Report: Suggs surrendered nine guns to authorities in November

AP

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.

71 responses to “Report: Suggs surrendered nine guns to authorities in November

  1. He doesn’t need guns he normally just pours bleach on her.

    Sizzle’s having a tough time on and off the field. Best way to get over it is to smack around RG3 on Sunday!!!

  2. I’m not condoning what is alleged to have happened to his wife if it actually happened (though, as a fellow attorney, Mr. Florio, you should know that baseless or exaggerated allegations are very common).

    But, what does his ownership of guns have to do with anything? I see no evidence that he owned them illegally, used them irresponsibly, hell, that he even stored them illogically.

    Instead, there was a temporary protective order (which, as judge’s tend to err on the side of caution in such matters, are doled out easily), and he complied with said order. TPOs usually have such sweeping and broad requirements.

    I’m sure this will be censored, as many of my posts surprisingly are on this site. But gun ownership is fine, so long as it’s done in a responsible fashion. You seem to be using the tragedy that occurred in Kansas City as a way of making nefarious implications here.

  3. Just because you can own 9 guns doesn’t mean you need to…especially the assault rifles, not using them for hunting

  4. The only people in American that NEED to have hand-guns…are Police and Licensed Security Guards. Why does the most successful democratic republic in the history of the World, also need to be the most murderous! We should all be working together to change this!

  5. Suggs, please pick up the white courtesy phone, the turd watch is calling.

    forget pushing the gun story, focus here:

    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.

  6. unnecessarily sensationalistic headline, but i guess it’s a way to grab attention…not to be and even-handed journalist.

    here, again, it’s important not to confuse the two separate issues. the primary concern is domestic violence, not possession of guns. no where in the story did i read that he threatened her with a weapon. (‘roid rage? maybe!)

    no doubt that there are too many irresponsible people carrying guns, athletes or not. i’m not necessarily a gun possession proponent or opponent. either path needs to be approached with reason and responsibility. hope Suggs gets help with anger management before he ends up wearing an orange jumpsuit.

  7. He has a “right” to own guns only if the State in question doesn’t bar violent offenders from doing so.

    Of course, I’m sure he needs all those rifles and shotguns for hunting. I await the list of big-game trophy animals he has bagged with them.

  8. “Just because you can own 9 guns doesn’t mean you need to…especially the assault rifles, not using them for hunting”

    Assault rifles are illegal, have been for years, as a matter of fact if you want to get thrown out of a gun shop just ask if you can buy one.

    You can however purchase guns that look like assault rifles and even make them function like assault rifles, but you would never be able to sell it, or even use it in public because, again you are looking at serious time in a federal prison.

    Further, you can you hunt with and AR 15, why not, it is no different than going to the grocery store.

    All that being said, taking guns from this guy might be a good idea.

  9. roseann894 says: Of course, I’m sure he needs all those rifles and shotguns for hunting. I await the list of big-game trophy animals he has bagged with them.

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    What does need have to do with it? Mr. Suggs has a right to own weapons regardless of whether he hunts or not. Should a person who owns multiple cars or homes get rid of them because he does not really need them?

    I understand why he surrendered these guns, but I don’t like it. Accusations are not the same as criminal charges.

  10. Seems like a bit of a reach here. Lot’s of things are said that are flat out untrue in a custody situation. To imply that he is using his guns in unresponsible ways seems like a pretty big reach to me. And a hugh loss of credibility for the author of this story.

  11. If you don’t like Americans possessing firearms, you are free to leave this great country. There are bad people in every profession, even the NFL.

  12. Forget the guns. Im disgusted with what he did to the mother of his children. In front of them. No respect for Suggs. None at all.

  13. wayne1693 says:
    Dec 7, 2012 6:53 PM
    The only people in American that NEED to have hand-guns…are Police and Licensed Security Guards. Why does the most successful democratic republic in the history of the World, also need to be the most murderous! We should all be working together to change this!

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    The “most successful democratic republic in the history of the World” was brought to us via the vision and foresight of the Founding Fathers who fashioned the Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and the Amendments to the Constitution. The Right To Bear Arms is not only one of the Amendments to the Constitution… it is the SECOND Amendment to the Constitution. It is behind only the right to free speech. What does that tell you about the framers of our government? These were brilliant men who with tremendous vision into the future and an ability to craft a new nations laws and citizens rights using their experience of having dealt with an oppressive government that afforded them no freedoms but rather taxation without representation. These brilliant men knew that a government By The People For The People would never be sustainable if The People had no way of defending themselves against enemies from within or without. The Founding Fathers were absolutely brilliant, insightful and visionary. You sir are not.

