Former Feyenoord skipper Vlaar remembers the storms that Suarez - back in the bad headlines this week for seeming to punch an opponent while playing for his country - created during his time at Ajax.
He was once banned for seven games for biting during a fiery clash with PSV Eindhoven and got a reputation for diving in his early games in England.
Vlaar said: "You talk about the dives in England, but it was the same in Holland. What can I say? Things happen in a game, the story follows him.
"I remember there were some issues in the papers at home where it was talked about.
"But it has stopped here, just as it did eventually in Holland. I think his quality as a player has made that change.
"I think he wants us to talk about his qualities and he is doing the right things at the moment to make that happen."