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Suggs blames Goodell for Super Bowl blackout

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Retired linebacker Ray Lewis is not the only member of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens floating a conspiracy theory about the blackout in the Superdome in February.

Terrell Suggs, former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, told ESPN that commissioner Roger Goodell "most definitely had a hand" in the 34-minute partial power outage. It occurred in the third quarter with the Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6.

"I thought he had a hand in it," Suggs told E:60.

San Francisco rallied with 17 consecutive points and had a chance to go ahead with a touchdown in the final minute before stalling inside the 5-yard line.

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

Suggs claims Goodell was yukking it up with Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway before the 2013 regular-season opener in Denver as the Ravens took the field before the game. To Suggs, it was more than friendly conversation with the acting Broncos team president and general manager.

"He ain't supposed to be on one side or the other; he's supposed to be in the box. I saw him on their sideline and I was like, huh, I know who he's going for," Suggs said. "I think he definitely has his favorites."
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