Aqib Talib attended opener while banned

Updated: September 16, 2010, 6:51 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- The NFL is looking into whether Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib violated a one-game suspension by attending the Buccaneers' season opener against Cleveland as a spectator.

Talib sat out last Sunday's 17-14 victory while suspended for violating the league's personal conduct policy. The third-year pro also was fined one additional game check stemming from an altercation with a cab driver in August 2009.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press that the league has "made no determination at this point" whether Talib might face additional discipline.

Talib watched the game from a private suite. League rules prohibit suspended players from attending their team's games, even if they sit in the stands and avoid contact with teammates and coaches.

The Buccaneers had no comment.


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