Suggs faces more charges than driving on suspended license

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When word first emerged on Friday that Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs had been arrested in Arizona, no one knew anything about the charges. Suggs thereafter issued a statement indicating that he’d been arrested only for driving on a suspended license, due to the failure to pay speeding tickets.

As it turns out, Suggs also faces another claim. Via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, Suggs also has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

Per Zrebiec, police responded to a call regarding a one-car crash and found Suggs’ BMW in a parking lot. Police arrived as Suggs was getting into a friend’s car in the same parking lot.

Suggs, who had a “two-inch abrasion” on his head, wasn’t found to be impaired. He told police he “possibly fell asleep” before the accident.

The charge of leaving the scene of an accident gives the situation a more ominous feel than the mere accusation of driving on a suspended license, and it makes the possibility of league-imposed discipline even greater — especially if there’s a feeling in the league office that Suggs wasn’t punished enough (or at all) for pre-Ray Rice conduct including allegations that he held a bottle of bleach over his girlfriend and their young son and the court-ordered surrender of multiple firearms as part of a protective order obtained against him by his girlfriend.

Also, Suggs faced felony assault charges a decade ago for a fight that occurred a month before the Ravens made him a top-10 pick in 2003. The case actually went to trial, and Suggs was acquitted by a jury.

Didn’t know about that one? Like other incidents that happened before social media became what it currently is, the issue was covered but it wasn’t picked apart aggressively and completely, with anyone paying attention to the situation quickly assuming the position of “HE DID IT!” or “HE’S INNOCENT!” and refusing to listen to any facts that may alter that perspective.

45 responses to “Suggs faces more charges than driving on suspended license

  1. Seems like the kind of guy that once his fame is gone will have no friends…because he’s a jerk.

  2. This guy is a menace. Time to sit and think about his behavior for a while. You gotta love it when the Ravens players are involved though. Haha.

  3. This guy is a menace. Time to sit and think about his behavior for a while. You gotta love it when the Ravens players are involved though. Haha.

  4. If it was a one car accident and he wasn’t impaired and the only damage was to his own car and he called a friend to pick him up I don’t think leaving the scene of an accident is really much of an appropriate charge. His suspended license is worse.

  5. So he fell asleep and crashed, parked in a parking lot and called someone to pick him up. Sounds like what pretty much anyone would do. Doesn’t excuse driving with a suspended license, but trying to make it sound so much worse because he was leaving is a stretch.

  6. If the law says he “left the scene of an accident”, then he broke the law. Apparently many people on here don’t have any regard for the law.

  7. “… assuming their position … and refusing to listen to any facts that may alter that perspective.”

    Those wise words quite accurately sum up the marginally thoughtless approach of virtually every Donald Trump supporter.

  8. Ever notice that “there’s always more.” Let’s see what else comes out of the innocent one car accident. Two inch abrasion on forehead seems like he hit his head on something. Why didn’t the air bags in his BMW prevent that? Or maybe there’s more to the story that big 55 isn’t telling.

  9. Leaving the scene of an accident won’t stick, except in the atom brains of those who fear us. Jealousy and anger is to be expected when you win championships.

  10. Hardly a Hernández type offense. He forgot to pay a ticket. Then he was seeking his own treatment for an abrasion or cut. He didn’t technically leave the scene. He was about to, but didn’t . That charge will be dismissed. So will the driving suspended if he pays off his tickets. In the end, nothing will come of it.

  11. Good to see there’s still some intelligent life commenting here. Yes, Steelers’ fans. You wish us ill. We get it. We’ve beaten you three times in a row and twice in front of your own fans. Time to get over it and stop being so envious. Ray Lewis would never act like that. Because champions aren’t petty and don’t play like that. That’s why they are champions.

  12. bullcharger says:
    Mar 5, 2016 6:52 PM

    If it was a one car accident and he wasn’t impaired and the only damage was to his own car and he called a friend to pick him up I don’t think leaving the scene of an accident is really much of an appropriate charge. His suspended license is worse.

    Except leaving the scene of an accident is a felony offense. Leaving because he didn’t want to get caught with a suspended license makes it even worse. It sounds like the only way they can get him to obey the law (and not drive) would be to take away his cars.

    Oh, and nice try claiming you were only arrested for suspended license. Maybe you thought everyone else was as dumb as you are and wouldn’t READ the article that says you left the scene of an accident.

    Let me guess, John Harbaugh will come out and defend him saying he’s such a high character guy. Gimme a break.

  13. The real question is what fine will the the NFL impose. I could see him losing four or more games. Goodell does not tolerate anything that will mar the image of the NFL. And we know he will say or make up anything to support his absolute control over everything facts notwithstanding.

  14. Our young friend obsessed with that quarterback down south takes another mighty swing and misses once more. This offseason continues to shape up very nicely for that team that wears the purple and black

  15. suggs’s girlfriend s filed a complaint against Suggs alleging he threw a soap dispenser at her head, struck her in the chest with his hand and held a bottle of bleach over her and their 1 year old son
    In 2012 Suggs was accused of punching and dragging his girlfriend beside his car, while his two children were inside. This guy is a punk! HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

  16. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says:
    Mar 5, 2016 7:33 PM
    Leaving the scene of an accident won’t stick, except in the atom brains of those who fear us. Jealousy and anger is to be expected when you win championships.

