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Aqib Talib gets busted

The man whom Bucs coach Raheem Morris described last year as a “wild child” lived up to his reputation early Thursday, hours after the team broke camp for the year.

Cornerback Aqib Talib, a first-round pick in 2008 whom many teams regarded as someone who should be avoided, was arrested shortly before 1:00 a.m. ET for battery and resisting arrest, according to the Tampa Tribune.

The arrest came in Pinellas County by Florida Highway Patrol troopers.  He was released on $300 bail at 6:00 a.m.  (Here’s the page from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.)

Talib had repeated issues with marijuana while playing college football at Kansas, and we heard from several sources in the weeks prior to the 2008 draft that the coaching staff was not saying good things about him to NFL scouts. 

Last year, Talib got into a fight with former teammate Corey Boyd at the Rookie Symposium, and Talib was fined “heavily and repeatedly” for violating team rules.

As one source told us last summer, “Trouble just follows Talib. . . .  He can’t help himself, and it’s never his fault.”

Earlier this year, Talib got into a scuffle with Donald Penn, and Talib the always-wise decision to remove his helmet and swing it like a weapon.  The helmet struck teammate Torrie Cox, cutting his face.  Coach Raheem Morris continued what can only be described as a pattern of enabling and emboldening Talib, offering up an excuse for Talib’s actions.

“Anytime you play this violent of a game, you’re always going to have
some type of controlling your emotions issues
,” Morris said at the time.  “I’ve got my own controlling my emotions issues.  That’s when the coach
steps in and helps him and he has to grow from it, he has to learn.”

At some point, Coach, the time for learning ends.  Indeed, at some point, the time comes to conclude that he’s never going to learn.  

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33 Responses to “Aqib Talib gets busted”
  1. HarrisonHits says: Aug 20, 2009 7:56 AM

    PacMac II ?

  2. thegloryyears says: Aug 20, 2009 7:56 AM

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  3. LCCJ says: Aug 20, 2009 7:59 AM

    Was overreated as a CB anyways

  4. cbwv99 says: Aug 20, 2009 8:08 AM

    This guys great

  5. whywerule says: Aug 20, 2009 8:08 AM

    Bad week for the Bucs secondary with their two talented but apparently still character disabled youngsters, Talib and Tanard Jackson, both showing why they were considered character concerns coming out of college. I am sure the Bucs will be keeping a close eye on the waiver wires for secondary help in the coming weeks.

  6. gameday says: Aug 20, 2009 8:23 AM

    Well you can take the thug out of the ghetto, but you cant take the ghetto out of the thug

  7. Hunnes says: Aug 20, 2009 8:27 AM

    Wait a minute….
    6’2″ 160???
    Wish I had their scales……. No way he’s 160, right?

  8. tv says: Aug 20, 2009 8:28 AM

    I’m just wondering when teams will realize that scum is and always will be scum and to not draft these clowns.
    Each team talks out their butt about “character” but yet they bend over backwards to obtain anyone who can run a 4.3 even if they are, and always will be, future inmates.

  9. Fan_Of_ Four says: Aug 20, 2009 8:31 AM

    LOL @ Pacman II

  10. srbaier says: Aug 20, 2009 8:35 AM

    Log this in the “No Surprise” file.
    Good use of a draft pick Bucs.

  11. Living_Legend says: Aug 20, 2009 8:35 AM

    Who’s he think he is PacMan?

  12. Krow says: Aug 20, 2009 8:40 AM

    Hey Plaxico… I think we have a buyer for that gun of yours.

  13. Gautam says: Aug 20, 2009 8:54 AM

    how the hell can this sport have so many guys with character issues !

  14. broncoman says: Aug 20, 2009 9:04 AM

    Hey thegloryyears…nobody wants to play with you…face it bro and get a life. What is this?…your own personal community post? What is next? Selling your ’75 Ford Pinto?
    This is Pro Football/Florio Jr’s. Talk page…putting your desperate attempt at “Add a Friend” to your life is embarrassing. I mean, I feel sorry for you…and that doesn’t happen much.
    Now, where were we? oh yeah, Broncos will be making some noise in the AFC this year…

  15. gameday says: Aug 20, 2009 9:06 AM

    The Cheatriots should trade for him. He would fit right in with that classy organization.

  16. Pudge Heffelfinger says: Aug 20, 2009 9:22 AM

    It’s a misdemeanor which won’t even warrant a suspension from the league. Let’s not the write the kid off just yet. He was fairly well behaved last year.

  17. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Aug 20, 2009 9:24 AM

    That link has his weight wrong, it’s 205 lbs. and not 160.
    They need to let him go against Steve Smith twice this year: “The Bout to Knock the Other Punk Out”. Week 6 & 13.

  18. superfan99 says: Aug 20, 2009 9:37 AM

    @Gameday
    I don’t understand your post/joke? Why does Talib fit in with the Patriots? Did they have a rash of off-the-field issues I missed?

