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.