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Dominik says Aqib Talib will not be suspended

Posted on: August 27, 2011 7:26 pm
Edited on: August 27, 2011 7:28 pm
 


Posted by Josh Katzowitz

If there are two things we thought we knew heading into the regular season it was that Cam Newton is going to start Carolina’s season opener and that Titans receiver Kenny Britt and Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib would be suspended to start the year.

So much for the latter point.

Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik tonight told Buccaneers Radio Network (via the team’s official Twitter feed), that Talib would not be suspended for his alleged off-field incident.

Which, obviously, is great news for Talib, who will face a trial next March for an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, and the Buccaneers -- who get to play immediately with one of the top corners in the NFL.

This news is surprising for two reasons: 1) we told you Friday about the report that said team employees expected a four-game suspension for Talib, especially since he’s repeatedly gotten himself in trouble throughout his career; 2) it was thought all along that commissioner Roger Goodell would dole out punishment for NFL players’  transgressions that occurred during the lockout.

Talib, along with Britt, met with Goodell in New York last week, and apparently, that meeting went well. Now, we wait for the decision on Britt. It’ll be extra interesting to see how Goodell deals with Britt because, while he’s had about three times as many arrests this offseason as Talib, his alleged incidents combined don’t equal the seriousness of what Talib is facing.

And what to make of Goodell’s no-suspension call? Could he actually be listening to reason and common sense and NOT punishing players who got in trouble during a time when the owners made sure those players were unemployed this offseason?

It’s still unclear, of course, but the Talib decision sets a very interesting precedent.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:31 pm
 

Dominik says Aqib Talib will not be suspended



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Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2011 10:21 am
 

Dominik says Aqib Talib will not be suspended

Let me see if I get this right. Last year Goodell susp Ben for 6 games for a crime that the state of Georgia did not have enought evidence to charge him with. So he was not charge at all. And both of these guys get off with nothing at all.  Aggrevated assualt with a deadly weapon is a serious crime that sometimes lead to prison time. He gets no susp at all. Britt who I really like (since he is from RU) has been a problem since he arrived in the league. He has had 7 diff run ins with the law. How can Roger Goodell justify not susp either player. He will say because of the lockout was in effect when it happened. I think James Harrison was right when he talks about this guy. You cant have rules for players from some teams and not the others.



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 7:41 pm
 

Dominik says Aqib Talib will not be suspended

The hypocrisy of Goodell's reign continues. What a joke.




Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Dominik says Aqib Talib will not be suspended

Wow, no suspension for Aquib Talib?  Is it safe to assume the same for Kenny Britt?  This is a shocker and good news for fantasy fooball.  Britt is a unique talent, but still a criminal.  Same goes for Talib.  As a fantasy football fan I'm happy to hear there will be no suspension.  However, I am not a supporter of guys who always seem to find themselves in trouble.  


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