Tampa Bay Bucs CB Aquib Talib Suspend Four Games

By Marc Jenkins
Bucs CB Aqib Talib Suspended Four Games
Jim Brown-US Presswire

Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting cornerback Aqib Talib has been suspended four games by the National Football League for his use of Adderall.

Adderall is a brand name psycho-stimulant drug which belongs to the phenethylamine and amphetamine chemical classes and is used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy with a prescription. Talib will not appeal the suspension and takes full responsible for his actions which his led to the four-game ban. According to Talib, he took an Adderall pill without a prescription around the beginning of training which resulted in him testing positive for the drug resulting in the league’s suspension.

Talib’s suspension will begin immediately as he will miss the Bucs’ game on Sunday versus the Kansas City Chiefs as well as games against the New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings and Oakland Raiders. Talib will be eligible to return to the team on November 5 and the first game which he would able to compete in would be during week 10 at home versus the San Diego Chargers on November 11.  This season the fifth year defensive back out of Kansas has recorded 21 tackles, one interception and seven pass deflections through Tampa Bay’s first four games. Throughout his career Talib has 182 tackles, 18 interceptions, three defensive touchdowns, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and deflected 53 passes. In 2010 the NFL Alumni named Talib their Defensive Back of the Year.

In Talib’s absence the Bucs will probably look to E.J. Biggers to fill in at his left cornerback slot as Biggers is listed behind Talib on Tampa Bay’s depth chart. Biggers has recorded 110 tackles and two interceptions throughout his four-year NFL career.

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