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Terrell Suggs says he thinks Roger Goodell ‘had a hand’ in Super Bowl power outage

Eric Edholm
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Terrell Suggs has all sorts of interesting views on the world. His latest is quite entertaining.

Suggs told ESPN's Lisa Salters for a piece that's set to air Tuesday night that he believes NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was at least partially to blame for the power going out during Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.

“I was like Vegas, parlor tricks, you know what I mean? I was like, ahh, Roger Goodell, he never stops, he always has something up his sleeve," Suggs told Salters. "He just couldn’t let us have this one in a landslide huh?”

Salters then properly followed up: “So you think Roger Goodell had turned the lights out?”

More Suggs brilliance:

“I thought he had a hand in it. Most definitely, he had a hand in it."

Like the Area 51 folks, or the people who believe that AIDS was genetically engineered in a lab by scientists, Suggs' theory requires you to stretch your imagination — as if Goodell parked himself next to a giant plug at the Superdome right after halftime and did the deed.

Suggs is willing to take this a step further from Ray Lewis' assertion that someone shady was involved in the outage, though Lewis would not say whom. After all, he had a TV career to protect. But Suggs, like the feral honey badger, just don't care. He's more than willing to bridge the gap, apparently, and start right at the top.

His suspicions were raised, he said, when Suggs witnessed Goodell and Denver Broncos president John Elway talking before the divisional-round playoff game against the Ravens. Ah, the seeds of deceit being planted ...

Quick: Someone ask Suggs who he thinks is behind the government shutting down.

Look, it's popular to rail against Goodell these days. He's a common target of the players, who were led to believe he was tantamount to Darth Vader during the union's battle with the NFL during the lockout battle through 2011. But believing that Goodell masterminded a scheme to make the game closer with a power outage? It's really insane stuff.

Just the product of a Ball So Hard University education, apparently.

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