Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was fined $26,044 for two separate penalties committed during Super Bowl 50, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday.
Talib admitted following the game that many of the excessive penalties he took — including for a face mask and for taunting, both of which he was fined for — were intentional in hopes of rattling his opponent, the Carolina Panthers.
It seemed to work, as the Broncos defense stifled Carolina’s offense all night to the tune of a 24-10 win.
“Oh, it was all good. B.S. flags,” Talib said after the game. “One of them was on our sideline, the guy was talking on our sideline. One I just did on purpose, you know, I just had to show him. It’s probably going to be a fine, but hey, we’re world champs.”
Talib was in rare form following his first championship, even making a few NSFW comments to his wife while on the podium.
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