Report: NFL considers suspending Aqib Talib for brutal facemask penalty in Super Bowl 50

Aqib Talib could be suspended for this play in Super Bowl 50.

It doesn’t seem like much can slow down Aqib Talib these days. 

The Denver Broncos cornerback is days removed from winning Super Bowl 50 and it appears he’s enjoying every moment of it. He could be in for a sobering realization soon, however. 


The NFL will consider levying a suspension on Talib for his intentional face-mask penalty in the Panthers’ first series during Super Bowl 50, according to Pro Football Talk

As wide receiver Corey "Philly" Brown was nearing the end zone, Talib grabbed the Panthers WR’s face mask and violently threw him to the ground. Talib admitted after the game that he did it on purpose and expected to be hit in the wallet. 

"It was B.S. flags," Talib said regarding a pair of personal fouls called on him in the first half, via "One was on our sidelines [for taunting] — the guy [Brown] was talking on our sideline. One I just did on purpose, and I just had to show him. It’s probably going to be a fine. But, hey, we’re world champs."

The league will likely take a strong stance against this because they want to discourage players from making these types of plays that endanger player safety.