NFL: Michael Crabtree of the Oakland Raiders and Aqib Talib of the Denver Broncos have been suspended without pay for two games each for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules in Sunday’s game between the Raiders and Broncos.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 28, 2017
For violating unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules, the NFL has decided to sit them both for two games after the incident.
NFL Vice President of Football Operations, Jon Runyan, noted that Talib was being suspended for his actions after the two players were initially separated. This suggests that had Talib held his restraint it would only be Crabtree who would be facing suspension right now.
Michael Crabtree & Aqib Talib suspended 2 games each for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct & unnecessary roughness rules pic.twitter.com/PzbWuvXD5I— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) November 28, 2017
Both players have already issued their appeals. Whatever the outcome of those appeals, it is unlikely either player will see the football field this weekend.