The Pittsburgh Steelers came up short against the Denver Broncos in the divisional round of the AFC Playoffs, and if the victory wasn't enough for the Broncos, cornerback Aqib Talib took it a step further by accusing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of faking a shoulder injury which he suffered in the Wild Card round against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Aqib Talib: Ben was healthy as hell. He didn’t fool anybody— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) January 18, 2016
Aqib Talib just said Roethlisberger was faking the arm injury. Can't make this stuff up.— Adam Crowley (@adamcrowleySNR) January 18, 2016
The shoulder injury which Talib accused Roethlisberger of faking was due to a hard hit by Vontaze Burfict last Saturday night, and the injury didn't just drive the quarterback out of the game -- until the final drive -- it prevented him from even throwing a pass until Friday of the week leading up to the game.
Nonetheless, at the end of the day, Talib has the luxury of making accusations as his team is now preparing for the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game while the Steelers now prepare for a long offseason.
This is the second straight week a member of the Steelers has been accused of faking an injury, the other when Adam Jones accused Antonio Brown of faking a concussion -- an injury which had the wide receiver miss the divisional game in Denver.