NFL suspends CB Aqib Talib for poking player in the eye

Broncos' Aqib Talib Explains Eye Poke on Colts' Dwayne Allen


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos star cornerback Aqib Talib was suspended one game without pay for poking Indianapolis tight end Dwayne Allen in his right eye in the waning minutes of Denver's 27-24 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Talib said afterward he didn't intend to poke Allen, but was only trying to shove him away from Von Miller.

Talib can appeal within three days.

The Pro Bowl cornerback has a troubled past, including a four-game suspension in 2012 for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

He also sat out the opener in 2010 for violating the league's personal conduct policy. That stemmed from an altercation with a cab driver.

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