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Terrell Suggs reportedly had to surrender several firearms last month

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs had to surrender several firearms last month as part of a court order related to a domestic dispute, the Baltimore Sun reported on Thursday.

According to the Sun, Suggs and his girlfriend, Candace Williams, are involved in a custody dispute over their two children. The report says Suggs filed a custody complaint on Nov. 19. Williams filed a complaint sometime afterward. A court order led to Suggs surrendering the guns.

“The guns were surrendered over to police pursuant to the court order, and they [Suggs and Williams] are resolving their issues,” Suggs’ attorney told the Sun. “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.”

The Baltimore Sun says two 911 calls were received from Suggs’ address on Nov. 21, but that no reports were taken.

The two have a history of domestic problems.

Williams filed a complaint against Suggs in December 2009 alleging domestic violence. The complaint arose in Williams’ application for a protective order. She received the protective order but rescinded it and a $70 million lawsuit a month later as the two attempted to reconcile.

Suggs’ attorney told the Sun that all domestic issues should be resolved at a court hearing next week.

Alabama teabagger Brian Downing gets two years in prison

Brian Downing, the Alabama fan who pleaded guilty to teabagging a passed out LSU fan following the BCS National Championship Game earlier this year, was sentenced to two years in prison, NOLA.com reported on Thursday.

We mentioned last month that Downing had entered a guilty plea to lesser charges and that he was facing two years in prison, but it’s still pretty shocking to see that sentence. The guy did something lewd and crude, but who would figure that a nasty college prank that didn’t physically endanger another person would result in a two-year prison sentence?

NOLA.com has a poll on its site asking readers to vote whether or not they felt justice was served. As of this writing, 2,613 votes had been cast. 51.5% felt justice was served, 36.6% said no, and about 11% felt undecided or “other.”

I understand this was an embarrassing experience for the victim, and that what Downing did was pretty gross, and done in public, which is pretty nasty, but two years just seems quite excessive to me. I guess when you’re facing 10 years in prison and being forced to register as a sex offender, this is a better alternative. His lawyer says he could be out in nine months, which seems much more reasonable.

Andrew Bynum sued by neighbors, accused of using drugs, brandishing guns, blasting music

Andrew Bynum is involved in a lawsuit with his former California neighbors that features plenty of mudslinging from both sides, TMZ reports.

According to Thirty Mile Zone, the current Philadelphia 76ers center filed a lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court accusing his former neighbors, the Becketts, of being violent and racist. His lawsuit reportedly claims the Becketts have objected to his “profession, his race, his friends, his cars and his taste in music.”

Bynum accuses them of throwing coins at his car, screaming at him about his music, and even banging a stick at the side of his house.

The Becketts, who lived next door to Bynum in Westchester, Calif., believe that Bynum only filed the suit as a preemptive strike once he learned they were planning a lawsuit. They fired back with a countersuit, in which they allege the following misdeeds by Bynum:

    - brandishing firearms in an attempt to intimidate the Becketts
    - “apparently” using drugs and allowing weed smoke to drift next door
    - blasting loud, profane rap music (including the song “Currency” by Trina)
    - blasting his video games at “window-shaking volumes”
    - letting his dogs run loose through the neighborhood
    - constantly racing his luxury cars at dangerous speeds

Not ones to jump to conclusions before seeing all the facts of a story, we here at LBS are going to lean towards believing the neighbors.

I mean who would actually doubt the credibility of a 25-year-old NBA player who has demonstrated impeccable judgment in the past by:

- Rehabbing a knee injury at the Playboy Mansion
- Attending the World Cup which delayed his rehab from a knee injury
- Disregarding handicap parking spots
- Blowing off a meeting with the Lakers’ front office

Who would believe that the same guy Kobe Bryant described as having a “f— it” attitude would display the same sort of blatant disregard for his neighbors? Not me. Not at all. We don’t jump to those sorts of conclusions here at LBS. We deal in pure facts, not speculation based on a person’s overwhelming history.

