Michael Crabtree, Aqib Talib unlikely to be suspended for fight?

Beth Cruz
November 28, 2017

Then it appeared as if Talib "snatched" Crabtree's chain off his neck-as he did in the season finale of 2016 between the two teams-before Crabtree pushed him to the sideline.

A fight during the Raiders-Broncos game led a wild brawl with multiple ejections on Sunday in Oakland.

Talib has since come forth to explain his side of the story, saying all he did is come out "to play football on Sunday".

"I guess his initiative was to come out there and fight today", said Denver cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who said Crabtree "sucker punched" him on the previous play. Just a thought: But maybe Crabtree shouldn't wear his chain when facing Talib and the Broncos.

But they weren't done after the play was over. The first half, that was him.

"I'm going to go ahead and talk right away about the ugly incident early on in the game", Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said, per NFL.com.

The Broncos lost the game, however. "I just hope the league sees that".


"If you see the play, I didn't defend Chris", Talib said.

"I hope the league sees how it started", Talib said when asked if he fears a suspension.

Joseph said he wouldn't consider any additional discipline for Talib and would wait to see whether the National Football League would hand something down.

Talib was fined and suspended for an incident in 2015, in which he poked former Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in the eye late in a game in Indianapolis.

"I'll say this, I'm not sure how it all started", Joseph said. It eventually turned into a full-on brawl with punches being thrown and others getting involved.

"I told our guys I don't want it, but once it happens, how does a guy not defend himself? I don't want it to happen, but if it does happen, you can't blame a man for defending himself", Joseph continued.

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