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Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs was arrested Friday morning in Arizona following a collision in Scottsdale, according to police.
Scottsdale police officers responded to a single car collision near Hayden Road and Thompson Peak Highway around 1:20 a.m.
Police said they found evidence of a crash in a median and followed a fluid trail to a grocery store parking lot, where they found Suggs’ white BMW 750Li with fresh damage, according to Sgt. Ben Hoster.
Police determined Suggs, 33, was not impaired. Suggs stated he possibly fell asleep before the collision, police said.
Suggs had a suspended driver’s license, and he was arrested and taken to Scottsdale City Jail for processing.
He was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended driver’s license, police said. He was later released from the jail.
Suggs’ license was reportedly suspended due to speeding tickets, the Ravens said in a statement.
“Terrell made us aware of the situation and we are looking into it,” Ravens Senior Vice President of Public & Community Relations Kevin Byrne said in the statement.
The incident was also confirmed by Denise White, Suggs’ representative at EAG Sports Management.
“Terrell will let the judicial system take its course and fix his license issues,” White said.
On Twitter, Suggs confirmed that he was driving under a suspended license and apologized, saying, “My bad.”
Suggs is a six-time Pro Bowl linebacker and a lynchpin of the Ravens defense. He tore his Achilles tendon in the 2015 opener at Denver and missed the rest of the year.
Although Suggs has kept a low profile since the injury, general manager Ozzie Newsome expects the linebacker back in 2016.
“In my last conversation with him, his answer to me was, ‘I don’t want to leave the game the way I left it out in Denver.’ So, I think he is using that as motivation,” Newsome said in January. “I’m just looking forward to him getting back in here when he does, being involved in the OTAs, going through training camp and just seeing where he is.”
Suggs is the franchise career leader with 106 1/2 sacks and was The Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, when he recorded a career-high 14 sacks and led the league with seven forced fumbles.
The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Suggs played college football at Arizona State before being draft by Baltimore with the 10th overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft.
After Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis retired following the 2012 season, Suggs stepped up to assume leadership of a defense that perennially is among the best in the NFL. Suggs has led Baltimore in sacks in seven of his 13 seasons.
On the practice field and in the locker room, he keeps the mood light by joking with his teammates. On Sundays, when not chasing the quarterback, he’s constantly chatting with the officials and opposing players.
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