  14. The article clearly states that the woman has a temporary protective order against him. If the allegations are true that he punched her in the neck and dragged her down the street while he sped off, then taking the guns seems like the absolute right thing to do.

    While I don’t condone punching a woman, that is relatively common. Dragging a human being (especially the mother of your kids WHILE SAID KIDS ARE PRESENT) with a speeding car is a clear sign that you have some extreme issues.

  15. Translation, I’m a rich football player the laws shouldn’t apply to me, I’ll buy my way out of this trouble that I totally caused and give me my damn guns back!

  16. Lol nine guns. Unless we’re discussing the zombie apocalypse, I don’t understand what nine guns will accomplish that one can’t.

    Quick, someone phone Ted Nugent for clarification!

  17. To all those complaining about the confiscation of his guns. Second amendment goes out the window when domestic violence is proven. Cause the offender has shown a clear propensity towards violence. A condition of bond or orders of protection is to remove all firearms. When law enforcement didn’t remove the guns like they are supposed to often times the results are tragic and disastrous.

  18. You would think his looks were enough scare anyone away. You mean to tell me that huge guy needs a gun to protect himself? From who? his fiancee and kids????

    Big question here…….”his fiancee”???? You mean they are not married yet and they have to live separately? She still wants to marry him?

    How can this end well? I hope it does and nobody gets hurt, even Suggs.

  19. midwaymonster161 says: Dec 7, 2012 8:44 PM

    To all those complaining about the confiscation of his guns. Second amendment goes out the window when domestic violence is proven.
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    Nothing was “proven”. He was never charged with or convicted for domestic violence.

  20. It’s terrible Suggs used his fists and a vehicle to assault his girl. Obviously, if it had not been for fists and vehicles, Ms. Williams would not have been assaulted that day. What kind of nation would allow the position of such violent weapons? It’s time to address this issue

  21. Removing the fire arms is a prudent precaution IMO. The events that precipitated the order of protection, if accurate, make getting the guns out of facilitating harms way.

  22. As a father of two (daughter and son) what troubles me most about this is the allegations of hitting his fiancé. I could care less about the gun issue. There is absolutely no excuse for laying a hand on a woman, much less the mother of your children, much less in front of his children. I am torn though because if he did, she should have reported the allegations to the police. So I wonder if she just said this because she wanted custody of her children. Clearly this is a toxic relationship one way or the other and I have to say that usually where there is smoke there is fire. But again, if she had all these injuries, she should have called the police. If sizzle is a wife beater though, I am done with him. Very disappointed.

  23. There are prisons in this country full of people who at one point thought it was a good idea to “embrace their constitutional right” to own devices that kill other people.

  24. Brennankm46, makes an excellent point. However, I would have said Suggs doesn’t exactly have an arsenal, especially considering the types of weapons. One decent handgun, in the hands of a well trained and properly motivated individual, can clear the corner.

    Also, please read the 2nd Amendment. It doesn’t say every tool in the country should have a freaking gun.

  25. captainloaded says: Dec 7, 2012 8:35 PM

    I offer a differing opinion to pft and question the writer…..And it gets nixed….TYPICAL. You guys are entirely too sensitive.
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    I don’t know what yours was, but mine didn’t make the cut either. Politics aside, crime occurs, and law enforcement isn’t always the first line of defense.

  26. roseann894 says: Dec 7, 2012 7:12 PM

    He has a “right” to own guns only if the State in question doesn’t bar violent offenders from doing so.

    Of course, I’m sure he needs all those rifles and shotguns for hunting. I await the list of big-game trophy animals he has bagged with them.
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    What does hunting have to do with the second amendment?

  27. backindasaddle: You are correct, the founding fathers were a group of brilliant men. Suggs, however is an oafish, brutal meathead who in no way should be mentioned juxtaposed to the framers of our Constitution, and should certainly not be in possession of firearms of any sort.

