Suggs convinced ref not to flag him for challenging a friend to a fight

Reuters

The NFL Films cameras caught an amusing incident between Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan during Saturday’s game, in which Suggs challenged Bannan to a fight — but convinced the ref not to throw a flag by saying the two are friends.

As the Ravens’ defense was walking off the field and the Broncos’ defense was walking on the field following a turnover, Suggs ran up to Bannan from behind and started yelling at him.

“I’ll fight you, a–hole,” Suggs said with a laugh.

Bannan turned around and stuck his finger in Suggs’ face before the players were quickly separated. As referee Bill Vinovich approached, perhaps to throw a penalty flag on Suggs, Suggs explained that he was just joking around.

“That’s my friend,” Suggs said.

“We don’t know that,” Vinovich responded.

But Vinovich believed it and didn’t throw the flag. Suggs and Bannan did, in fact, play together on the Ravens for four years, and Suggs apparently was just joking about wanting to fight.

14 responses to “Suggs convinced ref not to flag him for challenging a friend to a fight

  1. Suggs is a trash talking punk – but it sounds like that little exchange was all in good fun.

    Just as well he didn’t get the penalty but hopefully Suggs learned his lesson. Expecting Refs to know when players are making threats in jest is asking a bit much of them.

  2. lol, This is funny. I do strange things to former co-worker, too. I can mimic voices and accents, so I occasionally call my old job using an Aussie, Brithish, Irish, Southern Gentleman, Olde Spice guy, or even The Rock. Just for fun. It gets a laugh out of the old crew and me both.

    No need to be serious all of the time. Sometimes you need to have a little fun. I should probably be on the radio with these talents

  3. So which O lineman convinced the ref not to throw the flag when he held Von Miller on the play that scored the td right before half?

  4. godofwine330 says:
    Jan 17, 2013 1:08 PM
    lol, This is funny. I do strange things to former co-worker, too. I can mimic voices and accents, so I occasionally call my old job using an Aussie, Brithish, Irish, Southern Gentleman, Olde Spice guy, or even The Rock. Just for fun. It gets a laugh out of the old crew and me both.

    No need to be serious all of the time. Sometimes you need to have a little fun. I should probably be on the radio with these talents

    _____________

    Cool story bro.

  5. You can watch it all on the ravens website. Suggs was mic’d up for the game.

    This article is trash. They are joking around the whole time. The ref wasn’t even close to throwing a flag.

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