  19. whywerule says: Aug 20, 2009 9:39 AM

    It’s a misdemeanor which won’t even warrant a suspension from the league. Let’s not the write the kid off just yet. He was fairly well behaved last year.
    lol@”fairly well behaved”. He got into a fight with a teammate at the rookie symposium of all places last season, then this season he was swinging his helmet at a teammate during an on-field fight. On field fights happen during training camp, but helmet swinging should never occur. I find it hard to believe that his guy does not have anger management issues that need counseling.
    Hopefully the Bucs will find some way to punish him that will not break the CBA rules so that, maybe, they can start to get through to this kid.

  20. gameday says: Aug 20, 2009 10:02 AM

    Pudge Heffelfinger says:
    August 20, 2009 9:22 AM
    It’s a misdemeanor which won’t even warrant a suspension from the league. Let’s not the write the kid off just yet. He was fairly well behaved last year.
    ***********************************
    “Last year, Talib got into a fight with former teammate Corey Boyd at the Rookie Symposium, and Talib was fined “heavily and repeatedly” for violating team rules.”
    Yea, that sounds like someone that behaved fairly well.

  21. patspsycho says: Aug 20, 2009 10:14 AM

    Grammar check Florio!
    “the always wise, DECIDED to remove his..”

  22. jbs550 says: Aug 20, 2009 10:15 AM

    Fan_Of_ Four says:
    August 20, 2009 8:31 AM
    LOL @ Pacman II
    ********************************************
    except pacman was at least a good dback, not just a dbag.

  23. madM100 says: Aug 20, 2009 10:49 AM

    thats too bad i would think with 4.3 speed you should be able to outrun most cops

  24. numbthumbs0 says: Aug 20, 2009 10:53 AM

    you really must be kidding…. pacman II? the dude isn’t running around with $90,000 in his pocket and going to strip clubs. The dude went out and had a couple of drinks to celebrate the end of training camp and the cab driver obviously had a problem with him. you don’t know how racist people are in the south. i bet you that the cab driver was a redneck who was starting trouble. actually, i can just about guarantee it. i live in tampa, about 30 minutes away from where Talib got arrested… i’m not defending him, but I am trying to make you people realize that he got arrested for a misdemeanor crime. put yourself in the situation, it’s all blown out of proportion.

  25. Biff Henderson says: Aug 20, 2009 11:00 AM

    Hey Florio,
    We all know thegloryyears is your son. Can’t you just buy him some friends?

  26. ncoolong says: Aug 20, 2009 11:06 AM

    This was about as surprising as the sun that rose in the east this morning.

  27. madM100 says: Aug 20, 2009 11:09 AM

    “they dont play playstation like us!” -name that players quote

  28. purpleguy says: Aug 20, 2009 11:18 AM

    Arrested at 1am after breaking training camp? I’m sure he was just heading to the store for some ibuprofin and warm milk.

  29. birddog says: Aug 20, 2009 11:36 AM

    Hey Mike, is this kid a lot like Plaxico when he first entered the league? I think we have found the replacement turd for Plax?

  30. TBTrojan says: Aug 20, 2009 12:19 PM

    Time for a lot of you to start getting your facts straight including Florio.
    Whats all this crap about a fight last year that keeps getting mentioned? Thatwasn;t a fight it was an arguement that never got physical but certain people refuse to admit they are wrong about their rumours.
    NOBODY here knows what happened in the Penn/Cox/Talib confrontation, there are always scuffles in camps, maybe Talib had his helmet in his hand and did the open armed “come on then you fat b@stard, hit me” stance and Cox was just in the wrong place. Then aganda man Florio got his teeth into it and turns it into “Talib massacres teammates with weapon.”
    Also all these heavy fines, any proof. I follow the Bucs religiously and saw no mention of them except from agenda having morons.

  31. mjbain says: Aug 20, 2009 1:25 PM

    of course, this was all about racism! why didnt we think of that… When Patick Kane did it, it was a punk being a punk but when talib does it, its because he was subject to racism? im sorry to say but while racism is prevolent, this is another case of a punk a** b$otch acting as such. He is a p*ssy and nothing but a problem…. i am willing to bet that he is out of the league in 3 years because he is an a**clown who deserves to return to welfare and sit on a porch in the hood………..Talib is a big piece of crap and anyone that defends him , is the same

  32. Jackal138 says: Aug 20, 2009 3:32 PM

    # gameday says: August 20, 2009 9:06 AM
    The Cheatriots should trade for him. He would fit right in with that classy organization.
    ———————
    It depends on how good he is with AV equipment. If he can’t focus a camera lens, I don’t think he fits in with the Patriots game plans.

  33. LightningStrikes says: Aug 20, 2009 4:06 PM

    @broncoman says: Now, where were we? oh yeah, Broncos will be making some noise in the AFC this year…
    yeah, and that noise will be a THUD!

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