Aqib Talib will not be on the field when the Broncos face the Chiefs in Week 10. One of the league's best cornerbacks was suspended one game for poking Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in the eye during Sunday's loss. Talib appealed the suspension, but Tuesday the appeal was denied.
This means that, in addition to being in civvies on the sideline, Talib will also forfeit a week's pay. In his case, that's $351,102.
After the Colts game, Talib tried to explain what happened.
"You guys ever played football? You ever lost, at the end of the game? If you can remember back at how that feels, that's how I felt," he said, via the Denver Post. "I was just mad, man. It was the heat of the moment. ... You think I play football to poke people in the eye? It was an honest mistake. ... From my angle, I see [Allen] headbutt Von [Miller] a little bit. I went over to poke his head, and I think my hand slipped and hit his face. He acted like he got in an 18-passenger car wreck. I guess that's what type of guy he is."
Allen is also the type of guy who will be playing the next time his team takes the field.
Meanwhile, Broncos second-year cornerback Bradley Roby will replace Talib in the starting lineup.