He thought he was going to be the second coming of Moe of “The Three Stooges” and poke someone’s eye out.

For Denver cornerback Aqib Talib, that move “soitently” backfired on him yesterday when he was penalized for poking an opponent in the eye in Sunday’s game at Indianapolis.

The move backfired and unlike the Stooges, no one’s laughing, surely not his teammates or the Colts.

Even the NFL wasn’t amused at the “Stooge” move. SOITENLY NOT.

That action cost Talib a game check for Sunday’s game against Kansas City in what the league called a “violation of safety-related rules.”

The suspension was imposed by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks, who ruled that Talib’s action placed his opponent at unnecessary risk of injury and should have been avoided.

Talib will not be permitted to attend team meetings and functions; attend or watch practices; appear at the club’s facilities for any reason; attend press conferences; appear at the team’s November 15 game or have contact with any club personnel except to arrange off-site medical treatment or rehabilitation. Talib will be reinstated on Monday, November 16.

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension may be appealed within  three business days. Appeals are heard and decided by either Derrick Brooks or James Thrash, the officers jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and NFLPA to decide appeals of on-field player discipline.

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