As hoped, the suspension for Michael Crabtree has been reduced from two games to one. And as expected, it wasn’t going to be an either/or situation. Both he and Talib had their suspensions reduced.
Appeals officer Derrick Brooks reduced suspension of Michael Crabtree from 2 games to 1 game. Appeals officer James Thrash reduced suspension of Aqib Talib from 2 games to 1 game. Brooks & Thrash jointly appointed by NFL &NFLPA— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) November 29, 2017
The two players were involved in an altercation in Sunday’s game in which Talib ripped off Crabtree’s gold necklace just as he had last time they faced each other to end last season. Crabtree retaliated by driving Talib off the field of play which started an all out brawl involving both teams.
It happened on the second series of the game and both players were ejected. The ejection plus suspension amounts to nearly two games as it is, minus, of course, the game checks they will both now receive.