Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has made headlines a lot this year. He made them again on Thursday when he was ordered to surrender firearms last month as part of a domestic violence case involving his long term girlfriend and former fiancée, Candace Williams. Suggs and Williams have two children together.
Suggs’ attorney Warren Alperstein said that Williams filed for a court order in November, he did not provide additional details; he only said:
“The guns were surrendered over to police pursuant to the court order, and they [Suggs and Williams] are resolving their issues. All I can tell you is that he’s in rightful and lawful possession of the guns but turned them over pursuant to the requirements of the law.”
Suggs filed a custody complaint against Williams on November 19, Williams filed her complaint afterwards. The police said that two calls were made to 9/11 on November 21, but no reports were taken.
Alperstein said the attorneys “anticipate that all of the domestic-related issues will be resolved” in court next week.
Williams filed a complaint in December 2009 that Suggs threw a soap dispenser at her during an argument over game tickets. She filed for temporary custody of their children; then withdrew the complaint and the 70-million lawsuit.
Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne said the organization is aware of the situation, but declined to comment as did Suggs.
Suggs is currently recovering from a biceps tear and is a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.
I don’t think Suggs will miss any playing time over this matter. He is allowed to own firearms; I just hope they weren’t used in an illegal manner.
Best of luck Suggs…