Terrell Suggs Forced to Surrender Firearms To Police After Domestic Dispute [Details]
Peaches GrantDecember 7, 2012
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs’ firearm collection is a little lighter after he surrendered seven guns to police.
Suggs was required to surrender a AK-47 and six other gums as part of a domestic case involving his longtime girlfriend Candace Williams last month. Suggs is accused of punching Williams and dragging her alongside his car with their two children inside in September, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Suggs does not face criminal charges, but a temporary protective order filed by Williams on Nov. 20 did result in the court-ordered loss of his firearms, Suggs’ lawyer, Warren Alperstein confirms.
“The guns were surrendered over to police pursuant to the court order, and they [Suggs and Williams] are resolving their issues,” Alperstein told The Baltimore 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.”
Suggs filed a custody complaint against Williams on Nov. 19 and Williams filed one sometime afterward. Two calls to 911 were later received from Sugg’s address on Nov. 21 but no reports were taken. All of the domestic-related issues are expected to be resolved at a court hearing next week.
This is not the first incident between Suggs and Williams, who is the mother of Suggs two children. She sued the linebacker for $70 million after a domestic dispute in 2009. She later dropped the lawsuit after the two attempted to reconcile.
According the the Baltimore Sun, Williams claimed Suggs knocked her down and spilled bleach following an argument over game-day tickets in 2009. She alleges Suggs threw a soap dispenser at her head, hit her in the chest with his hand, and held a bottle of bleach over her and their 1-year-old son.
The allegations were revealed in an application for a protective order, a civil process initiated by individuals. Suggs was not investigated or charged with a crime. Williams received a temporary protective order following the incident, but she rescinded it about a month later.
Media scrutiny of gun ownership among NFL players has increased after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and later himself on Dec. 1.
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