We’ll start there. The day after the Super Bowl, Ravens’ linebacker Terrell Suggs told his 128-thousand Twitter followers to also follow him on Instagram, the social media site for pictures, at the handle @Reekofresh_Outdabox.
Scrolling through the @Reekofresh_Outdabox Instagram profile, it is clearly not appropriate for an All-Pro, Super Bowl winning football player. The first thing you are hit with is the profile’s bio which describes “Suggs” as, well, look:
The pictures, looking only at the most recent of the profile’s 2079, maintain the ethics of the biography:
The last picture is disturbing knowing Suggs’ history of alleged spousal abuse.
On the sports side of things, the most recent picture posted by Suggs’ claimed Instagram profile is this one that lists the obstacles that the Ravens had to overcome in order to win the Super Bowl. On the list, along side injuries and death (referring to the deaths of the brothers of Ed Reed and Torrey Smith), the names Billy Cundiff, Lee Evans, and Cam Cameron are listed. Cundiff missed a game tying field goal in the waning seconds of last year’s AFC Championship Game against the Patriots. Evans is credited for dropped a pass in the end zone which forced the Ravens to attempt that field goal. Cameron was semi-hated among Ravens fans as their offensive coordinator as his play calling was seen as detrimental to the team:
Even though Suggs said on his official Twitter account that this was his Instagram, there is reason to believe it is not ran by him personally. This man, presumably a part of Suggs’ entourage, pictured below, appears in many of the photos on the account with captions referring to the man in the first person:
It still does not get Suggs off the hook for the nature of the account. A man in the public eye like Suggs should be aware of the content of the profile as well as what is being posted before it is posted if he is going to claim it as his own.