Reporting Justin Pawlowski
The Commish unloaded on Aqib Talib during “The Commish’s Kickoff Party” yesterday before the Bucs took on the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium.
Aqib Talib was suspended by the NFL for abusing the league’s substance abuse policy for performance enhancing drugs. Talib said he “made a mistake” by taking one addreall pill without a perscription during training camp.
“Around the beginning of training camp, I made a mistake by taking an Adderall pill without a prescription,” Talib said in a statement released by the team. “This is especially regrettable because, for the past several months, with Coach Schiano’s help, I’ve worked very hard to improve myself — professionally and personally — as a player and a man.”
“I am truly sorry to my teammates, coaches and Buccaneers fans, and I’m disappointed in myself. I will work diligently every day of this suspension to stay in top football shape and be ready to help this team in the second half of the season. I have chosen to be immediately accountable for the situation I put myself in, which is why I will not exercise my appeal rights and will begin serving the suspension immediately.”
With Greg Schiano preaching about how he wants to build his team with “Buccaneer Men” and revolve the organization around 3 words…Trust, Belief, and Accountability…The Commish wonders if Aqib Talib falls under those terms anymore.
Listen to the segment here: