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NFL is investigating Talib post-game incident



The NFL is "looking into" a verbal altercation between Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib and a member of the officiating crew that occurred following the Bucs 17-10 loss at Baltimore, according to Greg Aiello, the league's Senior Vice President of Public Relations.

Talib expressed  his displeasure with a pass interference penalty called on rookie Myron Lewis at the end of the second quarter by field judge Boris Cheek. The 24-yard penalty set up a 10-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Derrick Mason on the next play that gave Baltimore a 17-3 halftime lead.

Talib used an expletive to describe the call, to which the unidentified member of referee Carl Cheffers' crew responded by saying, "You play like a (expletive)."

Talib, who was restrained by teammates, responded by telling the official, "I'll (hit) you in your (expletive) mouth."

The NFL suspended Talib for the first game of the season for violating the league's code of player conduct, stemming from an incident in 2009 in which he punched a cab driver. 

[Last modified: Monday, November 29, 2010 7:18pm]


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