Back in 2005 when informed of Carey's remarks, Suggs said: "I heard that word means he felt like I was going to do something. You can't throw somebody out because you think they're going to do something to you. First of all, if I was going to do something to you, I would have done it in the first three steps. ... I was upset, and, in short, I asked him why he is calling the game like this? If you are going to call the game close, call the game close on both sides."