Never curse God in a lightning storm. In fact, avoiding cursing God at all isn’t a bad idea.
On ESPN’s First Take, T-Sizzle negated the positive that was his creation of Ball So Hard University with this comment (via Yahoo! Sports):
“With all due respect we don't need God on our sidelines.”
He spit out that crack while going back and forth with Skip Bayless in an argument over Tim Tebow. Suggs took it one too far with his big mouth this time, but his comments contradict the beliefs of fellow Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
Lewis is a professing Christian, and ironically, his favorite scripture, Psalm 91, beings saying: “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
You don’t need God on your sidelines, Suggs? Sugar Ray’s favorite Bible passage just happens to be in direct opposition of that. Maybe the Ravens have a chance against their divisional round foe after all.
But seriously, Suggs isn’t doing his teammates any favors by yapping his mouth. If you provide an NFL player with bulletin-board material, they’re going to take it in and use it against you. From claiming the he can do Tebow’s job to wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers-diss shirt to training camp, Suggs is going to eventually wish he went the conservative route.
Lewis isn’t picking fights with Arian Foster on Twitter. Ed Reed isn’t calling out Tom Brady at press conferences. Suggs needs to follow suit because that target on his back is growing at a rapid pace.
David Daniels is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.