Broncos and Raiders brawl in Oakland

Posted November 28, 2017

The league said it is standard procedure to review everything from Sunday's slate of games, and certainly the altercation in Oakland will be included.

Talib has since come forth to explain his side of the story, saying all he did is come out "to play football on Sunday". I came out there to play football and he came out here on this extra stuff, so one thing lead to another. I don't want it to happen. Crabtree then pushed Talib into the ground on the sideline, setting off the melee. The fight broke out on the next play, likely in retaliation of the cheap shot Crabtree threw and landed on Harris.

"It's unacceptable. We can't do it". And on and on it went, 3 minutes into - and the most interesting part of - Oakland's 21-14 victory. "We can't lose our best players because of personal battles".

"It's okay to defend your teammate", Joseph said on Monday, seemingly after finding out Crabtree punched Harris the play before.

"If you see the play, I didn't defend Chris", Talib said. "He was on his-whatever he was on. I don't want it to happen, but if it does happen, you can't blame a man for defending himself", Joseph continued. "That wasn't even a problem".

On Sunday, Crabtree was blocking Talib when Talib ripped off Crabtree's chain. "I hope the league sees that, basically, how it started and sees I didn't come out there to fight and wrestle with him". "I just hope the league sees that".

Given that they were tossed during the first quarter, it seems at least somewhat unlikely that Talib and/or Crabtree will get banned for another game, but stranger things have happened.

Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib have history - The last time these two teams met, in week 17 of last season, Talib ripped off Crabtree's chain after the two exchanged words.