Aqib Talib speaks out on Michael Crabtree fight

Aqib Talib speaks out on Michael Crabtree fight

Aqib Talib speaks out on Michael Crabtree fight

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Monday that any talk about possible suspensions for Talib and Crabtree is "premature".

"I'll say this. I'm not sure how it all started", Joseph said in talking about the brawl in the first quarter of Sunday's game that saw Talib, and the Raiders' receiver Crabtree both ejected after throwing punches. Raiders guard Gabe Jackson also was ejected after making contact with an official during the incident.

Talib had to go by the Oakland bench to get to the locker room.

"If you see the play, I didn't defend Chris", Talib said. "I want our guys to simply defuse and walk away, that's what I want".

"No, I didn't even defend Chris. That's what he wanted, he didn't want to play that game, he wanted to come out and wrestle all day". "It's unfortunate. I wish it didn't happen, but it happened".

Several Broncos players surrounded Crabtree as he wrestled with Talib before his Raiders teammates could come to his assistance. The first half, that was him being extra. Talib was suspended for one game in the 2015 season for poking then-Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in the eye. Punches are being thrown, helmets are off.

The league said it is standard procedure to review everything from Sunday's slate of games, and certainly the altercation in Oakland will be included.

With the waters murky on who and how the fight started, Joseph said Talib will not face discipline from within the organization and said if the league takes their own disciplinary actions on the veteran cornerback, "That's their decision".

The Oakland Raiders WR clearly had the same principles on Sunday as he and Talib squared off on the field and threw punches at each other before teammates came in and broke it up. I wasn't even defending Chris this time. If you have no chance, you defend yourself as a man.

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