Ravens LB Raven Terrell Suggs gives up guns after domestic dispute, attorney says
Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up prior to their AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. / Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images
BALTIMORE An attorney for Baltimore Raven Terrell Suggs says the linebacker has surrendered several firearms as part of an ongoing domestic case filed by his longtime girlfriend.
Attorney Warren Alperstein told The Baltimore Sun that Suggs turned over the weapons last month. The attorney said Candace Williams filed a court order last month in Baltimore County Circuit Court, but didn't provide any further details. Alperstein says that the Suggs lawfully possessed the guns.
Williams is the mother of Suggs' two children. She withdrew a $70 million lawsuit against him two years ago, but the court battle is continuing. Court records show Suggs filed a custody complaint against Williams on Nov. 19 and the attorney says she filed her complaint after that.
According to CBSSports.com, in 2009, Williams filed a complaint against Suggs, alleging that he assaulted her by throwing a soap dispenser at her head and striking her in the chest with his hand. The complaint also alleged Suggs held a bottle of bleach over Williams and their 1-year-old son.
But Williams rescinded the protective order a month later and dropped a $70 million lawsuit against Suggs.
Suggs, who has been hampered by a severe biceps strain this season, has made the Pro Bowl five times and was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.
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