Talib's profanity-laced run-in with officials under review

A guy who has gotten into trouble in the past because of his temper is being investigated once again.

The St. Petersburg Times reports that the NFL is looking into a run-in Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib had with a game official after his team’s 17-10 loss at Baltimore on Sunday. How this plays out will be interesting because according to the report, he was engaged in a less than professional manner by one member of the officiating crew.

Talib had words for field judge Boris Cheek during the game when he was upset with a pass-interference call against teammate Myron Lewis. Per the report, Talib peppered the crew with expletives as he left the field through the tunnel, which was near the locker room for the officials. Then, according to the St. Pete Times, a member of the officiating crew told Talib, “You play like a (expletive).” Use your imagination to fill in the blank.

Talib then had to be held back by teammates and said, “I’ll (hit) you in your (expletive) mouth.”

Given Talib’s past – he struck a teammate with a helmet in practice and has slugged a taxi driver – the league is going to take a close look at him. The NFL can’t tolerate officials swearing at players, however. Stay tuned.

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