Approximately 250 players attended the 12th annual NFL rookie symposium in Carlsbad, Calif. last weekend. The event is aimed at steering NFL's rookies down the right path in life and their professional football careers.

Two of Tampa Bay's rookies evidently didn't get the message.

Bucs first-round draft pick, cornerback Aqib Talib, and seventh-round draft selection, running back Cory Boyd, were involved in an altercation at the NFL rookie symposium, according to's report states that the Talib and Boyd began fighting while attending a budget and finances meeting over the weekend. Talib allegedly had been jawing with Boyd before punches were thrown.

Talib's stock in the 2008 NFL Draft dropped a bit due to the fact that he admitted testing positive for marijuana three different times while playing collegiately at Kansas. The Bucs selected him with the 20th overall pick in the draft.

Boyd was suspended by South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier in 2005 for violating athletic department policy.

Unlike Talib, Boyd has already signed his rookie contract with the Buccaneers. It is unknown whether the NFL and/or the Buccaneers plan to discipline the players for the altercation.

Pewter Report's attempt to reach the Buccaneers and the agents for Talib and Boyd for comment were unsuccessful.


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