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TEEN Mom OG dad Ryan Edwards is headed to trial after a “suffering victim” sued him in the amount of $290K for “recklessly causing a car crash.”

Ryan, 33, was sued by Tennessee residents James and Janet Byrne for negligence after he was involved in a car accident back in August 2018.

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12Ryan Edwards is heading to trial after he was sued for 'recklessly causing a car accident'Credit: MTV 12Ryan shares son Bentley, 12, with baby mama Maci BookoutCredit: MTV

The Sun can exclusively reveal the case is going to trial on June 30, 2021. 

The trial is expected to last two to three days. 

Prior to trial, Defendant Ryan and Plaintiffs James and Janet Byrne are expected to provide expert witnesses, discovery, which is evidence, depositions, which is testimony, and more. 

As The Sun previously reported, James, the driver of a 1997 Nissan pickup truck, claimed Ryan “negligently and recklessly” rear-ended him with his 2018 Ford pickup truck.

12Ryan 'violently' struck his car when he was stopped at a red traffic signalCredit: MTV/Teen Mom

The alleged victim claimed Ryan “violently” struck his car when he was stopped at a red traffic signal. 

The civil complaint alleged: “The collision was of such force as to cause the back of Mr. Byrne's head to strike the rear window of his pickup truck and break the window.”

The alleged victim claimed Ryan drove with his dog in the front passenger seat, as he “should have known” the dog would “interfere” with his driving. 

James also claimed Ryan drove “while distracted” and “recklessly.”

12The 'suffering victim' claimed Ryan followed 'too closely'Credit: MTV

He alleged the MTV star followed the Nissan “too closely,” failed to adjust his speed and didn’t “keep a lookout.”

The driver claimed he sustained bodily injuries, including vertigo, which causes “permanent episodic dizziness.”

The alleged victim also claimed to have suffered physical impairment and disability, physical pain and suffering, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, and medical, rehabilitation and medication expenses.”

The driver also claimed his wife “suffered and will suffer a loss of the companionship” as a result of his injuries. 

12Ryan is being sued for $290,000Credit: Instagram

The Plaintiffs are asking for $260,000 in injuries, damages and losses, and $30,000 to his wife for her loss of companionship. 

Maci Bookout’s baby daddy responded to the lawsuit in August 2019. 

Ryan said he could “neither admit nor deny” that James was stopped at a red traffic signal. 

The father of four denied all of the claims against him, including that his “negligence” and "recklessness” caused the car crash. 

12Ryan denied his actions were 'reckless' or 'intentional'Credit: MTV

Ryan requested the alleged victim show proof of his injuries and for his wife to provide evidence of her loss of companionship. 

In an amended answer filed earlier this month, Ryan “admits fault for causing and contributing to the accident at issue, but denies that his actions were reckless or intentional in any way.”

Ryan, who has battled drug addiction through the years, has a history of “reckless” behavior behind the wheel.

On a Season 6 episode that aired in 2017, Ryan nodded off and slurred his words while driving to his wedding with his wife Mackenzie. 

12In 2017, Ryan was caught on camera driving under the influenceCredit: MTV 12He went to rehab shortly after the shocking clip airedCredit: MTV

During the shocking car ride, Mackenzie punched her husband on the shoulder to wake him up and steered the wheel for him as he swerved. 

She accused him of taking Xanax, which he denied at the time. 

After the episode aired, it was revealed Ryan checked into rehab for drug abuse for the second time. 

In March 2017, Ryan was pulled over during a traffic stop for an expired tag. 

12Ryan has been arrested in the past for drug abuseCredit: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

RadarOnline reported an officer noticed a hypodermic needle on the passenger seat. 

According to the citation, 14 hypodermic needles, one filled with heroin, was found during a search of his car. 

A bag was tied to the center of the console with a dark substance inside, Ryan told police: “It’s heroin and I have a problem.”

Ryan was not arrested and was instead issued a misdemeanor citation for simple possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

12Ryan is currently on the outs with his baby mama MaciCredit: Teen Mom

He pled guilty to the simple possession of heroin charge and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail, which was suspended. 

The possession of drug paraphernalia and expired registration offenses were dismissed.

Ryan’s father Larry previously told The Sun in October that the Teen Mom dad is “not allowed” to see Bentley, 12, as the family “hasn’t gotten to see Bentley very much.”

