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Terrell Suggs is suing his former agent after he died

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We are at the very start of the NFL off-season as Monday signalled the first day that teams could place the franchise tag on their players.

We are given many different unbelievable stories during the off-season and it can be hard to actually buy into what you're reading at times.

However when it comes to the latest development with Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Terrell Suggs, people could be forgiven for laughing at his latest actions.

Suggs has been with the Ravens ever since they drafted him in 2003 and has quickly become one of the most highly rated outside linebackers in the NFL.

But now reports picked up by TMZ have uncovered a lawsuit that Suggs has filed against his former agent Gary Wichard.

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Wichard was behind the huge contract given to Suggs by the Ravens in 2009 but sadly passed away in 2011.

Part of the contract stated that Suggs would pay 3% of his salary to Wichard and after his death the agency passed Suggs to a different agent.

Suggs has since claimed that the replacement agent failed to capitalise on his success in 2011 and failed to provide their services during his injury in 2012.

This has now led to Suggs suing his former agent claiming that he shouldn't have had to pay the commission once Wichard died.

The issue has already been contested by an arbitrator after Wichard's estate demanded the money they were owed and Suggs refused payment.

The matter was ruled against Suggs initially but now the Ravens star has taken the case to federal court in the hopes that the decision will be overturned.

Suggs in the wrong?

Suggs has highlighted two particular years of his deal where he was unsatisfied with the agency following the death of Wichard.

In 2011 Suggs had a season where he was voted to the pro-bowl and finished with 14 sacks, two interceptions and seven forced fumbles.

One year later however, Suggs went down with a torn Achilles and ended up only playing eight games of the season.

Suggs is claiming that he didn't receive enough endorsement deals during his incredible 2011 season whilst he also claimed that he leaned on his agent for help arranging his rehab treatments but received no help at all.

Suggs is now refusing to pay what he contractually owes his former agent's estate and it could prove to be another strange story coming off the field for a Ravens star.

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