Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was reportedly arrested at a restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona, early Friday for leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended license, according to the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec. He was booked and released on citation overnight.
Rick Ritter of CBS 13 in Baltimore provided video from the arrest:
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Terrell Suggs in video before being arrested: "If you ain't did your research, I am an athlete..." @cbsbaltimore https://t.co/teKfBEjnw93/5/2016, 4:25:43 AM
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Suggs put in back of police SUV, officer telling him what he's being arrested for: @cbsbaltimore https://t.co/b01bfmsBAS3/5/2016, 4:35:46 AM
TMZ Sports added:
A rep for Suggs tells us Terrell had gotten into a minor 1-car traffic accident earlier in the night—no one was injured—but someone heard it and called cops. When cops arrived to the Mexican restaurant ... they spoke with Suggs and learned his license had previously been suspended. He was detained for a suspended license and nothing more.
We're told his suspended license was due to speeding tickets. The rep says Suggs notified the team as soon as possible and Terrell says he plans to make things right regarding his license, ASAP.
Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports passed along a statement from Scottsdale police on the incident:
At 0120 hours, the Scottsdale Police Department received a call of a sound of a collision in the area of Hayden and Thompson Peak. Officers responded and found evidence of a collision in the nearby median. Officers followed a fluid trail that led to the Fry’s Grocery store parking lot at 20427 N Hayden. A white BMW 750Li, registered to Terrell Suggs, was found in the parking lot with fresh damage. Terrell Suggs (33 yrs) was also contacted in the parking lot and he was interviewed by patrol officers. The investigation revealed that Suggs was not impaired and he stated that he possibly fell asleep before the collision. It was also determined that Suggs had a suspended driver’s license. Suggs was arrested at 0203 hours and he was taken to the Scottsdale City Jail for processing. He was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended driver’s license. He was later released from the jail.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport passed along a statement from Suggs' publicist:
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Statement from Terrell Suggs' publicist @DeniseWhite_EAG: https://t.co/TmY74SNW2m3/4/2016, 3:47:07 PM
Suggs posted a message on his Instagram account about the situation: "MooD:....... Driving with a suspended license! Street Cred= 100,000 Trillion. My bad Y'all.. Dumb A** SiZ."
Suggs, 33, previously faced domestic violence allegations in 2009 and 2012. Justin Fenton and Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reported Suggs was forced to surrender "several firearms" as part of the 2012 case.
Suggs has otherwise been one of the Ravens' most reliable defenders for more than a decade. The franchise selected him with the 10th overall pick in the 2003 draft, and he's registered 106.5 sacks over 181 career games.
Suggs is a six-time Pro Bowler, a former Defensive Player of the Year (2011) and a Super Bowl champion. He is under contract for three more seasons and is scheduled to have a $7.45 million cap hit for the 2016 season.