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Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

Posted on: April 22, 2011 4:32 pm
C. Hovan apparently is not a fan of A. Talib (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You and I might think it’s utterly ridiculous if the Buccaneers let the off-the-field-challenged Aqib Talib return for yet another chance at playing in the NFL – of course, we’d also say that was simply the reality for one of the most talented cornerbacks in the NFC – but it sounds like former Tampa Bay and current Rams DT Chris Hovan is outraged by the matter.

On Thursday afternoon, he did a radio spot with WQYK (via ), and he let loose.

A sampling of the transcript:

Chris Hovan: How many strikes does Aqib get? I mean, really? He beats up a taxi driver. He beats — I saw what he did to Torrie Cox by hitting him in the head with a helmet. I have never seen that before in my 15-20 years of playing football.

J.P. Peterson: He didn’t do it on purpose…

Hovan: Yes he did.

J.P.: You think he did?

Hovan: Yes he did. He took his helmet off and he whacked him over the bridge of the nose. He knew what he was doing. He has been given too much leeway from Raheem Morris because, I guess, Coach Morris has favoritism towards him because he played defensive back. Again, they are giving this young man way too much leeway. Any other individual would have been cut way before this. But Aqib has so much talent — his talent goes through the ceiling. But you can’t keep having these offseason issues and you can’t keep covering for this kid. They are saying it’s OK for what he is doing and he just pistol whipped somebody in Texas. I mean, how many times does ownership and management let this kid get off?

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Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2011 9:55 am

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

Ummmmm Cuda that made no sense at all.

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: April 23, 2011 9:28 am
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Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: April 23, 2011 9:22 am

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

Its more than just Talib.  Its trading for angry black man Kellen Winslow.  Its running off the all-white qb crew for an all black one.  Its getting rid of (white) players like Hovan and Ruud for more angry black men.  Its the assistant coaches getting arrested.  Its drafting Mike Williams and signing LeGarrett Blount.  This is starting to look more like the University of Miami than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and its really hard to root for these guys who are as likely to be in prison as on the sideline on any given Sunday.  Tony Dungy where are you? 

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2011 12:34 am

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

I think most of us would do something similar if our sister or momma was being threatened.

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 10:27 pm

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

i smell the race card coming soon---only a matter of time before michael freeman spews the racist rant about a guy saying what most if not all his team and fans are thinking--guy is a loser--problems or not-needs to go.  too manyh good players in the league to have a clown like this taking a job away from somebody else.  Look like coach reheem has really got things under control in the bay area

Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: April 22, 2011 9:36 pm

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

I don't condone what Talib did but comparing to hitting an innocent fan is comical.  The guy he allegedly hit was a criminal and Talib was protecting his sister.  Interesting commments from Ron JAWS on ESPN saying to stick with him cause he needs help.

Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 7:44 pm

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

Nice to see a player say what everybody else is thinking instead of saying all the standard crap. Talib is going to end up a tragic statistic the way he's going and thanks to everybody in the Bucs organization (and those around him) doing all they can to turn the other cheek he's going to be on the wrong end of a gun. It might be time for someone to tell this guy to start acting like an adult or hit the road Pac-man Jones style.

Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: April 22, 2011 7:13 pm

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

@ozark... you go that half right. 

People with money don't go to jail - that is correct.  But the other side is that talented people that can make people who already have money, more money, don't go to jail.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 6:50 pm

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

People with money and/or talent don't go to jail.  That's how America works.

Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: April 22, 2011 5:59 pm

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

And to all the people that say that you'd be fired from your job if you did that keep this in mind: are you one of the 20 best people working your position in the world? 

...Wow that sends the wrong message, man. 'If you have mega-talent, you can do whatever you want..beat people up..injure your teammates...pistol whip people..basically, BE A CRIMINAL"
Sorry dude, but thats a pretty pathetic comment. Let guys get away with criminal activities because they have talent??..'Talib just beat up 3 innocent people....but its all good he's a great corner"...Wow what a great message. Im sure he will shape up and fix his personal problems, huh??..Really doing him a favor...Maybe people should teach their children that, if they have a talent for something, they can do whatever they want....Wow. If Tiger Woods smacked a fan with his club, everybody should just let it go with no consequences because he's one of the top '20 best people working his position in the world'...Right??..Wow

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