The NFL is reportedly looking into whether Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib violated league rules by attending the team’s 17-14 Week 1 win over the Cleveland Browns. Now, it’s clearly a violation of league policy to participate in team activities while suspended, or to be on the sidelines or locker room while serving a suspension. The rule is in place in order to minimize the possibility of the suspended player interacting with coaches, teammates.
Talib watched the game from a private suite. League rules prohibit suspended players from attending their team’s games, even if they sit in the stands and avoid contact with teammates and coaches.
The league announced that they’ve yet to make a determination as to whether Talib would face additional punishment as of Thursday afternoon.