Video: Aqib Talib Pokes Eye of Dwayne Allen, A Suspension or Fine In Order?

November 8, 2015 7:49 pm Last Updated: November 8, 2015 8:14 pm

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was penalized for apparently poking Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in the eye. The Colts won 27-24, ending Denver’s undefeated record. The penalty against Talib was heavily shared in Vine videos online.

Talib drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct flag during the game on Sunday.

The penalty allowed the Colts to continue a late drive, helping them run out the clock in the fourth quarter to ultimately get the win.

In the incident, Allen got in a heated exchange with Broncos linebacker Von Miller during a running play when Talib came in put his hand in Allen’s facemask when he wasn’t looking. He apparently poked Allen’s eye, drawing the penalty.

A number of users on Twitter said Talib should have been ejected and should be fined for the eye poke. Some said he shouldn’t play another snap of football for the dirty play.

Talib wasn’t all to blame in Denver’s loss. In the first half, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning got off to a terrible start. The first six offensive possessions resulted in five punts and an interception. Right before the end of the first half, the Broncos were down 17-0 until an 83-yard punt return got them points on the board. Meanwhile, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck pulled off a gritty performance, throwing 252 yards and two touchdowns–even after Indianapolis’ offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton was fired a few days ago.