the price it finally fetched was nearly $1.5 million less than what he listed the house for earlier this year, when it became clear the Dolphins wanted to unload overrated Suh and his fat salary.
Listing agent Julie Jones-Bernard declined comment because of a strict confidentiality agreement with Suh. But she did say the waterfront market in Fort Lauderdale is “extremely active.”
“There is a shortage of homes with a moving architecture,” she said. “The nicer-quality residences are selling.”
In the 6-foor-4, 300-pound Suh’s case, his six-bedroom, 11,000-square-foot crib went for a relatively low price, but the mansion sold in less than three months.
The buyers were identified as Ryan and Liliana Collison, both in their early 30s. They didn’t respond to a text message requesting their comment.
The house boasts 100 feet on the South Fork Middle River which, after meandering through the city, leads to the Atlantic Ocean; a large gym; wine room; and expansive rooftop terrace, according to the listing.
Suh recently signed with the Rams after three seasons with the Dolphins, where he had a six-year, $114 million-deal.