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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Talib watched Bucs game from his own suite

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September

Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib watched the Bucs 17-14 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday from his own suite at Raymond James Stadium.

Suspended players are not allowed to attend games, even as a spectator, according to Greg Aiello, the NFL's director of communications.

So Talib violated the terms of his one-game suspension, then lied about where he viewed the game, saying he watched it on television from his home in Dallas.

Talib's suite is located in the corner of one of the end zones. He watched the game with friends and family members, according to several fans who received autographs from him during the game.

The NFL is reviewing the matter, but Talib and/or the Bucs will likely face fines or worse. The team fears a possible loss of draft picks, but that would seem to be the extreme sanction.

Many NFL players purchase suites or club seats at RJS for friends and family members.  

[Last modified: Friday, September 17, 2010 9:22am]

    

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