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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bucs’ Talib suspended

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— Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib will miss the Buccaneers’ regular season opener after being suspended one game without pay for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

The third-year pro and former Jayhawk also was fined one additional game check stemming from Talib punching a cab driver in August 2009. The suspension was announced Tuesday, two days before the club’s preseason finale at Houston.

Talib will sit out the Sept. 12 opener against Cleveland and will be eligible to return to the active roster the following day.

The 24-year-old initially was charged with resisting arrest without violence and simple battery. He later reached a pre-trial intervention agreement on the simple battery charge.

“Since last fall, Aqib has done all that’s been asked of him and more, on and especially off the field,” Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said in a statement. “We look forward to his return to the field in Week 2.”

Arguably the team’s best defensive player, Talib was a first-round draft pick in 2008 and led the Bucs with five interceptions last season.

Comments

KU_FanSince75 8 years, 2 months ago

Wow! I guess I can't bag Mizzou anymore about their players!

Aaron Carpenter 8 years, 2 months ago

Well that's not exactly true. Unlike that Mizzoushbag Washington, Talib did not beat up a ho. There is quite a difference.

cre017 8 years, 2 months ago

Not true...it happens to MU players while they are still playing for MU.

KUbsee69 8 years, 2 months ago

Maybe the cab driver was an MU grad ... maybe even with an advanced degree.

oldrocker 8 years, 2 months ago

I concur...that's funny...and makes perfect sense!

Sam Constance 8 years, 2 months ago

I think cab driving is considered an advanced degree at Missourah.

KGphoto 8 years, 2 months ago

I remember Talib was so crunked he couldn't get out of the cab "gracefully" so they originally charged him with resisting arrest as well.

Our boy Aqib has a little Rick James in him.

KGphoto 8 years, 2 months ago

Oop. I guess they mentioned a little of that. But not the crunked part.

oldrocker 8 years, 2 months ago

First BRush and now Talib...what the crap! This is not the kind of publicity we need.

Nutflush21 8 years, 2 months ago

Why are half of you acting like this occurred yesterday?

Steve Gantz 8 years, 2 months ago

Happens to current and former players of every major BCS university. It doesn't reflect poorly on KU.

Otownhawker 8 years, 2 months ago

Very good point both of you (Nutflush21 and wissoxfan83) everybody makes it sound like our football and basketball programs are fighting with each other again.

jayhawkintx73 8 years, 2 months ago

The money is getting to their heads a little.

Randy Bombardier 8 years, 2 months ago

From dorms to instant fame and fortune has got to be a hard transition. Is it my imagination or does MLB have less of these sorts of probs? The threat of being sent down to the minors?

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