Denver Broncos star cornerback Aqib Talib is facing a one-game suspension for his eye-poke of Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in yesterday’s 27-24 loss, Denver’s first of the season.
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com reported the development.
The NFL has made Talib aware of his suspension, and he will appeal. Speaking to The Denver Post after the game, Talib explained his actions.
“From my angle, I see (Allen) head butt Von (Miller) a little bit,” Talib said after the game. “I went over to poke his head, and I think my hand slipped and hit his face. He acted like he got in an 18-passenger car wreck. I guess that’s what type of guy he is.”
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak stated that though Talib should not have gotten involved period, he did not believe the eye-poke was intentional. Either way, if his appeal is denied, the Broncos could be without their best cornerback against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Talib has 20 tackles and three interceptions on the year, two of which have been returned for touchdowns, so the secondary needs him badly.
Campus Sports will update Talib’s status for Sunday’s game as new information becomes public.
Kickoff at Mile High is slated for 4:25 p.m. on CBS.
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