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Aqib Talib | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (20) / TB
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In a radio interview, ESPN's Adam Schefter speculated Broncos CB Aqib Talib could face an eight-game suspension for his role in a shooting incident in early June.
"I don’t know what it’s going to be. I’m just telling you what one knowledgeable person told me," Schefter added. "Now maybe he’s suspended one game. That could be. Maybe it’s four games, and they appeal it and get it down to two." The police and the league are still investigating the incident which resulted in a gunshot wound to Talib's right leg, a wound which may have been self-inflicted. Even if he escapes legal trouble, Talib could still be subject to league discipline. Despite his return to practice Monday, this situation is far from resolved. Aug 9 - 8:57 AM

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NFL Network's James Palmer reports Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) is expected to practice Monday.

Talib has been on the active/NFI list while recovering from a gunshot wound in his right leg. The story surrounding the bullet wound is still not clear, and both the Dallas police and the NFL are investigating. For now, Talib looks poised to open the season in the starting lineup.
Aug 8 - 10:26 AM

Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) is expected to return to practice this week.

He'll have to pass a physical first. Talib has been sidelined since suffering a bullet wound in his right leg at a Dallas nightclub in early June. He'll likely be eased into action. When healthy, Talib will start opposite All-Pro cornerback Chris Harris.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 7 - 8:34 AM

Broncos placed CB Aqib Talib (leg) on the active/NFI list.

Talib opens camp on the non-football injury list after he was shot in the leg last month in Dallas. Talib claims he was shot by an unknown assailant -- one he can't identify because he was so drunk -- but there are reports Talib is believed to have accidentally shot himself. Consider him day-to-day.
Jul 27 - 3:04 PM

9 News Denver reports Aqib Talib could still face league discipline for a shooting incident in early June.

Talib claims he was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant, but there has been speculation he accidentally shot himself. Dallas police are still investigating the case, and the NFL is conducting an investigation of its own. Talib should be ready physically for training camp, but he is not out of the woods yet.
Source: 9 News
Jul 21 - 10:14 AM

Aqib Talib (leg) is "back running and everything," and expects to be ready for training camp.

Perhaps Talib will spend a day or two on the PUP list, but it's clear his gunshot wound is not a lingering concern. He should be fine for the preseason.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 18 - 2:19 PM

The Dallas Police Department has released the full incident report from the night of Aqib Talib's shooting.

The report didn't uncover much new information. One gram of marijuana was found at the scene, though no drug charges were filed. Rumors circulated last month that Talib may have shot himself but there was no mention of that in the police report. One witness told police that a single gunshot was fired. Talib missed OTAs while recovering from the gunshot wound in his right leg and it's unclear if he'll be ready for training camp later this month.
Jul 1 - 2:16 PM

The NFL is "actively" looking into the events which led to Broncos CB Aqib Talib being shot.

A league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that still-alive commissioner Roger Goodell "doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t like guns in the hands of intoxicated players, and he especially doesn’t like guns in the hands of intoxicated players who have a history with guns like Talib has." There have been rumors Talib accidentally shot himself, but the incident report from Dallas Police called the shooting an "aggravated assault." Even so, Talib likely has a long way to go before this issue is resolved.
Jun 7 - 12:58 PM

NBC Denver reports Aqib Talib "has told people close to him" he accidentally shot himself Sunday morning in Dallas.

Police are investigating the matter. But this sounds like Plaxico Burress 2.0. Talib was allegedly so drunk that he doesn't even remember who shot him, but it is shaping up to be Talib himself. The bullet went through the back of his right thigh and out his calf, an odd trajectory if someone else fired the bullet. Talib will miss the rest of OTAs and minicamp and could open camp on active/NFI.
Source: NBC Denver
Jun 6 - 9:36 PM

Aqib Talib (leg) was released from a Dallas hospital on Monday.

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak expects Talib, who missed the team's trip to the White House on Monday, to return to Denver on Tuesday or Wednesday. He'll be evaluated by more doctors upon his arrival, though the injury isn't considered serious. According to reports from the Dallas Police Department, a bullet entered through the rear of Talib's right thigh and exited through his right calf. Talib said he was too drunk to remember the shooting, though he claims it happened at a park and not in a strip club as originally reported.
Jun 6 - 5:47 PM

Aqib Talib (leg) told Dallas Police he was "too intoxicated" to remember what happened when he was shot on Sunday morning.

Talib claims he was shot in a park, though other reports have indicated the shooting occurred at a strip club. A bullet entered and exited Talib's right leg, requiring stitches. The Broncos are looking into whether Talib may have accidentally shot himself. He stayed at the hospital overnight for observation but was released on Monday.
Jun 6 - 4:26 PM

Aqib Talib (leg) did not require surgery on the gunshot wound he suffered early Sunday morning.

Talib was hit in his lower right leg. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the bullet entered and exited his leg without hitting any arteries or ligaments, and Talib escaped the situation only needing stitches. Talib will likely sit out mandatory minicamp this month, but it sounds like he could be back for training camp.
Jun 6 - 8:22 AM

Updating previous items, Aqib Talib (leg) remains hospitalized following Sunday morning's gunshot wound to his lower right leg and will not attend the Broncos' trip to Washington D.C.

The Broncos are visiting the White House to meet President Barack Obama this week. Talib will stay in Dallas for the time being. Talib may also miss mandatory minicamp, but it sounds like he'll be a full-go by training camp.
Jun 5 - 11:02 PM

The Broncos released a statement following CB Aqib Talib's shooting in which they confirmed Talib is "OK."

The statement claims Talib is still hospitalized despite reports to the contrary from NFL Network's Jeff Darlington. Either way, it's clear Talib will be fine after suffering a minor gunshot wound to his lower leg. "We are glad he is OK and will make a full recovery," the statement reads. "Our organization has been in touch with the NFL on this matter, and we will provide additional updates as appropriate."
Jun 5 - 8:34 PM

NFL Network's Jeff Darlington reports Broncos CB Aqib Talib has been released from Dallas' Medical City hospital after he was shot early Sunday.

Per the Dallas Morning News' Crime Blog, Talib was hospitalized with what were known to be "non-life-threatening" injuries after the gunfight in and outside V Live club in Dallas. A bar patron reportedly pulled a gun inside the club, "before the fight continued outside" and two people were shot, one of them being Talib. 9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports Talib escaped with a "minor" leg injury. Talib and his brother, Yaqub, were involved in another fight at a downtown Dallas nightclub called Club Syn two offseasons ago. Yaqub was arrested for public intoxication.
Jun 5 - 4:35 PM

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