More details have emerged in connection with last month’s decision by law-enforcement to collect multiple firearms from Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs.
According to WBAL-TV, Suggs surrendered a .45-caliber pistol, a 9 mm pistol, a .454 Casull revolver, a Bushmaster rifle, two Defender 2000 rifles, and three shotguns.
The confiscation occurred as a result of a temporary protective order granted to Candace Williams, the mother of Suggs’ two children. Per the report, the order arose from allegations that, in September 2012, Suggs entered Williams’ car, punched her in the neck, threw her out of the car, and then drove away while she tried to get her purse and phone — all in the presence of their children. She claims she was dragged “at a high rate of speed” and that she had road rash on her legs and feet for multiple weeks.
Suggs issued the following statement on Friday: “My fiancee and I have two beautiful children together whom we both love and care for tremendously. The personal issues that the two of us have faced recently have been addressed in a responsible and adult manner and have been resolved. I am certain that we will get through this matter and move forward as a happy family.”
But the “happy family” will be divided. According to Williams’ lawyer, the couple will maintain separate residences, Williams will have custody of the children, and Suggs will have liberal visitation rights. The agreement is expected to be finalized next week.
It’s unclear when or if Suggs will be getting his arsenal back. Though he has every right to own the guns, here’s hoping he does so responsibly.