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08-20-2009, 10:15 AM
Bucs' Aqib Talib arrested
Reported by: Cary Williams
Contributor: Associated Press
Last Update: 12:50 pm
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib was arrested and jailed early Thursday on charges of simple battery and resisting arrest without violence. Both charges are misdemeanors.
He was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. and was later released from the Pinellas County Jail after posting a $300 bond.
The Florida Highway Patrol arrest report says Talib punched a taxi driver in the neck and ear after he picked up the 23-year-old cornerback and two other men late Wednesday night.
Talib, from the University of K
ansas, was the Bucs' first round draft pick in the 2008 college draft.
Already this off-season, Talib swung his helmet at a teammate and accidentally struck another. At the NFL's Rookie Symposium, he got into a fight with then-teammate Cory Boyd.
03-30-2011, 01:08 PM
Tampa Bay Bucs Player Wanted in Texas Shooting
Police in a Dallas suburb issued an arrest warrant for Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib, accusing him of firing a gun at his sister's boyfriend.
Garland police said Tuesday they believe Talib and his mother, Okolo Talib, shot at the man March 21. The man wasn't injured. Earlier that day, the man had been listed as a suspect in a disturbance and was charged with assault and interference with an emergency phone call from that incident.
"We were very fortunate that no one was shot and killed that day," Garland police spokesman Joe Harn told the Tampa Tribune.
Authorities issued arrest warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for Talib and his mother. The charge is a second degree felony punishable by five to 20 years in prison.
Police said Aqib Talib is set to turn himself in later this week, while his mother turned herself in Tuesday. His agent, Todd France, did not immediately return a call.
"We are deeply troubled by the serious charges filed against Aqib Talib," Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said in a statement Tuesday. "Due to current labor circumstances, we will withhold any further comment or action."
Buccaneers teammate Jeff Faine told the Tribune that he is worried about Talib.
"I hope everything works out for Aqib Talib. It's unfortunate to see him caught up in that situation and dealing with what he's dealing with right now. I just hope it all works out for him," Faine told the paper.
Talib, who went to L.V. Berkner High School in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, played at the University of Kansas. Bond for his warrant is set at $25,000.
This has been the latest in a line of incidents involving the 2008 first-round pick.
In 2009, Talib was charged with simple battery and resisting arrest in connection with an assault on a taxi driver in Florida. He was suspended for the opening game in 2010 because of the incident.
Report: Talib to be indicted on felony charge (http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/43181629/ns/sports-player_news/)
Citing Texas law enforcement officials, the St. Petersburg Times reports that Aqib Talib will indeed be indicted by a Dallas grand jury on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The indictment is expected on Friday. "Official results don't come out until tomorrow," Talib's lawyer, Frank Perez, cautioned. Talib's charge is a second degree felony that carries a punishment of 2-20 years in prison. The NFL can't enforce discipline during the lockout, but commissioner Roger Goodell is known to be logging arrests. Talib's problems may be far bigger than what the league can impose if he's ultimately found guilty.
01-30-2017, 07:49 AM
Exclusive video shows NFL player Aqib Talib the night he shot himself in Dallas
10:07 AM. CST January 27, 2017
News 8 has received exclusive video of Aqib Talib being brought to Medical City Dallas in his White Rolls-Royce the night he was shot in June.
The Denver Broncos cornerback had a gunshot wound to his leg. Dallas police released the video and pictures from the hospital from June 5.
While in his hospital bed, Talib initially told detectives he had been shot while at a park.
They pressed him on his story, and eventually his attorney, Frank Perez, sent DPD a letter saying Talib admitted he accidentally shot himself and lied to officers.
"Mr. Talib stated he was disoriented and was on morphine and that the police wouldn't let him see his family,” Perez wrote. “And the thought of losing his football career that he just said he was shot."
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