Sept. 11, 2001 carries a special significance and resonance.
So do the words, "We will never forget."
Given that tonight's NFL game in Baltimore is actually on Sept. 11th, it is unfortunate but still callous and ignorant that the Baltimore Ravens' Terrell Suggs decided to co-opt, trivialize and debase the statement, "We will never forget" by placing it on his stupid t-shirt aimed at lampooning Mike Tomlin for stepping on the field last year during Jacoby Jones's punt return.
In the great scheme of things, we have to ask, "It's that important to you, eh, T-Sizzle? Just what will you never forget, Terrell?"
To say Suggs is tone-deaf and ignorant is an understatement.
Suggs's sheer ignorance is evident, too, in his choice of selecting Monday, the day the Ray Rice news broke, to Tweet out the photo of his "We will never forget" t-shirt. In fact, the Ravens' own Twitter account publicizes and promotes the t-shirt, as well, as if to distract the public from the Ray Rice disgrace.
Suggs has a history, too
In light of the timing, Suggs's lame attempt at humor was especially tone-deaf, given his own documented history of having been accused of assaulting his longtime girlfriend, Candace Williams.
In 2009, Candace Williams filed court papers and a request for a protective order. Suggs was alleged to have punched her in the neck and dragged her with his car.
Related to that case, according to court papers and as reported by the Baltimore Sun,
"Williams said Suggs threw a soap dispenser at her head, hit her in the chest with his hand, and held a bottle of bleach over her and their 1-year-old son, which spilled on them and caused a rash. Baltimore City District Court Judge Ronald Alan Karasic wrote that a laceration was visible on Williams' chest."In December 2012, the Baltimore Sun reported on a court order that required Suggs to turn over his collection of firearms after a series of ongoing domestic disputes and two 911 calls made from Suggs's address the previous Nov. 21.
Terrell Suggs will wear the black and purple of the Baltimore Ravens tonight.