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Talib apparently violated his suspension

Posted on: September 16, 2010 6:57 pm
Edited on: September 16, 2010 8:01 pm
Talib Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib, who was suspended from last week’s game for violating the league’s personal conduct penalty, apparently erred by sitting in a private suite at Raymond James Stadium and watching his teammates beat Cleveland.

As the St. Petersburg Times points out, Talib wasn’t allowed to view the game as a spectator at the stadium.

"Suspended players cannot attend games, even as a spectator,'' Greg Aiello, the NFL's director of communications, told the paper. "We are looking into it.''

Talib denied being in the stadium when questioned by the Times.

From the article:

When asked on Wednesday by the Times where he watched Sunday's game, Talib said he watched it on television at home. But the Bucs-Browns game was subject to the NFL's blackout rule within a 75-mile radius of the Tampa Bay region because it wasn't a sellout.

"I watched the game from the TV at the house, man,'' Talib said Wednesday.

When asked to clarify after practice Wednesday, Talib indicated he watched the game from his family's home near in (sic) Dallas.

Talib could face an additional fine from the league -- at the very least -- for violating the terms of his suspension by attending Sunday's game. The Bucs also could face sanctions. Team officials said they were unaware that Talib attended Sunday's game.

If Talib really had his thoughts together, he could have brought out the old "Oh-I-just-watched-it-on-my-com
ox-back-to-my-folks'-place-in-Dallas." Then, nobody would have been the wiser.

Except for the people who saw him in the suite.

UPDATE (7:56 p.m.): Although it's buried in a Tacoma News-Tribune story, Pro Football Talk sniffed out this factoid: Leroy Hill, who also was suspended from the Seahawks opener, attended Seattle's game in person.

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Talib apparently violated his suspension

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Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: September 16, 2010 7:09 pm

Talib apparently violated his suspension

Lots of team personal have special cards that can be input into a direct tv recevier to allow them to see the game even if it is blacked out. They are legitimately used to allow the game to be broadcast in luxury suites for example.

I know because I worked in the NFL.

So he isnt necessarily lying when he says he saw it at home

Call yourself a reporter - do some research

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