Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was arrested for driving with a suspended license after crashing his car early Friday morning, his agent, Denise White, said in a statement.
TMZ originally reported the arrest.
“This morning Terrell Suggs was in a single-car collision, no one was injured,” White said. “Police were called and upon speaking with Terrell, found his license to be suspended for speeding tickets. He was detained by the police and released a couple hours later. Terrell will let the judicial system take its course and fix his license issues.”
Suggs told the police he may have fallen asleep at the wheel before the crash, according to the Scottsdale police statement obtained by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.
“At 0120 hours, the Scottsdale Police Department received a call of a sound of a collision in the area of Hayden and Thompson Peak....A white BMW 750Li, registered to Terrell Suggs, was found in the parking lot (of Fry Grocery store) with fresh damage....The investigation revealed that Suggs was not impaired and he stated that he possibly fell asleep before the collision. It was also determined that Suggs had a suspended driver’s license. Suggs was arrested at 0203 hours and he was taken to the Scottsdale City Jail for processing. He was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended driver’s license. He was later released from the jail.”
Suggs apologized for the incident in a post on his Instagram account.
The Ravens acknowledged the situation in a statement posted on the team website.
“Terrell made us aware of the situation and we are looking into it,” said Kevin Byrne, senior vice president of public and community relations.
Suggs, 33, missed almost all of the 2015 NFL season after tearing his Achilles tendon in the season-opening game against the Denver Broncos. The veteran linebacker had not missed a game for the past two seasons after returning from his first Achilles injury in 2012.
He logged 12.0 sacks with 39 tackles in 2014, and is expected to be fully healthy by the start of the 2016 regular season, according to the team website.
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