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Report: Talib can expect a four-game suspension

Posted on: August 26, 2011 6:34 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

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.

Talib's Timeline
That’s the word from Yahoo Sports’ Jason Cole, who also details Tampa's decision on whether to keep Talib after his arrest this offseason for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (he allegedly pistol-whipped his sister’s boyfriend and then fired gunshots at him; his trial is set for next year).

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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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:37 am
 

Report: Talib can expect a four-game suspension



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Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 1:55 am
 

Report: Talib can expect a four-game suspension

He was defending his sister from that demon.
Bahahaahhaahhahah! 

That's funny stuff.  You don't often hear trying to shoot someone in the back referred to as "defending" anyone.  The guy was running away when Talib took the gun from his mother and started trying to kill the guy.  Of course, that was followed by the class act of trying to say his mother fired the shots. 

Yeah, there's a demon there all right.  He plays cornerback for the Bucs.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 1:51 am
 

Report: Talib can expect 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.
This seems to be pretty silly considering the "very real possibility" they'll lose him for 5-10 for attempted murder. 



Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:44 am
 

Report: Talib can expect a four-game suspension

They are different crimes yes, but to a woman rape/or attempted rape can feel like attempted murder or murder. A man will never know what that feels like. JMO
That's a pretty limited viewpoint.  Men are raped by men and women.  I agree though, I would rather be shot at then a penis forced into my body.



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:39 pm
 

Report: Talib can expect a four-game suspension

4 games for shooting at someone? It's a good thing he didn't get caught smoking a little weed he may have gotten a year! How do they figure out the punishment? Have someone pick a number between 1 and 10. A little messed up.



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:34 pm
 

Report: Talib can expect a four-game suspension

I dont think its the crimes that are drawing the same punishment. I think its the fact that they are both crimes where no one knows what really happened, its only he said she said. Remember Big Ben got 6 games and let off the hook for 2 games. They are different crimes yes, but to a woman rape/or attempted rape can feel like attempted murder or murder. A man will never know what that feels like. JMO



Since: Jun 7, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:21 pm
 

Report: Talib can expect a four-game suspension

I can see why the players are getting upset with the discipline coming out of the commissioner's office.  Roethlisberger is "accused" of a crime that was never prosecuted, and he gets 4 games.  Talib fires a gun at someone, is being prosecuted, and gets...4 games.  I am a Bears fan, so bias is not my reasoning.  Both got 4 games, but the accused crimes are nowhere near the same. 



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 10:23 pm
 

Report: Talib can expect a four-game suspension

we are all creatures of habit. talib is just a ticking timebomb waiting for the next trigger mechanism to occur. he's not the first and he won't be the
last, but the bucs have to know that they haven't faced the final talib crisis. it's a shame to see a talented athlete succumb to his "personality trait"
shortcoming.    
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