The suspension begins immediately, meaning he won't play Sunday against the
Talib acknowledged taking
"Around the beginning of training camp, I made a mistake by taking an Adderall pill without a prescription," Talib said in a statement. This is especially regrettable because, for the past several months, with Coach
Talib is out for the Buccaneers' games against the Chiefs,
"We are disappointed to learn that Aqib Talib will be suspended for four games," Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said. "I have spoken with Aqib, and he knows that he made a poor decision that let our team down. Certainly, other players will have the opportunity to step up while he serves this suspension.
Talib pledged to remain prepared for when he returns.
"I will work diligently every day of this suspension to stay in top football shape and be ready to help this team in the second half of the season," Talib said. "I have chosen to be immediately accountable for the situation I put myself in, which is why I will not exercise my appeal rights and will begin serving the suspension immediately."