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Talib filed, then withdrew, appeal to suspension

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As the Bucs deal with the sudden disappearance of cornerback Aqib Talib from a roster that is trying to dig out of an early-season 1-3 hole, we’ve got a couple of additional nuggets regarding the manner in which the four-game suspension for Adderall came to be.

First, we’re told that Talib initially appealed his four-game suspension — but that he then withdrew the appeal.  It’s possible that he decided to simply take his medicine (for taking something other than his medicine) now, given that he acknowledges taking the substance without a prescription.  (Even with a prescription he likely would have been suspended; the league requires both a prescription and a waiver.)

Second, despite the widely-held belief that suspensions are finalized if at all by Tuesday of a given week, the Talib case proves that a guy can be yanked even after putting in a full week of practice.  Even though he essentially “worked” all week, Talib will not be paid for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.

The good news for Talib (relatively speaking) is that, in real time, his suspension will last only 22 days, since he’ll be reinstated the day after missing his fourth game.

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7 Responses to “Talib filed, then withdrew, appeal to suspension”
  1. tpa43 says: Oct 14, 2012 10:06 AM

    Shouldn’t it be a one year suspension for third time offenders?

  2. bleed4philly says: Oct 14, 2012 10:11 AM

    Wow, he worked all week and won’t get paid??? That’s a first!!!

  3. jbxz says: Oct 14, 2012 10:13 AM

    Get a grip Talib, how many chances do we have to give you as Bucs fans…

  4. baloneyjohn says: Oct 14, 2012 10:32 AM

    He should NOT be paid even if he worked out.
    This guy is lucky, if the Bucs don’t cut him.
    You should not be rewarded for stupidity. The NFL hasn’t figured that out yet.
    After all, they still have Goodell.

  5. ernie ernie says: Oct 14, 2012 10:52 AM

    The NFLPA more than likely told him the league had the goods on him so there was no point, since you confessed, to appeal and prolong the suspension.
    They should have told the Saints players the same thing but the saints players were smart enough to not admit anything.

  6. taintedlombardis says: Oct 14, 2012 11:36 AM

    If he played for the Giants, like Andre Brown does, this would go away, like it did for Andre Brown. The NFL said no details to be released as to why his suspension was overturned….hmmmmmm…

  7. backindasaddle says: Oct 14, 2012 3:38 PM

    Talib has always been a turd.

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