No Suspension For Attending Suspended Game

October 9th, 2010

When the Bucs opened the season against the Browns, Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib was supposed to go to his room without supper, in so many words, thanks to NFL warden commissioner Roger Goodell for Talib’s cabbie-punching incident.

And as ordered, Talib did not play. Instead, he hung in his own private luxury box at the CITS, a luxury box he paid for out of his own pocket, and watched his teammates beat the Browns.

Trouble was, Talib was not even supposed to be in the stadium, wasn’t even allowed to buy a ticket off the sidewalk and watch his teammates, per NFL rules.

Talib professed ignorance of this Mickey Mouse rule and begged Warden Commissioner Goodell for forgiveness.

Last night while Joe was away from his computer, news came from Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune, Twittering away on the TBO Bucs Twitter feed, that Goodell would not suspend Talib (again) for paying for his own luxury box while in detention.

CB Aqib Talib will not be suspended by the #NFL for allegedly attending a Bucs/Cleveland game while suspended in game one.

Joe just finds this rule that a player can’t even buy his own ticket to a game to watch his teammates play to be silly if not insipid. Joe’s with Talib every step of the way on this one.

3 Responses to “No Suspension For Attending Suspended Game”

  1. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Watch, if by some miracle we make the playoffs and play in the superbowl, Goodell will suspend Talib for that most important game…

  2. JDouble Says:

    I think it’s stupid too Joe, but a rule is a rule. I think it’s absurd that smoking pot is illegal, but if I smoke pot and get caught I still get arrested. Technically Talib should be punished in some way. He/we are lucky he isn’t getting the punishment he deserves. I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t atleast incure some sort of fine.

  3. McBuc Says:

    He should have some questions for his agen as well.