TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The fifth-year pro said in a statement released by the team that he took an Adderall pill without a prescription "around the beginning of training camp." He will not appeal the ban, which begins Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Talib also will miss games against New Orleans, Minnesota and Oakland. He will be eligible to return to the active roster on Nov. 5, the day after Tampa Bay faces the Raiders.
The Bucs announced Saturday that Talib was being placed on the reserve/suspended list. Defensive end Markus White was promoted from the practice squad.to fill the roster opening.