  28. robert831 says: Dec 7, 2012 6:57 PM

    Who cares?!? This is America, we have a right to have guns. Every American should have at least one.
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    Attitudes like your’s is why your country is in the toilet. How you defend a system that allows a disillusioned kid to walk into a theater and mow down innocent people with an assault rifle is beyond me. Have you ever read a book? Do you see citizens of countries like Denmark, Canada, England etc. murdering each other in record numbers like the in the US? Your views are so antiquated and short sighted it makes me feel sorry for you and all the people that agree with your point of view. Guns kill, period.

  29. The guns are not the issue here people, it’s his OTHER ACTIONS. Suggs seems like a piece of Sh!t human being if the claims are even half true. Keep waving the flag Ravens fans. Team colors over human decency.

  30. How can you depend violence against women? It is just sad the mindset of so many in this nation. If you are good at football and you play for my team, then you can do no wrong in the mind of many.

    The ironic thing is that if that same player went to a new team, those same fans would hate him.

    So I guess what I am saying that there is no reason to ever put your hands on a woman.

  31. Thank god RG3 is faster than Suggs’s wife. I guess they don’t teach chivalry at “ball so hard University”. This man is a joke.

  32. I’m guess the police blotter got roided up tonight with him and Boston on the same night. Wonder if Suggs got all these guns from “the Fast and Furious”sting op that Holder dropped the ball on ?

  33. Right on backindasaddle! Wayne1693 go move to England or Australia where people gladly give up their guns for so called personal safety/security, as for me….I’ll keep my cold hard steel! Remember Ruby Ridge….

  34. wayne1693 says:
    Dec 7, 2012 6:53 PM
    The only people in American that NEED to have hand-guns…are Police and Licensed Security Guards. Why does the most successful democratic republic in the history of the World, also need to be the most murderous! We should all be working together to change this!

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    not only does out constitution allow us the right to bear arms, the declaration of independence says we have the right to forcefully overthrow our government if need be…

    “That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of those ends, it is the right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government….”

    Exactly how do we do this when government officials and criminals are the ones that bear arms?

  35. fuzzynuts55 says:
    Dec 7, 2012 10:37 PM
    Hummmmm no steelers haters today?? I didn’t think so..
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    Yep, all the Ravens fans who gleefully piled onto Ben’s legal issues are suddenly all about the “innocent til proven guilty” thing. That would be Ben, who’s never even been presented a traffic ticket. Note to apologist Ravens fans: you don’t get told to surrender your guns by the cops for being a model citizen and all-around swell guy.

    Let the fun and jokes begin… Bullet So Hard University, anyone?

  36. To all those quoting the second amendment, somehow I don’t think that Suggs has all those guns because he wants to defend himself against an oppressive government. Thr goal of honoring the constitution often lies in intelligent interpretation of it. Even with free speech, you can’t “yell fire in a crowded movie theater.”

    So, yes in this context, when law enforcement has reasonable cause, they can take his guns away to protect someone Else’s rights to life liberty and pursuit of happiness.

    And you can’t just say this is an oppressive govt disarming its people. Suggs may work through the system to get these guns back or obtain others.

  37. Second amendment is from frontier times where there were many outsides dangers and very little law, nowadays all the outside dangers is because everyone has guns!! america averages 87 deaths and 187 injuries from guns.. EACH DAY that stat is from 2011 its not about getting rid of guns all together its about proper licensing and control so tragedies like what happened in Colorado dont happen again and suggs… you could kill most normall ppl with your fists you dont need 5+ guns.. 1 is enough for any man.

  38. stewart09 says: Second amendment is from frontier times
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    The 2nd Amendment was written and ratified at the same time as the rest of the Bill of Rights. Should we get rid of them all, or just the ones you think are antiquated?

  39. T Sizzle’s career has fizzled away. Can’t wait to see RG3 run circles around him Sunday. If he has any sense at all he should spare himself the embarrassment and not even play.

  40. jaltreality says:
    Dec 7, 2012 6:37 PM
    …. as a fellow attorney, Mr. Florio, you should know that baseless or exaggerated allegations are very common…
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    Very common?

    The reality of it is that false reports in both domestic violence and sexual assault cases is no greater than for any other crime…. 5% or less.

    As someone who adjudicates cases like this, I can only conclude that you are a defense attorney.

  41. If Ms. Williams allegations are so credible why did she not contact the police immediately after the incident occurred? The article said nothing about Suggs being charged with any crimes.

  42. I think it’s great that coach John Harbaugh constantly talks about wanting only “high character” players.

    Yeah, right.

    (Not to mention that Suggs was/is overpaid and way overhyped.)

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