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Terrell Suggs, Former NFL Linebacker, Arrested in Arizona on Assault Charges

BySamantha Johnson

Apr 10, 2024
Terrell Suggs, Former NFL Linebacker, Arrested in Arizona on Assault Charges

Former NFL linebacker Terrell Suggs was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona on Tuesday on two charges related to a suspected road rage incident that occurred at a Starbucks drive-thru line in March. According to the Scottsdale Police, Suggs faces charges of threatening and intimidating, as well as disorderly conduct with a weapon. He was released Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred when Suggs backed his black Range Rover into another car while in the drive-thru line, which led to an argument between the two men about the contact. After completing their orders, Suggs drove away while sticking his middle finger out at the other driver. The situation escalated when the other driver began swearing at Suggs, prompting Suggs to show a handgun out of his car window and threaten the man.

The entire incident was captured on an audio/video recording device attached to the front of the other driver’s car. A Scottsdale police officer was able to identify Suggs from the footage, as they had interacted with him previously during a court hearing for a speeding ticket in December.

A representative for Suggs released a statement on Wednesday, stating that Suggs feared for his safety during the incident and was not looking for trouble. Suggs will have to surrender any weapons he owns as part of his supervised release and is due in court on April 29 for a preliminary hearing.

Suggs had a successful 17-year NFL career, winning two Super Bowls, earning the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2003, and being named Defensive Player of the Year in 2011. He was a first-round draft pick in 2003 out of Arizona State and a seven-time Pro Bowl selection.

By Samantha Johnson

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