No Suspension For Aqib Talib

By Joshua Casey

On Saturday the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got some positive news from the NFL, cornerback Aqib Talib will not be suspended for any games this upcoming season. Even though Talib did have a brief run in with the law this past off season commissioner Roger Goodell decided it did not warrant a suspension. Talib got off easy considering the fact that Goodell did so much to gain power to discipline players who had acted up during the NFL lockout. When Goodell was awarded this power there was much outrage by players who pointed out that if they were not employed by the NFL during that period, they were not subject to it’s rules.

Talib was not available on Saturday to speak on the situation as he was getting ready for the Bucs pre season game against the Miami Dolphins. Talib was not suspended by the NFL but that does not mean he is going to get off easy. Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said on Saturday that he was not relieved with the news and that he does not want to have to deal with these types of things.

Dominik also added that Talib and the rest of the Bucs organization know that they are not that type of football team and do not want to build that type of franchise. Dominik continued saying that he wants the Buccaneers want to be an organization that the community can be proud of and that he does not want his team or players involved in these types of situations. Now although it may sound like Dominik is going to suspend Talib he did say that at this time he is not looking to discipline him at the time and he will continue to monitor the situation.


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