File this one under: A player doing something dumb, even when he’s trying to do the right thing.
Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times notes that Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib violated the terms of his one-game suspension by attending last week’s game. (He watched it in a suite at Raymond James Stadium.)
“Suspended players cannot attend games, even as a spectator,” NFL director of communications Greg Aiello confirmed to Stroud.
The Bucs could face sanctions because of the infraction. Talib could possibly face future fines. It’s a major brain fart by Talib, and even more so by the people around him. Someone should have known the rules and told him.
The team’s best cornerback — sorry Ronde — should be back on the field this Sunday as the Bucs try to go 2-0 in Carolina.