Things got a little bit heated between Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree during the New Year’s Day game between the two respective teams.
Aqib Talib said that he had been staring at Michael Crabtree’s chain all season and it had been bothering him so he decided to snatch it from him.
Talib literally grabbed Crabtree’s chain as you can see from above and straight up ripped it off of his neck. Crabtree didn’t retaliate in any way and instead tried to complain to the refs, who Crabtree said post-game treated him like “a criminal”, and acted as if he was the one to blame.
There clearly isn’t any rule in the NFL guidelines that penalizes a player for snatching an opponent’s chain (and manhood), so it’s not like the officiating crew could’ve stepped in and did anything regardless.
Crabtree also said that he made a “business decision” by choosing to avoid any further confrontation because he would’ve been kicked out from the game had he escalated the situation into a physical confrontation.
This is the second time that Crabtree has been disrespected by a prominent cornerback. The other time was when Richard Sherman said, “When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you gonna get,” immediately after the Seahawks defeated Crabtree’s former team, the San Francisco 49ers. Watch that video below: