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Aqib Talib suspended one game for poking eye of Dwayne Allen

The Denver Broncos cornerback appealed his suspension, but lost his appeal. Talib will miss Denver's Week 10 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Aqib Talib has been suspended one game for poking the eye of Colts tight end Dwayne Allen, 9News and ESPN are reporting.

Talib's eye-poke came near the end of Denver's 27-24 loss to the Colts and cost the Broncos a comeback opportunity.

Aqib Talib eye poke

Talib denied that the move was intentional. "You think I play football to poke people in the eye?" Talib said, via The Denver Post. "It was an honest mistake."

Honestly, Talib's denial is a claim that strains credulity.

"You guys ever played football?" said Talib. "You ever lost, at the end of the game? If you can remember back at how that feels, that's how I felt. I was just mad, man. It was the heat of the moment."

Talib will appeal the suspension.

Update: Talib lost his appeal and will be suspended Week 10