When Suggs was charged in December and released from custody, he declined to discuss the specifics of the case, citing legal issues, and said: "There's always two sides to a story." Suggs led Baltimore and all rookies with a dozen sacks. He also forced a team-high six fumbles while recovering four.
Suggs also faces a less serious count of aggravated as-sault alleging that he "caused physical injury to Jeryme C. Cook by any means of force, which caused a temporary, but substantial disfigurement."
Suggs' 17-year-old cousin, Donald Suggs, also faces aggravated assault charges.
Suggs' agent, Gary Wichard has contended that Suggs was attempting to play peace-maker and said his client was attacked from behind with a steel rod.
"He got cold-cocked from behind, that's the scary thing," Wichard told the Chicago Sun-Times. "He was in no way the aggressor. All he did was disarm the guy after he was hit twice with a bar."
Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.