Details emerge in Terrell Suggs' case

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs stands accused of pouring bleach on and delivering a blow to the chest of a Baltimore woman named Candace Williams during an alleged confrontation late last month, according to court records. The league office is monitoring the situation under the NFL personal-conduct policy.

"We will look into it, but have no comment beyond that," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote in an e-mail to the Times.

Suggs' attorney, Eric Gordon, didn't respond to an interview request Monday afternoon seeking comment.

Williams filed a complaint last Friday that led to a temporary restraining order being granted by the presiding judge that prevents Suggs from seeing her and mandates him to leave their home in Windsor Mill. The judge also ordered that Williams, 26, may drive Suggs' luxury sport utility vehicle while the matter is pending.

A hearing on the case is scheduled for Friday. Suggs hasn't been arrested or charged with a crime.

Meanwhile, Williams has requested that the NFL player be ordered to attend domestic violence counseling as well as be required to supply her with money for living expenses.

Per the complaint, Suggs allegedly struck Williams in the chest, threw a soap dispenser at her head and spilled a bottle of bleach on the woman and their son on Nov. 29.

The district court judge stated in his order that Williams' chest clearly had a mark on it.

Williams alleged in the filing that Suggs has caused her to previously suffer a busted lip, a broken nose, black eyes and bruises. Per the report, a rash was also caused on her son from the bleach.

Williams, who attended a boxing match in Las Vegas with Suggs earlier this year, claimed in the filing that she is Suggs' fiancée as well as the mother of his two children.

Suggs hasn't returned a telephone call and a text message seeking comment.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Suggs did not make the trip with the team for a 27-14 Monday night loss to the Green Bay Packers.

It's the third consecutive game that Suggs has missed since spraining his left medial collateral ligament during an illegal block by Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn.

According to Williams, the fight stemmed over a dispute regarding game tickets.

She wrote in her filing that that Suggs' best friend as well as his cousin were present during the alleged altercation.

Williams stated that Suggs was angered by not knowing who the tickets were for that she wanted to attend the Ravens' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

At first, Williams wrote, she thought Suggs was joking around with her. However, an argument and fight allegedly ensued with Suggs on the other side of a bathroom door that he "stiff-armed."

In the filing, Williams wrote: "So me, still thinking he's playing, I kick his arm off the door to close it, the whole time laughing thinking we're playing and he throws bathroom soap thing at my head."

Williams also wrote that Suggs cursed her and accused her of injuring his arm.

She acknowledged spitting on his chest in retaliation.

Then, Williams wrote that the former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year knocked her down, grabbed her neck and held an open bottle of bleach above her while threatening to drown her with the cleaning product.

According to the report, the bleach spilled onto her and their son.

Then, Suggs allegedly told her to leave the residence before he went to the Steelers game.

The Ravens are aware of the court filing and are monitoring the case.

"We are aware of the situation and have discussed the matter with Terrell," Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne said Saturday when the news broke about the restraining order. "He will have his opportunity to tell his side of the story at a later date."


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