Yesterday, news broke about cornerback Aqib Talib attending the Bucs’ home opener against the Cleveland Browns, even though he was suspended by the NFL for violating their league personal conduct policy. According to the rules, players are not allowed to attend games if they are suspended.
Today, head coach Raheem Morris did not seem interested in talking about the situation when asked.
"I know that stuff is being handled and I know he's covering Steve Smith this week,'' Morris said. "He's fired up about that. We're going to go out there and let him travel with Steve and he'll have an opportunity to play some thirds and play some man and really stand up. You know, you have to do some things on Steve when you've got those kinds of corners and he's that kind of guy, so he'll go out there and follow him around for us.''
When asked if he was aware his third-year corner was watching the game in a suite at Raymond James Stadium, Morris denied knowing.
"Did I know Aqib was at the game? No. No, I didn't,'' Morris said. "But it is what it is. It's being handled by the league. It's being handled by us and that's all I know.
“Really, it’s an understanding that I don’t have an understanding. I just know that he is going to cover Steve Smith this week to be honest with you.”
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