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Ravens Insider: Former Ravens star Terrell Suggs arrested, charged with assault in Arizona


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Former Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was arrested in Arizona on Tuesday night.

Suggs, 41, was charged with one count of assault and one count of offense against public order, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. He has since been released, according to police.

More details about the allegations against Suggs were not made immediately available, though a Scottsdale police spokesperson confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the arrest stems from an incident that happened on March 10. KTVK/KPHO in Arizona reported that the charges relate to an alleged road rage incident in Scottsdale that involved weapons.

Drafted 10th overall out of Arizona State by Baltimore in 2003, Suggs spent all but one of his 17 years in the NFL with the Ravens, who inducted him into their Ring of Honor in October.

Suggs won two Super Bowl titles in his career, including one with Baltimore in the 2012 season. He was also named the NFL’s Rookie of the Year in 2003 and Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, as well as an All-Pro and a seven-time Pro Bowl selection.

This is also not the first time that Suggs has been accused of assault.

In 2003, he was charged with a felony aggravated assault after a man was allegedly struck with a piece of rebar during an argument at a basketball tournament. Suggs was later acquitted of the charges.

In 2009, Suggs’ future wife, Candace Williams, accused him of domestic violence and filed a request for a protective order claiming he had hit her and spilled bleach on her and their then-1-year-old son. She later requested that the order be rescinded after they reconciled.

Then, in late 2012, she accused him of punching her in the neck and dragging her behind his car as he drove away with their two children. Suggs was ordered to turn over seven guns, including an AK-47 assault rifle, because of the temporary protective order granted by the Baltimore County Circuit Court.

Less than a month later, the couple married, and she again asked for the protective order to be lifted. After two years of marriage, she filed for divorce in 2015.

Suggs, who spent his final season in the league in 2019 with the Arizona Cardinals and then the Kansas City Chiefs, finished his career with 139 sacks, 895 tackles, 15 fumble recoveries and seven interceptions.

This story will be updated.

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