Super Bowl miscreant Aqib Talib of the world champion Denver Broncos is back in the news again for all the wrong reasons. The star cornerback who nearly cost the Broncos dearly with his uncontrollable play early in the game has been shot in the leg in Dallas and undoubtedly will face some sort of disciplinary measures due to his history as a thug. The injury will prevent Talib from making the trip to the White House where the team will be honored by Emperor Obama in the customary manner of congratulations afforded to professional sports championship teams.
Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg and was being treated at a Dallas hospital Sunday.
A team source told ESPN’s Ed Werder that Talib did not require surgery, and the Broncos do not believe he suffered any serious injuries that would significantly impede his ability to participate in offseason preparations for a Denver team seeking to defend its Super Bowl championship. The Broncos have a mandatory minicamp beginning Tuesday.
Broncos executive vice president John Elway and coach Gary Kubiak have both spoken to Talib, the source said.
According to the Broncos, Talib is expected to be released from Medical City Hospital on Monday, but he won’t be able to join the team for its scheduled trip to Washington, D.C., where it is being honored at the White House for its Super Bowl 50 win.
The Broncos said in a statement that they have been in touch with the NFL and “will provide additional updates as appropriate.”
According to multiple reports, Talib, 30, was injured at a nightclub early Sunday morning in Dallas, where he has an offseason home. WFAA-TV first reported the news.
In 2009, Talib was arrested and charged with simple battery and resisting arrest for assaulting a cab driver. The NFL suspended him for the first game of the 2010 season, and he was entered into a pretrial diversion program and ordered to attend anger-management classes. He reached an undisclosed financial settlement with the driver.
Talib was indicted on an aggravated assault charge for an incident near Dallas in 2011; he allegedly pistol-whipped his sister’s boyfriend and fired shots at the man, but the charges were dismissed for lack of evidence.
In 2014, the Broncos were initially informed Talib had been arrested in Dallas, but it was actually Talib’s brother, Yaqub Talib, who had been arrested. Dallas police released a correction on social media saying information that Aqib Talib had been arrested “was incorrect.”
In 2015, Talib and his brother were questioned at the scene of an aggravated assault at a Dallas nightclub. Talib was questioned by police and his car was towed and examined for evidence, but he was not charged.
Talib signed a six-year, $57 million deal with the Broncos in 2014.
Talib is pretty damned lucky to not have ended up on a slab like NBA thug Bryce Dejean-Jones who was sent to the afterlife after kicking down the door to the wrong apartment in Dallas in late May.
The hoodlums almost always insist on going back to the hood which is where the trouble is. Talib dodged a bullet (no pun intended) when he was spared a stay in the Texas penal system because of the gangsta that he and his criminal mother tried to kill was a sex offender and the charges were dropped several years back. It could be that it was a reprisal related to the incident but it shows that Talib is an arrogant, brainless moron who has enough money that he could have paid for the homeys and family to be transported to his Colorado crib.
Say what you will about Cam Newton but at least he isn’t a thug, just a showboating asshole.