NFL reportedly paid $2 million in disability to former players, despite denying link between football and brain damage

A joint investigation conducted by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” and PBS’ “Frontline” show could shed new light onto the issues surrounding the long-term effects of concussions players suffer while playing in the NFL. Despite the fact that the NFL has consistently denied any link between playing in the NFL and long-term brain damage, unpublished documents and medical records revealed that the league paid at least $2 million in disability benefits to players in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

According to the investigation, the disability board determined in 1999 that Hall of Fame center Mike Webster and other players suffered brain damage while playing. Awarding players compensation for head injuries completely contradicts the public stance the NFL has taken regarding concussions.

Bob Fitzsimmons, a lawyer who represented Webster in 1999 and co-director of the Brain Injury Research center, said the settlements could create major issues for the NFL.

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Bryant McKinnie says $375,000 strip club bill story is ‘bogus’

Bryant McKinnie is a big party guy, but he says he’s not that much of a party animal.

The Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle was reportedly sued on Monday by the father of rapper Trick Daddy for allegedly running up a $375,000 tab at various strip clubs in the Miami-area and not paying them. Trick Daddy’s father, Charles “Pop” Young, was the GM of the King of Diamonds strip club and is now VP of Diamonds Gentlemen’s Club. He claims that McKinnie borrowed thousands from him between February 2009 and September 2010 to spend at the clubs. He also allegedly signed a promissory note to pay the balance by December 2010. That never happened, and Young is suing.

McKinnie told The Baltimore Sun the suit is bogus.

“I got no papers, I was never served,” McKinnie told The Baltimore Sun in a telephone interview. “I just called my lawyer about this because this is a bogus story. I just read the article. He was working at those places and he’s tried to borrow money from me. People can put anything out there. What strip club gives you a $375,000 tab? It just sounds stupid to me. I’ve never heard of this in my life. This is bogus to me. For it to be even reported is stupid to me.

“You could never run up a tab like that,” said McKinnie. “For somebody like that to say something like this, they figure if they go to the media that you’ll pay them, I guess. I would never pay this guy because what he’s saying isn’t true. I just found out about this morning when people started texting me. This is the least of my worries.”

McKinnie was cut by the Vikings last August before being picked up by the Ravens. Even though he says this story is not true, his financial issues are well documented.

McKinnie has half his wages garnished by the Ravens to pay for a $4.5 million loan he took out in anticipation of the NFL lockout last year. He also reportedly spent $100,000 at a nightclub in Hollywood last February, though he also disputed that story.

McKinnie could be telling the truth about this story, but his credibility concerning financial issues is not very strong. He’s also proved that he’s not exactly the swiftest spender in the world, either.

Sarah Jones says she and her student boyfriend have yet to go on their first date

Former Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones managed to avoid jail time earlier this week when she pleaded guilty to having sex with her 17-year-old former student while she was a high school teacher. Now that the trial has ended and the truth is out, Jones sounds like she is ready to begin an actual relationship with the now 18-year-old Cody York.

On Monday, Jones and York were seen holding hands as they left the courtroom following Jones’ guilty plea. In an interview with The Daily on Thursday, Jones spoke about their relationship.

“We still haven’t been on our first date yet,” Jones said while reportedly giggling.

The former Ben-Gal also said her parents are against her seeing York.

“My parents are against it,” Jones said. “But my parents are against everything at the moment.”

I can’t imagine why. Jones was married at the time she began her sexual relationship with York — who was a minor — and she got off without having to serve jail time or register as a sex offender. What she did was highly illegal, yet all she has to do to make it all go away is stay out of trouble for five years. It’s no wonder she’s giggling.

Read all our stories on Sarah Jones.

H/T The Big Lead

Ndamukong Suh accused of sideswiping car, berating driver, fleeing scene

Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh is in the middle of another controversy regarding his driving conduct.

A Michigan man is accusing Suh of sideswiping his car early Thursday morning, berating him, and then fleeing the scene.

Steve Vines told FOX 2 in Detroit that he was on his way to work early Thursday morning when Suh tangled with him merging onto a ramp.

“All three of us got over. He rode up on my butt,” Vines told My Fox Detroit. “As we’re going up the ramp, he just punched it, went right around me…. He just sideswiped me.”

Vines says he tried speaking to the other driver — who was in a black Range Rover — when they were stopped at a light.

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