He previously said of Ryan and Maci, 29: “Their relationship hasn’t been going well. It’s not any better. Something came up that she wanted and needed. 

12Their son Bentley has refused to see him unless his dad agrees to therapyCredit: Facebook 12Ryan is also dad to Jagger, 2, Stella, 1, and stepson Hudson with wife MackenzieCredit: Instagram

“Ryan wasn’t going to comply with everything she wants and needs and we’ve been shut down.

“Bentley right now, we can’t even see him, they’re not even allowed to see him. It is what it is.”

On Teen Mom OG, which is currently airing on MTV, Bentley has refused to see his father until he agrees to go to therapy with him. 

Teen Mom OG - Season 9

Season 9 was filmed as the outbreak of coronavirus hit America.

Who's in the cast this season?

  • Amber Portwood
  • Catelynn Lowell
  • Cheyenne Floyd
  • Maci Bookout McKinney
  • Mackenzie McKee

Who are their boyfriends, husbands and baby daddies?

  • Amber Portwood's boyfriend Dimitri Garcia
  • Catelynn Lowell's husband Tyler Baltierra
  • Cheyenne Floyd's ex-boyfriend Cory Wharton
  • Maci Bookout's husband Taylor McKinney
  • Mackenzie McKee's husband Josh McKee

Teen Mom OG 's season nine aired on January 26th 2021 on MTV.

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Bentley did agree to go to his younger brother Jagger’s 2nd birthday party with his father in attendance.

In a sneak peek of tonight’s episode, Bentley told his grandmother he is not comfortable going to his father and stepmother’s home for the birthday, and agreed to go to a celebration for Jagger at Jen and Larry’s house. 

Ryan is also dad to Jagger, 2, Stella, 1, and stepson Hudson, who is wife Mackenzie’s child from a previous marriage. 

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Key Ravens Runner Named Free Agent Worth Pursuing for NFL

Getty Gus Edwards takes a Lamar Jackson handoff.

One of the most loaded positions on the Baltimore Ravens roster is at running back, and that has made for some complicated decisions in the last few seasons.

Veteran Mark Ingram is already departing this offseason, and J.K. Dobbins could be expected to take a huge step forward as a result. Where does that leave restricted free agent Gus Edwards? According to some, it should leave other teams looking to poach him on the open market.

Recently, former NFL running back turned contributor Maurice Jones-Drew took a look at naming 10 running backs that would be worth pursuing this offseason. Though Edwards is a restricted free agent, Jones-Drew thinks someone should take a hard look at him this offseason. Edwards rated eighth on the list.

Jones-Drew wrote:

“The 6-foot-1, 238-pound bruiser has been a consistently productive back in his first three NFL seasons, averaging 5.2 yards per carry for his career. He’s a perfect fit in the Ravens’ rushing attack alongside Lamar Jackson and J.K. Dobbins, so I think the team will offer him an extension. However, the restricted free agent could be the apple of someone’s eye and receive an offer the Ravens don’t match. No matter where Edwards ends up playing next season, his skill set and production could thrust him into a starting role.”

The Ravens run the ball better than nearly anyone in the NFL, and Edwards is a big part of that success given what he has done through the years. It will be fascinating to see if he makes his return to the Ravens on a new contract, or if someone else tries to snap him up.

Ravens Loaded at Running Back

Perhaps Edwards would see the writing on the wall and want to move on given the fact that Dobbins is likely to be the unquestioned starter and key contributor for the foreseeable future. Perhaps Edwards sees himself as a complement to Dobbins and understands his role on the team if not embraces it. All of these questions will have to be sorted out soon, and it will be interesting to see if anyone takes a swing at trying to nab Edwards given his situation in Baltimore with the roster. There might not be a ton of touches to go around for the backfield, and if Edwards wants a bigger role, he might have to find it elsewhere.

Gus Edwards Stats

Edwards has been a very productive member of the Ravens since 2018. He had rushed for 1,429 yards and 4 touchdowns thus far in his career coming into 2020. He hasn’t been nearly as prolific catching the ball as running the ball, with only 65 receiving yards as a member of the team. During 2020, Edwards rushed for 723 yards and 6 scores for the Ravens.

A former runner for Miami and Rutgers in college, Edwards has been a tough runner early in his time in the league and a player some might describe as a bowling ball to bring down. To that end, he figures to be an asset for the offense.

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