Aqib Talib Snatched Michael Crabtree's Chain Off Again
Nov 27 2017
The brawl started after Crabtree aggressively blocked Talib on a running play, pushing the defender long after the two had run out of bounds and the play was dead.
While the other players were brawling, Crabtree and Talib exchanged some punches. Several other players joined in as Talib eventually had Crabtree's helmet as Talib was pulled out of crowd and he tossed it toward the stands. Gabe Jackson, a Pro Bowl offensive lineman for the Raiders, was also ejected for contact with an official.
Bad blood between Crabtree and Talib stemmed from last year's regular season finale, when Talib grabbed and broke Crabtree's chain necklace during the Broncos' 24-6 win over Oakland.
Crabtree and Talib were assessed unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and ejected. It's the same thing that happened last season when the two teams faced off in January. Crabtree said. "I could have cut (block) him". I think he plays with too much help. "But if you doing all that, snatching chains after the whistle in front of the ref".
The emotions spilled over once again between the Broncos and Raiders early in the first quarter Sunday, This time it ended in three ejections.