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Terrell Suggs: Roger Goodell ‘most definitely’ had hand in Super Bowl blackout

For a team that won the Super Bowl last season, the Baltimore Ravens sure have taken quite a significant interest in conspiracy theories. Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis recently made it clear that he does not believe the infamous blackout that occurred during Super Bowl 47 was a coincidence. During a recent interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, Terrell Suggs took it a step further and blamed commissioner Roger Goodell.

“I was like Vegas, parlor tricks, you know what I mean?” Suggs told Salters. “I was like, ahh, Roger Goodell, he never stops, he always has something up his sleeve. He just couldn’t let us have this one in a landslide, huh? I thought he had a hand in it. Most definitely, he had a hand in it.”

The Ravens were handling the San Francisco 49ers before the lights went out. After the power came back on, the Niners crawled back into the game and came up just short. Suggs felt that Goodell and the league used the blackout to prevent a blowout and it ended up working. He also felt confident Goodell was rooting for the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl when the playoffs began.

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Anthony Davis calls Terrell Suggs a ‘loser’ and ‘puppet’

Anthony Davis 49ersSan Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis took offense to Terrell Suggs suggesting that he was a “fake tough guy,” and hit back at the Baltimore Ravens linebacker via Twitter Wednesday.

Suggs joined Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger on KNBR 680 in San Francisco Wednesday to promote his movie, “The Coalition.” After talking about his movie, Suggs was asked about the comments of teammate Cary Williams, who called the 49ers “fake tough guys” following the Super Bowl.

“Nah, I’m not going to say who it was. It’s kind of irrelevant because the guy that said it, don’t go against the offensive line,” Suggs responded, per The Baltimore Sun.

Suggs was then asked if anyone on the 49ers offensive line was a fake tough guy. He said they had one fake tough guy, and process of elimination determined he was talking about Davis.

Word of Suggs’ criticism got back to Davis, who blasted Suggs via Twitter in response.

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Terrell Suggs: Ray Lewis announcing retirement sparked run to Super Bowl

terrell suggsWhen Ray Lewis announced that he would be retiring after the season, it instantly became the biggest story out of the Baltimore Ravens locker room and probably the entire NFL. Most of us grew tired of hearing about it. Lewis’ love for drama and hyperbole is exhausting to the average fan, but Terrell Suggs said it is one of the main reasons the Ravens won the Super Bowl.

During an appearance on NFL Network’s “Total Access” Friday, Suggs said that Baltimore would “probably not” have won the Super Bowl if not for Lewis announcing that 2012 would be his final season.

“You could say what sparked it was Ray’s announcement when he said that this would be his last playoff run with us,” Suggs said, via Pro Football Talk. “I would definitely say that was hands-down what sparked it and got our minds going in the right place.”

Suggs says the announcement helped the team focus. Of course, it is easy to say that now that the Ravens are the champs. Had they lost to the New England Patriots or San Francisco 49ers, my guess is you wouldn’t have trouble finding someone who believed Lewis’ announcement distracted the team.  If you remember, Torrey Smith was quick to remind the media that Lewis wasn’t the only guy going to the Super Bowl after Baltimore won the AFC Championship Game.

Nevertheless, the Ravens won the Super Bowl. Lewis got his fairytale ending and there’s no way you can say he distracted the team. Good for him, I guess.

Terrell Suggs calls Patriots arrogant f—ers

terrell suggsTerrell Suggs was more than happy to take a few shots at the New England Patriots after beating them in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Upon entering the locker room following his team’s 28-13 win, the Baltimore Ravens linebacker began letting his criticisms fly.

“Tell them to have fun at the Pro Bowl. Arrogant F—ers,” Suggs said, according to multiple reports.

Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel also quoted Suggs as saying, “These are the most arrogant pricks in the world starting with Belichick on down.”

Suggs also hit the Pats with a Spygate blast.

“That’s funny, ever since SpyGate they haven’t been able to win,” the sack master said.

Wetzel reports that Suggs finally calmed down and eventually paid respect to New England.

“All BS aside they are a hell of a ball club … They have the right to be arrogant.”

Suggs has a history of scuffling with Tom Brady, though he said last year the beef between them was over.

Sunday marked the second time in a row that the teams met in the AFC Championship Game. New England won last year thanks to a missed field goal by Billy Cundiff. The teams also met in the 2009 season when Baltimore crushed the Pats 33-14 on the road.

Contrary to what Suggs says, there didn’t seem like a ton of arrogance emanating from the Patriots leading up to the game. The sports books that had Baltimore as a 9.5-point underdog are the ones who created that feeling, as did the people behind the billboards that taunted Ray Lewis during the week.

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.

Terrell Suggs got hurt playing basketball? New report confirms original report

When Terrell Suggs hurt his Achilles’ tendon last month, it was reported that he injured himself playing basketball. That report was disputed by Suggs and his agent, who said the Ravens linebacker hurt himself doing training and conditioning.

A month later we have a new report that confirms the original report that Suggs got hurt playing basketball.

An eye witness told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Suggs got hurt playing basketball at a tournament in Arizona on April 29.

“He got hurt Sunday prior to the (basketball tournament) championship game,” said Herman (Sonny) Hoffman, the director of the Akchin Gymnasium in Maricopa, Ariz., where the tournament was held.

Hoffman was asked how certain he was that Suggs injured his Achilles at that time.

“Well, I have other staff members that told me the same thing. The people who were scorekeeping, keeping the books, running the clock, they all said the same thing. He did it during the game. It looked like he stepped wrong. There was a collision, and he stepped wrong, possibly on someone’s foot. It was either the Achilles or the ankle because it was in that area. After that, he left and didn’t play.”

Sounds pretty convincing to me. So why would Suggs and his agent lie about the injury? There could be two reasons.

One, the Ravens probably could void payments to Suggs if he violated his contract by playing basketball. Two, to preserve Suggs’ image. If he got hurt while training, it just makes it look like he was working extra hard. If he got injured playing basketball, he looks foolish for getting hurt doing something for recreation, and it would expose him to plenty of fan criticism.

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Terrell Suggs tears Achilles playing basketball, likely out for the season

When the Patriots traded up six spots to draft Alabama’s Dont’a Hightower last week, many Baltimore fans felt like Bill Belichick had stolen their guy. Whether he did or not, there’s no question the Ravens could use a guy like Hightower now. According to multiple sources including NFL.com’s Jason LaCanfora, Terrell Suggs suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon while working out in Arizona. That type of injury generally takes a year to heal, and it is likely that the 2011 defensive player of the year will miss all of the 2012 season.

Talk about a massive setback four months before the start of the season. To add insult to injury, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the injury was suffered while Suggs was playing basketball. A season-ending injury is a season-ending injury, but it will likely sting fans a bit more to hear that it wasn’t even suffered playing the appropriate sport.

The good news for Baltimore is there is a lot of time left until the 2012 season begins, meaning they have ample time to prepare. The Ravens can explore trade options or sign a couple of free agents to try and bolster their front seven, and any new acquisitions will have time to get used to the system. The bad news is the injury occurred after the NFL Draft. Had they known they would be without their best defensive player for the entire 2012 season, the Ravens coaching staff could have drafted accordingly. Another unfriendly reminder of how quickly a serious injury can change the landscape of an offseason.

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