Last December, the wife of a Baltimore Ravens football player filed for divorce after two years of marriage. In her complaint filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court, the wife alleged that her husband Terrell Suggs committed adultery while the pair was still married. The complaint also indicated that his wife never condoned the allegedly adulterous relationship and is unwilling or unable to forgive her husband for that action.
In his response to the divorce complaint, the husband’s attorney denied the allegations of adultery and said that his client never cheated on his wife. The attorney also revealed that the couple had separated almost a year ago. According to the attorney, both spouses had been separated for quite some time and no longer interested in remaining married when the relationship mentioned in the wife’s complaint began.
Terrell Suggs currently plays outside linebacker for the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens. This is not the first time his wife and he have experienced discord in their relationship. In fact back in 2009, before they were married, the wife filed for an order of protection against her husband, claiming that he had spilled bleach on her and the couple’s 1-year-old child. She later asked that the court rescind that order after the couple eventually settled their differences.
Three years later, in 2012, the wife accused her husband of striking her in the neck and dragging her behind his vehicle as he took off with both of the couple’s children. As a result of that confrontation, the Baltimore County Circuit Court ordered the football player to surrender his seven weapons. The couple married each other within a month’s time of that incident.
The wife is seeking child support and spousal maintenance. The husband is seeking joint custody of the couple’s two children, ages 6 and 7. His attorney claims that the couple has a prenuptial agreement in place.
Maryland courts take a keen interest in protecting children during divorces. Individuals with a history of domestic violence should know that family courts will take those matters into consideration when making determinations in matters affecting child custody. Your Maryland family law attorney can assist you with developing a legal strategy designed to give you a fair opportunity to present your side of the issues to the court.
Source: Baltimore-Sun, “Terrell Suggs’ wife files for divorce, accuses him of infidelity” Julie Scharper, Feb. 13, 2015