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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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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. Jul 21 - 10:14 AM
Source: 9 News

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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

WFAA TV's Rebecca Lopez reports Broncos CB Aqib Talib was shot following a fight in a Dallas nightclub early Sunday morning.

Lopez is a reporter who covers the Dallas police department. Citing "sources," Lopez reports Talib was one of three people shot following a fight at the "V Live" club. Talib is currently at the Medical City hospital in Dallas. His condition is unknown. We'll update the story as more information becomes available.
Jun 5 - 4:18 PM

Broncos CB Aqib Talib was fined $26,044 for his conduct in the Super Bowl.

Talib racked up two personal fouls in the win including a dangerous play in which he grabbed and twisted Corey Brown down by his facemask. Talib admitted after he grabbed the facemask on purpose. The NFL was reportedly considering a suspension for the infraction, but this fine likely puts that possibility to bed. A repeat offender who was suspended for Week 10 after poking Colts TE Dwayne Allen in the eye, Talib is lucky to escape without a ban.
Feb 13 - 11:57 AM

Pro Football Talk reports Broncos CB Aqib Talib could be suspended for intentionally tackling Corey Brown by his facemask in the Super Bowl.

Talib grabbed and twisted Brown down by his facemask inside the five in the second quarter. It was his second personal foul of the first half. Talib indicated after the game he intentionally grabbed Brown's facemask to make the tackle. "My teammates knew what it was," Talib said. "He was on the 3-yard line. (With) a personal foul, he was on the 1 1/2-yard line, so it is what it is." Talib was suspended for Week 10 after poking Colts TE Dwayne Allen in the eye.
Feb 9 - 11:39 AM

Broncos LCB Aqib Talib has lost his appeal of his one-game suspension.

He will miss Sunday's game against the Chiefs. It weakens the Broncos' league-best defense, but will be far from a deathblow against Alex Smith and company. If the Broncos had to lose one of their starting corners, this is the week. Smith simply doesn't throw touchdowns.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 05:19:00 PM

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