Tampa Bay CB Aqib Talib Avoids Further Punishment

Tampa Tribune - [Full Article]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib will not be disciplined by the NFL for allegedly attending the Bucs' season opener against Cleveland this season.

Talib was serving a one-game suspension during Tampa Bay's home opener for after being arrested in August 2009 for punching a cab driver. He met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during the offseason and learned of his suspension Aug. 31.

Talib was suspended for one game and docked two game checks for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Terms of the suspension prohibited him from participating in team activities or attending Sunday's game against the Browns.

However, Talib the NFL investigated the alleged infraction and concluded no further discipline was necessary.

"The matter has been resolved. We have no further comment," league spokesman Randall Liu said.

Talib will start against Cincinnati on the road this Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: 

Talib is a top corner and one of the centerpieces of Tampa's rebuilding effort. It will be interesting to see if he's matched up more against Terrell Owens or Chad Ochocinco tomorrow in Cincinnati.

Filed Under: 2010, W5

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