    Last time I checked, Broncos are champions.You need to quit living in the past…And take gummy bear Suggs with you..What a garbage city..

  17. All Ravens arrests in the last two years:
    Director of Security Darren Sanders got charged with sex offense.
    Bernard Pierce got booked with a suspicion of DUI.
    Terrence Cody was abusing animals and illegally brought in an alligator along with some drugs.
    Lorenzo Taliaferro destroyed a taxi cab window and got drunk in public.
    Jah Reid got into a fight in an adult entertainment place.
    Jimmy Smith apparently disobeyed cops, but it all got dismissed, so I don’t think he actually did anything.
    Victor Hampton with a DUI. I haven’t even gotten to Ray Rice’s girlfriend fiasco or Suggs.
    The Ravens had like at least 8 arrests this year. Ray Lewis’s murder trial is something I remember off the top of my head too, though not that recent.
    The Ravens used to be pretty clean and classy, from what I can remember. I don’t know what happened.


  18. Seprix says:
    Mar 5, 2016 9:17 PM

    All Ravens arrests in the last two years: …

    Actually, the rate of arrests in the NFL is below the national average. Except for the purples.

  19. POLICE on the scene determined he was not impaired yet all the “experts” here know better and want to lock him up and throw away the key for an incident that hurt absolutely no one. You haters should be ashamed of yourselves. Talk about a witch hunt.

  20. Thinks hes above the law. That thinking will only get you so far unless you are an owner/ drug dealer like the Colts have or, just an all out chump like Roger Goodell. Nope Suggs will get whats coming to him and the NFL can only protect him for so long. Once his career is over and hes on his own, no one will even care about the jerk. Some dummies are their own worst enemies.

  21. If you are the only one involved in an accident…. who cares if he leave the scene? Nobody else was involved, hurt, etc.

    Just typical tacking on to tack on. If when police arrived he was getting into a car… that’s not leaving. That’s getting into a car. His head was cut. Maybe he just wanted to sit down on a comfortable seat.

    It’s a damn witch hunt. You people never get into accidents or see people get into accidents? Oh yes, such a criminal!

    Oh that other stuff though… You know, the stuff he was acquitted by a jury for… meaning be was cleared of all charges. Yeah, let’s bring that up because it helps gain more sheep for our witch hunt.

  22. Good to see there’s still some intelligent life commenting here. Yes, Steelers’ fans. You wish us ill. We get it. We’ve beaten you three times in a row and twice in front of your own fans. Time to get over it and stop being so envious. Ray Lewis would never act like that. Because champions aren’t petty and don’t play like that. That’s why they are champions.

    The intelligent life has identified you as a lying troll prone to make up things you wish were true or you hope could happen. No one wishes harm on the Ravens but you are a different case. People are very tired of your need for approval and stupid repetitive crap that laks creativity and humor. I’ll take stale beer , coal dust and sweat over murders and out of control rioters and bigoted city officials.
    Suggs represents the Ravens and the Charm quite well and your ignorance is a constant remind of all that sucks about the Ravens. Cheers and time to start passing the hat for a Big Gummy Statue.😝

  23. I make less than 80k per year. If I am going to drink which will put me over the limit I will take a $15 uber ride.

    How are these pro athletes not learning the lessons of the 100’s of athletes who came before them and lost everything because they couldn’t call a taxi.

  24. Suggs is lying like the Tebow dude and making up stories. Maybe they should collaborate on a book and call it fractured fairy tales from the murder capital.

  25. @ whenwilliteverend

    It might be better to not read some comments. Then to comment telling them to read. And if you notice it is all the same fans for the most part.

  26. I’m guessing the league will respond by taking away the Patriots 2016 2nd round draft pick and suspending Brady an additional two games.

  27. See what I mean ^? But they are the only ones to hob nob amongst themselves. All others get deletion.

  28. Ok, hands up ANYONE who would think to call the police because you happened to hit your car into an inanimate object like a jersey barrier or a wall but the car was still perfectly fine to drive. I wouldn’t, and no one else would either.

    To be fair to Suggs, he didn’t do anything that anyone else wouldn’t have done either with regards to that ‘leaving the scene of an accident’ garbage.

    On the other hand, knowingly driving on a suspended license – what a dummy! It’s not like he play last season and was busy with work, the dude has essentially been on vacation for the past 8 months. And HE KNEW his license was suspended. Just an absolute idiot.

    BTW, heard the audio of the stop this morning and the reason Suggs gave for being out and not calling the cops to begin with was that he was at a hotel sneaking around behind the back of his girlfriend with some strange on the side. LOL!!!!

  29. angrypurplebirds says:
    Mar 6, 2016 6:19 AM
    POLICE on the scene determined he was not impaired yet all the “experts” here know better and want to lock him up and throw away the key for an incident that hurt absolutely no one. You haters should be ashamed of yourselves. Talk about a witch hunt.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Someone was hurt in the accident. Suggs.

    Not being impaired by drugs or alcohol is a plus, but it still doesn’t excuse him for driving on a license that was suspended for moving violations. Driving is a privilege, not a right, and if you don’t respect that privilege by respecting the rules of the road, you lose it.

    The law is in place to protect citizens that *don’t* present a danger to everyone else, and Suggs deserves to be punished for presenting a danger. Sure, it was a one car accident, but if he fell asleep behind the wheel of a car he wasn’t to be driving anyway it could have ended in a true tragedy, instead.

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