Broncos and Raiders brawl in Oakland

Rachel Hardy
November 28, 2017

On Monday, Talib was asked about the brouhaha, and he placed the blame directly on Crabtree's shoulders.

"I came out there to play football on Sunday".

But they weren't done after the play was over.

"I'll say this. I'm not sure how it all started", Joseph said in talking about the brawl in the first quarter of Sunday's game that saw Talib, and the Raiders' receiver Crabtree both ejected after throwing punches.

Both players were ejected, as was Raiders guard Gabe Jackson.

"I didn't defend Chris, [Crabtree] came and punched me, he was on his, whatever he was on", Talib said. "I told our guys I don't want it". So, the Broncos player ripped his gold chain off again - he did the same thing last season.

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Initially, it seemed as if the fight began when Crabtree blocked Talib too long on a play, pushing him far out of bounds.

"No, I didn't even defend Chris", Talib said.

Talib and Crabtree then ended up near the end zone, trading punches. Broncos cornerback Chris Harris alleges Crabtree sucker punched him the play before Talib and Crabtree got into their altercation. "It's unfortunate. I wish it didn't happen, but it happened". The first half, that was him.

"There was. I guess the second half of it definitely could have been defused", Talib said.

Talib was fined and suspended for an incident in 2015, in which he poked former Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in the eye late in a game in Indianapolis.

"I'm going to go ahead and talk right away about the ugly incident early on in the game", Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said, per NFL.com. Punches are being thrown, helmets are off. Talib and Crabtree both grew up in Dallas, and the two fought in their last meeting on January 1. "I just hope the league sees that". "If there's any chance you can get out of it, you should, for the betterment of the football team".

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