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Derrick Brooks

NFL suspends CB Aqib Talib for poking player in the eye

Aqib Talib says he understands why the NFL suspended him for poking Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in his right eye. He just hopes the league agrees it was accidental once he gets to tell his side of the story.

"I think I deserve discipline. I didn't initially poke him in his eye. But as you can see, I did get him in his eye," Talib said Monday. "It was unintentional. They've got the right to discipline me as they did."

The NFL swiftly slapped Talib with a one-game suspension Monday, and just as quickly Talib appealed the punishment "just for the simple fact that it was not intentional," he said.

"I didn't walk over there like I'm...