The Oakland Raiders’ Michael Crabtree and Denver Broncos’ Aqib Talib have gotten themselves suspended over a feud stemming from last season.
Last season, for reasons unknown, Talib went after Crabtree the second time Oakland met Denver, and in doing so, Talib snatched off Crabtree’s gold chain. Talib then later bragged about snatching Crabtree’s chain to which Crabtree responded that he doesn’t do things to hurt his team like fight.
Fast forward to Week 12 of the NFL where the Broncos visited the Raiders and there was a brawl that was ignited by the feud between Crabtree and Talib that Crabtree seemed to instigate this time around.
— TTC (@TrustTheCulture) November 26, 2017
Crabtree must haven’t been happy with how he got punked for his chain, and he decided to do something about it.
Although Crabtree gets some credit for going straight after Talib and defending his own honor, Talib still managed to yank off Crabtree’s chain a second time.
Crabtree even took measures to prevent this from happening but unfortunately they didn’t work.
Raiders’ WR Michael Crabtree taped his chain to himself before Sunday’s game, knowing he was facing the chain-snatching Broncos CB Aqib Talib. And Talib still got it.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 27, 2017
In the aftermath of the brawl sparked by Crabtree and Talib, the two players were suspended two games by the league for their parts. These will actually be significant losses to both teams as Crabtree is Oakland’s No.1 receiver and Talib is Denver’s No.1 corner.
Who knows when this feud will end but if chain snatching is the way people are keeping score, Talib 2, Crabtree 0.
But hey, at least Crabtree stood up for himself this time, and that has to count for something right.