Buccaneer Bad Boy Aqib Talib's Suspension: Something Doesn't Smell Right

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IOctober 14, 2012

Aqib Talib got himself a four-week vacation.
Aqib Talib got himself a four-week vacation.Elsa/Getty Images

There's something wrong here, something that jumped out immediately, and perhaps you noticed it too.

They're talking about what Talib was suspended for in this latest bonehead move by the bonehead of all Buccaneer boneheads.

When a player is suspended under the substance abuse policy, it's always hush-hush as to what that substance was.

Even in the case of pothead Tanard Jackson, it wasn't revealed.

Yet here on the NFL's website, we find Talib suspended for Adderall use.

Something isn't right here.

Now, with that in mind, we get back to the bonehead, Talib.

This clown has been given second, third, fourth and fifth chances. Coach Greg Schiano gave him a complete new slate, even mumbled something about Talib being a model player during camp.

The one thing we do know about Aqib Talib is that eventually, he will come back and bite you in the butt.

This one's a big bite. It comes at a time when the Buccaneer secondary is pretty thin.

Anthony Gaitor has gone to injured reserve. Eric Wright is more fragile than a piece of Tiffany crystal, and now we'll have E.J. Biggers in there for Talib.

If that doesn't leave the defense in a bind, nothing does.

We've now lost Da'Quan Bowers, Adrian Clayborn and Mr. Bonehead, Talib.

Actually, to call Talib a bonehead is giving him the benefit of the doubt. He's a complete knucklehead, on a good day.

He's Bruce Allen's mistake, then he was enabled by Raheem Morris, who helped mold Talib into the goofball that he is.

This is a guy who started a fight at the NFL rookie symposium, swung a helmet at his teammate at practice, whiffed and nailed an innocent bystanding teammate. He's cussed out officials, he cussed out Morris in a London hotel lobby, and of course we all know that he's punched a cab driver.

We won't mention the Dallas alleged shooting incident because Mr. Knucklehead was lucky enough that those charges happened to get dropped.

Now he's gone for four games.

What this does is guarantee that he will not be here next year.

You wonder if perhaps some team that likes boneheads, say the Oakland Raiders, might throw the Bucs a seven-rounder for Talib.

That's what it's come down to.

It is no matter an issue of him being gone; it's an issue of will it be sooner or later.

Talib has let his teammates down time and again, yet they have stood behind him. 

If they stand behind him this time, well, then maybe Schiano doesn't have as many "Buccaneer Men" as he believes.

Talib's been an underachiever on the field and a pain in the butt off the field.

Someone didn't listen to the writer who covered him at Kansas who warned all of Tampa Bay that trouble follows Talib wherever he goes.

It's now time to let that trouble follow him out of town.


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