NFL reviewing Talib-official argument

Published Nov. 29, 2010 12:00 a.m. ET

The NFL is looking into a verbal confrontation between Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib and an official who worked the Buccaneers' game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Bucs coach Raheem Morris defended the player on Monday, saying Talib did not do anything wrong during a heated exchange outside the team's locker room following Sunday's 17-10 loss. Talib was upset about a teammate being penalized for pass interference in the closing minutes of the first half.

Talib reportedly made an expletive-laced comment to an unidentified official about the call made by field judge Boris Cheek. The Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times said the official responded by using an expletive of his own to describe how Talib played and that the player then threatened to punch him.