Aqib Talib blames Michael Crabtree for Broncos-Raiders sideline brawl

Brawl Breaks Out at Raiders-Broncos Game After Michael Crabtree & Aqib Talib Fight

Once again in a repeat of history from past year, Talib snatched Crabtree's gold chain and yanked it from his neck.

The fight in the first quarter of the game was something from a back alley, where Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree threw literal punches at one another, with Crabtree hitting Talib's helmet and Talib glancing a blow off Crabtree's forehead.

"I came out there to play football on Sunday", Talib told reporters Monday.

Then, it came to light that Crabtree actually punched Chris Harris Jr. -the corner opposite of Talib-in the gut the play before, seemingly sparking Talib to retaliate on the very next play, sparking the brawl.




He said Crabtree "wanted to wrestle all day".

NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver gave a stern warning to Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib. "We can't fall into the trap of getting into a fight that ends up losing one our best players; we can't do it". The first half of it was him being extra.

"I don't like it and it's unacceptable", he said. The punch caused Harris to miss the play that then spurned the fight. "We can't lose our best players because of personal battles". "I hope the league sees that, basically, how it started and sees I didn't come out there to fight and wrestle with him".

"I hope the league sees how it started", Talib said when asked if he fears a suspension. "If the league steps in and they hand something down, that's their decision". "When those things start, it's a fine line between once it starts and not defending yourself... I wouldn't even want to but because I knew my daughter would see the footage, I would have to do it". "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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