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Broncos' Talib loses eye-poking appeal, will miss Chiefs game

Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL upheld Aqib Talib's one-game ban on Tuesday night. Mark J. Rebilas USA TODAY Sports

Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib fought the league -- and the league won.

They upheld his one-game suspension for eye-poking on Tuesday. He won't be able to suit up on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Additionally, Talib will miss out on a game check for Week 10. That'll cost him $351,102, according to 9NEWS Broncos Insider Mike Klis.

Talib maintained the eye gouge was a mistake as he tried to pry Colts tight end Dwayne Allen off a teammate.

But his glove clearly sunk into Allen's helmet and lingered, giving the NFL enough clear evidence to keep his ban as is.

(h/t 9News)