Aqib Talib’s One-Game Suspension Upheld

Aqib Talib lost his appeal and his one-game suspension will stand, as Mike Klis of 9NEWS tweets. That means that the cornerback will be out of action when the Broncos take on the Chiefs this coming Sunday.

Talib was punished for poking the eyes of Colts tight end Dwayne Allen during Sunday’s game and he tried to argue that the poke was unintentional. Talib had an expedited appeal rights to an arbitrator jointly hired by the NFL and NFLPA and a decision was expected to come down on Wednesday. Apparently, the arbitrator didn’t need that long to make his decision. Between Talib and DeMarcus Ware, Denver will be without two of its key defenders on Sunday.

Talib’s one-game suspension will cost him just under $353K. That figure takes into account 1/17th of Talib’s $5.5MM salary for 2015, along with 1/17th of his $500K per-game roster bonuses.

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5 comments on “Aqib Talib’s One-Game Suspension Upheld

  1. TJECK109

    This can’t be true…. A suspension was upheld in the NFL??? Guess it couldn’t be reduced to one quarter like in college.

  2. Possibly knowing about somebody possibly deflating footballs is worth 4 games. Yeah, it makes sense that assault is 1/4 the crime.

    • But you know, the NFL is saying an eye poke is 1/4 (Hardy) or 1/2 (Rice) as bad as beating your girlfriend or wife.

  3. Sam Robinson

    Rightfully upheld. Being that the opponent is the Chiefs, not exactly a receiver-laden team, and the Broncos have Bradley Roby to fill in, this shouldn’t hurt the team much. Seldom-used Kayvon Webster will receive a rare opportunity for regular work, though, in nickel sets where Roby’s usually used.

  4. James Williams

    As a Broncos fan, I’m actually ok with this suspension being upheld. Dwayne Allen channeled his inner Vlade Divac, but the Broncos have been sacrificing the smart play to unleash a little extra punishment this year. I’d like them to reel it in a little bit more, and seeing that there are consequences to their teammates, and their wallets, might be enough to get them back to playing tough, smart football again.

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