After meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this week -- the same day as Titans receiver Kenny Britt -- Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib can expect a suspension of four games to open the season.
Originally, it seemed clear the Buccaneers were going to rid themselves of Talib after the lockout was over, but Cole writes that coach Raheem Morris “begged ownership to give the player another chance.”
There’s little question Talib is a talent, maybe one of the better cornerbacks in the NFC. But he’s also gotten into fights with teammates and repeatedly found himself targeted by the commissioner’s office. The Buccaneers could live with a four-game suspension, but at some point, it’s a very real possibility they’ll lose him for an entire year if he continues his transgressions.
Obviously, it won’t matter how much talent Talib has if Goodell won’t allow him to play.
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