NFL investigating 'bounty' comments made by Ravens LB Suggs

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- An NFL spokesman has confirmed that the league is investigating Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs for alleged comments about having a "bounty" on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward.

During a recent interview on the syndicated "2 Live Stews" radio program, Suggs called Ward "a dirty player" and "a cheap-shot artist." However, Suggs denied Wednesday that there is a bounty.

Meanwhile, Suggs is distancing himself from comments in the same interview suggesting that backup Troy Smith should be the Ravens' starting quarterback. While he called rookie Joe Flacco "all right," he said Smith is "the better man for the job." On Wednesday, Suggs said he was suggesting that both get a chance to play.

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