Three minutes into the Broncos-Raiders game on Sunday, Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver corner Aqib Talib ignited a brawl:
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 26, 2017
Both players were ejected, along with Raiders guard Gabe Jackson, and are likely to face fines, if not suspensions.
Talib and Crabtree have a 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.
Talib isn’t the first cornerback to show Crabtree disrespect, and Crabtree may have had the chain incident on his mind when he blocked Talib into the sideline well after the play had ended. But this might not have just been about last year’s incident—in the video below, Talib’s right hand appears to rip off Crabtree’s chain AGAIN right before Crabtree blocks him into the sideline (and past the chain crew, into the cameramen, and onto the ground).