Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib warned Oakland Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree not to wear a gold chain in front of him.
Crabtree didn’t listen. And this is what happened to him Sunday afternoon:
After an incomplete pass thrown in Crabtree’s direction during the first quarter, Talib seemed to give the Raiders receiver a little shove. Crabtree appeared to respond by bumping helmets with the Broncos cornerback, and that’s when Talib gave his opponent’s neckware a hard yank, which looks to have broken the piece of jewelry.
“He’s just been wearing that chain all year. It’s just been growing on me,” Talib said after the Broncos’ 24-6 victory. “I said if he wears that chain in front of me, I’m going to snatch it off. He wore it in front of me, so I had to snatch it off.”
The incident took place right in front of an official, but Talib was not flagged despite Crabtree’s pleas.
“Are you hard? Are you tough? Does that make you tough? You’re snatching chains in front of the police and take off running,” Crabtree said of Talib after the game. “That was childish, man.”