Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFL will not fine Bucs CB Talib for exchange with official
TAMPA - The NFL will not fine Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib or official Boris Cheek for their expletive-laced exchange following Sunday's 17-10 loss at Baltimore. The matter is considered closed after the Bucs spoke to Talib and the league office spoke to Cheek. "Both individuals have been reminded that any post-game conversations between players and game officials should be more positive in nature," said NFC Information Manager Randall Liu in an e-mail to the Tampa Tribune Tuesday. As he walked toward the Tampa Bay locker room, Talib loudly complained to several officials about a critical pass interference call made by Cheek against Bucs rookie cornerback Myron Lewis late in the first half. Several reporters witnessed the altercation, which included expletives from both Talib and Cheek, who served as a field judge on referee Carl Cheffers' crew Sunday.Talib was restrained by several teammates from going after Cheek, who was steered toward his own locker room by fellow officials.