During the NFL Lockout, those representing the teams and ownership are not allowed to comment on any specifics about a particular player or players. But that hasn't prevented the Buccaneers from issuing a statement about the recent legal troubles that cornerback Aqib Talib has gotten himself into, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.
"We are deeply troubled by the serious charges filed against Aqib Talib,’’ general manager Mark Dominik said. “Due to current labor circumstances, we will withhold any further comment or action."
It isn't the most involved comment in the history of professional athletics, but it is more than he is allowed to say by the League. We'll have to wait and see if he is punished for this comment in any way.
But it does show you just how serious the Talib situation is that the general manager of the team is willing to violate NFL rules just to comment on it.