View Full Version : Yahoo News : Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib suspended four game

10-14-2012, 10:17 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib has avoided league discipline for a possible violation of the personal conduct policy following criminal charges he had faced in his home state of Texas. The National Football League caught up to Talib on Saturday, though, announcing that the fifth-year cornerback had been suspended for four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. "We are disappointed to learn that Aqib Talib will be suspended for four games, which will begin with our game tomorrow against Kansas City," Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said in a statement released by the team. "I have spoken with Aqib, and he knows that he made a poor decision that let our team down. Certainly, other players will have the opportunity to step up while he serves this suspension." Talib has decided not to file an appeal and will begin his suspension on Sunday. Talib will be eligible to return on Nov. 5, keeping him out of games against the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings and Oakland Raiders. Talib's suspension is without pay, which means he will forfeit $435,882, which is 4/17ths of his $1,852,500 base salary for the 2012 season. Talib is also ineligible for postseason awards, including participation in the Pro Bowl.

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