One of the storylines coming out of Super Bowl 50 was the actions of Denver Broncos' Aqib Talib and the two personal fouls he was flagged for in Super Bowl 50. On Friday, the NFL handed down their punishment and fined him $26,044.
The first flag came early in the game after the Carolina Panthers failed to convert a third down and Talib was seen taunting wide receiver Philly Brown. This wasn't the end though between these two as later in the game Brown caught a pass on a crossing route and just before crossing the goal line, Talib caught Brown's facemask and whipped him out of bounds.
After the Super Bowl, Talib admited that he pulled the facemask on purpose. “(They were) BS flags, one was on our sidelines, the guy was talking on our sideline, one I just did on purpose and I just had to show him. It’s probably going to be a fine, but, hey, we’re world champs.”
This is not the first time this past season that Talib has been punished for his actions during a game. Earlier in the season, Talib poked Indianapolis Colts' tight end Dwayne Allen and was suspended for one game for his actions.