Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree looked like he had no intentions of playing football when he saw Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib on Sunday.
The last regular season game of the 2016 season was chippy between Crabtree and Talib, and it climaxed with Talib snatching his gold chain off of his neck after a play.
Talib bragged about it after the game, saying that he told Crabtree during the previous game he was going to snatch the chain next time he saw him.
The first Broncos vs. Raiders game this year went without incident between the two. Apparently that is only because Crabtree didn’t play in the game, because they only made it a few minutes on Sunday before and all-out brawl started on the sidelines. They got tangled up after a play and Crabtree took Talib down to the ground. Several players ran into the fray and chaos ensued, including Raiders offensive lineman Gabe Jackson pushing down a referee.
However, that wasn’t the end of the altercation. Crabtree and Talib broke away from the melee on the sidelines to square off one-on-one in the middle of the field. By this point Crabtree was not wearing a helmet, and both players exchanged punches that were inaccurate.
Here’s how the fight started between Talib and Crabtree. pic.twitter.com/qaLN2GXtV6
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Crabtree, Talib and Jackson were ejected from the game. Being that the Raiders’ stadium is old Talib had to exit the field through the opposing sideline, but he was escorted by running back Marshawn Lynch, the Raiders’ peacemaker.