Talib Missed The Suspension Fine Print?

September 16th, 2010

Oh, no. Poor Aqib Talib. It looks like his wallet might get a bit lighter, and he might want to find a more thorough agent.

Using his nimble fingers on Twitter, St. Pete Times Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud says Talib busted NFL policy by serving his one-game suspension last week in the cozy confines of a C.I.T.S. luxury box.

Bucs CB Aqib Talib violated the terms of his suspension by watching Sunday’s game in a suite at Raymond James Stadium

Joe suspects NFL Commissioner Goodell will simply slap Talib on the wrist with a fine for failing to follow the rules. Joe hangs the blame for this screwup on the Bucs, Talib and his agent. They all bear some responsibility.

Joe wonders whether Talib goes to the game if the Bucs were not blacked out off local television?

Update: 3:51 p.m. – Stroud is now reporting Talib signed autographs for fans Sunday but when confronted at practice Wednesday Talib said he watched the game in Texas.

19 Responses to “Talib Missed The Suspension Fine Print?”

  1. Matt Says:

    Yep, I bet he only went because he couldn’t see it on TV.

    I remember when he said he watched the game, that was my first question…

  2. bucfanjeff Says:

    Fine him and move on. It was dumb, but he probably really didn’t know. I have no doubt he knows football, but he’s proven not to be the brightest bulb in the pack.

  3. Derf Says:

    Wasn’t not playing enough? He wasn’t allowed to watch the game either? What’s up with that? So what if he was in the box he wasn’t on the field right?

  4. SebringSmitty Says:

    It was dumb. but I like it !! He wanted to watch his team. At least he wasn’t at the Trop wearing a Yankees hat ! Pay the fine and move on.

  5. Ash Says:

    This isnt on Talib at all. He deserves no blame at all.Its all on the Bucs and his agent. And mostly the Bucs. They gotta know that a suspened player cant be at Ray Jay.

  6. Will the Beast Says:

    You talking to me!!! you talking to me!!! I don’t see anyone else here you talking to me!! Hey Taxi take me to Harlem. I can’t do that buddy I’m off duty. How about two slaps to the back of the head cause I like you hows that sound jerky. I’m silly they call me rubberneck. Talib might as well be called the Island he might be spending the next 10 on Rikers he’s 2 bullets short of a war movie but we still have a damn good teamin the making

  7. goodfellajay Says:

    i told you guys he was there

  8. jaytek74 Says:

    Like I have labeled it before….NFL (Nazzi Football League). It is absolutely rediculous to me the rules this league has. Big freaking deal that he cared enough to watch his team play. He did not play or watch from the field and had no communication with the sidelines. Screw the NFL and their policies and rules. They are lame.

  9. goodfellajay Says:

    i knew he was there..you know it all was like no he wasnt…Goodfellajay knows

  10. eric Says:

    Needs to learn to cheat better, like Jeter!

  11. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    Nice man.

    I’m not to worried about this.

  12. George C. Costanza Says:

    this guy makes me nervous, but he’s a heck of a CB.

  13. entrekpk Says:

    God Rick Stroud is such a deuche bag; he really has a punchable face.

  14. Dew Says:

    I agree with many here. It’s a stupid rule that he can’t watch the game. Real stupid.


    RAT Stroud, Jerknalist……

  16. NegativeExpectations Says:

    So Talib lied?

    He needs to be suspended for the remainder of the season.

    Goodell should not tolerate this senseless behavior.

    Rules are rules and he broke them, THEN lied about it.

  17. Posey99 Says:

    I don’t get it… So where was he? Was he at the game or in Dallas? Or is that yet to be determined?

  18. troxell8t8 Says:

    It is rather amusing that the NFL doesn’t even want them in the stadium. The player is already not playing and also not being paid. Does it really matter what else happens when the player has already lost money?

  19. McBuc Says:

    Negative…You are kidding right?