In a departure from his usual habit of directing barbs at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs took the high road Wednesday when asked about the embattled former NFL Most Valuable Player, as he did during minicamp in June.
Brady's four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate was upheld Tuesday by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell following an unsuccessful appeal. Litigation in the high-profile case is pending.
Although Suggs had plenty of ammunition to criticize Brady, including how he reportedly destroyed his cell phone prior to meeting with NFL investigator Ted Wells, the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year didn't revisit his previous criticism of the Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
"You know what, all I can say, it's fortunate that's not a Baltimore Ravens problem and we're going to let them handle it and answer their questions," Suggs said as the Ravens' veterans reported to training camp. "We're really only focused on Baltimore Ravens football and Ravens Nation. So, I don't really care too much about that."
Suggs and Brady have exchanged harsh words on the field in the past and through the airwaves.
Once Suggs referred to Brady's Super Bowl titles as "questionable."
When asked last year before an AFC divisional round playoff loss at New England to characterize his dealings with Brady, Suggs replied: "It's the same that all defensive players have with quarterbacks. He's a quarterback, I'm a defender. He's got a job to do. So do I. So, there's naturally going to be some disagreements there."