Terrell Suggs reaches agreement with fiancee on custody, visitation of children

Ravens Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and his fiancee', Candace Williams, reached a global resolution agreement Tuesday morning in Baltimore County Circuit Court regarding custody and visitation involving their two children.

Williams voluntarily removed a temporary protective order filed Nov. 20 that alleged the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year punched her in the neck in early September and drove a car containing their two children "at a high rate of speed," while she was dragged alongside.

"She has lifted the petition voluntarily, over and done, and he denies the allegations," Lynn Hoffman, Suggs' attorney, told The Baltimore Sun. "They're moving forward in the best interests of the children and they've resolved their personal issues."

Suggs and Williams both appeared in court Tuesday in Towson along with their respective attorneys. Details of the custody, visitation and child support agreement was sealed by the presiding judge for privacy issues at the request of both parties.

Suggs faces no criminal charges related to the alleged September incident. Under Maryland law because he was served with a protective order, Suggs was required to surrender a total of seven firearms, which he complied with, according to his attorney, Warren Alperstein, and Ravens director of security Darren Sanders.

Baltimore County poice said two 911 calls were placed from Suggs' address on Nov. 21. However, no reports were taken.

"There was no finding of wrongdoing whatsoever by the court," Alperstein said following Tuesday's court appearance.

Dressed in a navy blue suit, Suggs declined an interview request following the court appearance. He was smiling as he left the courtroom with his attorneys and Sanders. Williams' attorney, Charles E. Brooks, declined to comment.

Suggs issued the following statement last Friday through his publicist: "My fiancee' and I have two beautiful children together whom we both love and care for tremendously. The personal issues that the two of us have faced recently have been addressed in a responsible and adult manner and have been resolved. I am certain that we will get through this matter and move forward as a happy family."

In December 2009, Williams was granted a protective order against Suggs following an alleged domestic violence incident. That order was rescinded roughly a month later after the couple reconciled and she dropped a $70 million lawsuit against him.

Suggs was sidelined for the Ravens' 31-28 overtime loss Sunday to the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field, but coach John Harbaugh indicated Monday the star pass rusher was close to playing and could potentially return this week against the Denver Broncos at M&T; Bank Stadium.

"Terrell is eager to move on," Alperstein said. "He continues to focus on getting healthy and helping the Ravens in their playoff run."



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