Aqib Talib Explains Why He Snatched Michael Crabtree's Chain During Today's Game

Basically, Michael Crabtree was the victim of Aqib Talib being Aqib Talib.

Aqib Talib watches game from the sidelines.
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Aqib Talib watches game from the sidelines.

Before today's game between the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders, Aqib Talib issued a warning to Michael Crabtree: "I told him if he wears that chain in front of me I'm gonna snatched it off him." 

Aqib Talib: "I told him if he wears that chain in front of me I'm gonna snatched it off him." #Broncos

— Ryan Greene 📷 (@RyanGreeneDNVR) January 2, 2017

Crabtree still wore his chain, and Talib followed through on his promise. 

Aqib Talib ripping off Michael Crabtree's chain, no flag (h/t @NickiJhabvala)

— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) January 1, 2017

When asked about the attempted chain snatching after the game, Crabtree expressed his displeasure with Talib. "You hard? You tough? You snatch a chain in front of the police and run off?" Crabtree said, per ESPN's Paul Gutierrez. "I could have cut [block] him. I could have hurt him."

Crabtree's cut block comment could be in reference to the questionable play made by Tennessee Titans wide receiver Harry Douglas last month on Aqib's teammate Chris Harris Jr., which ended his season. The incident caused a brawl between both teams, and made Talib incredibly irate.

The Broncos and Titans are fighting for their playoff lives! #

— History of Sports (@BeforeFamePics) December 11, 2016

Crabtree was also critical of the officials, claiming they were "disrespectful " to him, and "talking to me like I'm a criminal." While the NFL may hit Talib with a fine for his actions in the coming days, don't be surprised to see Crabtree get a slap on the wrist of his own for his remarks about the refs.  

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