Talib Suspended Four Games

October 13th, 2012

The guy just can’t stay out of trouble. And now it’s official that Talib is more trouble to the Bucs than he’s worth.

Add illegal pill-popping to the list of adjectives to describe the troubled cornerback. He was suspended for four games by the NFL effective tomorrow.

Per the statement below from the Bucs, Talib popped an Adderrall pill without a prescription before the season — and got caught.

Aqib Talib:

“Around the beginning of training camp, I made a mistake by taking an Adderall pill without a prescription. This is especially regrettable because, for the past several months, with Coach Schiano’s help, I’ve worked very hard to improve myself — professionally and personally — as a player and a man. I am truly sorry to my teammates, coaches and Buccaneers fans, and I’m disappointed in myself. I will work diligently every day of this suspension to stay in top football shape and be ready to help this team in the second half of the season. I have chosen to be immediately accountable for the situation I put myself in, which is why I will not exercise my appeal rights and will begin serving the suspension immediately.”

Per the federal government on Adderall:

Why is this medication prescribed?

The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine tablets are also used to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep). The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain.

A free agent after this season, Talib will surely come cheap wherever he lands. It would be a stunner if Tampa Bay gives him yet another chance.

That was one expensive pill.

27 Responses to “Talib Suspended Four Games”

  1. Deminion Says:

    Wow it’s always sumthn being a bucs fan oh well go bucs!!!

  2. Jrock Says:

    The irony that this comes the same day you post the “Project Talib’s Future” post Joe. I guess this pretty much clears the picture up

  3. Deminion Says:

    I thought adderall was for ADD?

  4. Andrew Says:

    this fuking guy needs to go. enough is enough now. I dont expect us to cut him immediately but by seasons end I expect us to not resign him to a long term contract. but if we can trade him now i would do that.

  5. Vic Says:

    If Schiano doesn’t cut him, I’ll be stunned

  6. Danny Says:

    He’ll land in Washington with Raheem.

  7. J-VilleBucs84 Says:

    I just said we should keep him earlier. Joe you set me up for failure. Talib you might have just sealed your fate not just as a Buc, but as an nfl player. Someone will pick him up, but he’ll be a 1 year contract kind of guy.

  8. Colorado Buc Says:

    Don’t hate on Aqib,…he was just “Keepin it Real!” Can’t expect him to learn from the prospect of going to jail for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,(dismissed)….Talib has acted more like a punk and less like a 19th overall selection since the day he landed in Tampa. It’s truly unfortunate.

  9. Colorado Buc Says:

    Haha maybe we can try to work Trueblood in as a corner!!!

  10. FloridaGirl Says:

    So much for the off-season transformation. At least he did it early in the year so Dominik and the boys won’t be enamored to give him that long term contract in the off-season. Time to buy a new cornerback in the next draft….sigh

  11. Bucnnole Says:

    Pure Garbage.

  12. SullivansLostPlaybook Says:

    Here comes the hate wagon. I don’t really see him going over a freaking adderol. If anyone should be on adderol its him .Wouldn’t mind seeing rinse back at corner and black at F’s now though

  13. Have A Nice Day Says:

    And there goes Talib. Wish him luck with whatever team he is gonna be on next year.

  14. Dave Says:

    Agree with Sullivans. The dude needs Adderrall. How he didn’t have a legal subscription is beyond me. Oh well, guess that’s the end of his Bucs career.

  15. JSmalls Says:

    This league was built when players were coked and juiced up, not it going to s&@$! Adderall? We treat these players like they’re flying plans. UEFA seems to be tougher league now… I wish I was old enough to have watched real football when it was played in the 70’s. Put flags on these guys and stop the slow descent and speed the limp wristed process up!


  16. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Funny…how everyone told me I was wrong about Talib under the new Schiano order.

  17. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    I think the point is…as I said before the season started…Talib will continue to do things wrong until a team grows a pair and shows him that consequences for his actions can be extreme.

    I said then and I’ll say now…for his own good, he needs a firm punishment. Once again, he get’s off easy.

  18. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Aqib Talib:

    “Around the beginning of training camp, I made a mistake by taking an Adderall pill without a prescription.”

    I guess the dreaded and unnecessary 110X16 torture tests bites the Bucs in the ass again when the players have to drug themselves to complete them.

    I hope no other Bucs will be suspended. Maybe, one of the players was passing them around before the gauntlets. Almost seems like that movie, North Dallas 40. Kris Kristofferson was always passing around uppers and downers, if I remember correctly.

    I remember reading that a Buc player was vomiting violently on the field that day. Kind of odd.

  19. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Miguel El Magnifico
    The only dreaded torture tests are your posts. 😉

  20. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    With all due respect Peter, I guess we just don’t think alike.

    I suffer through your multiple consecutive posts without complaint most of the time.

  21. Andrew Says:

    hahahaha thank you the Dutcher journal for giving me a good laugh today. your spot on with stupid magnifico’s posts being a torture test.

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  23. Snook Says:

    Trade him to Washington please. We could probably get a 6th or 7th.

  24. Rob Says:

    Miguel el Idiotico
    Once again you mindlessly take shots at Schiano. Ever think it may be in both the team and the players best interest to be able to run wind sprints? Their ability or inability to do so will give a benchmark as to where they are conditioning wise and where they need to improve. It is called a baseline, not a torture test. If you are out of shape as a millionare althete, shame on you. I prefer a team that is well conditioned to a country club atmosphere where players just joke around about how many tackles they missed or talk about how mean the new coach is. Stay in shape or hit the road. The in shape guys laugh at the wind sprints and just show what they are made of. The out of shape players either get in shape or bag groceries for a living. Get a life and stop bashing the head coach. You have no idea what you are talking about. Conditioning also helps prevent the numerous injuries that plague out of shape players. Keep the idiotic posts coming.

  25. MTM Says:

    One dummy dummy, two dummy dummy, cut dummy dummy.

  26. Morgan Says:

    OCTOBER 13, 2012

    Talib says he took Adderall; Here’s why the drug is banned

    Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib says in a statement that his four-game suspension, announced earlier today, comes as a result of his use of Adderall without a prescription.

    We cannot independently confirm this because the NFL does not comment on the specifics of violations involving performance-enhancing substances.
    But let’s assume Adderall is the culprit here.

    This got us wondering why, exactly, this drug often used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder, is prohibited by the NFL.

    We found some answers in a recent story published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper, which was reporting on Browns cornerback Joe Haden’s suspension, also for reportedly using Adderall.

    Consider this take from a physician quoted in the story.

    “In a sports setting, it parlays into an increased ability to work out harder; or if they’re going through testing to perform testing better; if they’re studying a playbook to memorize the playbook,” said Rick Figler, a Cleveland Clinic sports medicine physician. “It’s absolutely a performance-enhancing agent.”

    Figler said the drug is addictive because it’s so effective.

    “So if an athlete were to use it and said, ‘My workout went really, really well,’ he’d probably want to use it again,” Figler said. “It’s similar to if you miss your morning cup of coffee you may not feel on your game.”

    Posted by Stephen Holder at 4:33:26 pm on October 13, 2012

  27. MTM Says:

    @ Morgan

    You left off appetite suppressent.