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Aqib Talib charged with battery

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib was charged with misdemeanor simple battery today stemming from an incident with a cab driver two months ago, the Tampa Tribune is reporting.

The Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office said Talib hit the cab driver, who drove Talib and two other Buccaneers from a St. Petersburg night club to a Tampa hotel on August 19.

According to the state’s attorney, Talib hit Duggan while Duggan was driving on Interstate 275.
It was pretty hard as it was described to us,” Assistant State Attorney Richard Ripplinger told the Tribune. “It hurt.”

This isn’t the first time Talib has been accused of hitting someone. At last year’s rookie symposium, he got into a fight with then-teammate Cory Boyd. In a May minicamp practice he swung his helmet at teammate Donald Penn, missed, and accidentally hit Torrie Cox instead.

Talib did not offer any comment today. A Buccaneers spokesman said the team is monitoring the situation. Talib is expected to fly to London with the team on Friday for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

Talib has started all six games at cornerback for the Bucs this season.

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25 Responses to “Aqib Talib charged with battery”
  1. Slow Joe says: Oct 22, 2009 7:38 PM

    He’s as talented as he is stupid. Which is to say, he’s pretty damn talented.

  2. Igottz5onit says: Oct 22, 2009 7:39 PM

    Honestly he should have known that Bill Belichick would get someone to go ahead with this the week before they played.

  3. bucco bruce says: Oct 22, 2009 7:41 PM

    2 hours after the cabbie was “struck”, he called One Buc Place asking for money from the team, now what’s up with that?

  4. slipkid says: Oct 22, 2009 7:48 PM

    leave this hooligan in the UK

  5. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Oct 22, 2009 7:53 PM

    ♪… Smashing through the boundaries
    Lunacy has found me
    Cannot stop the battery!… ♪

  6. jamaicamecrazy says: Oct 22, 2009 7:56 PM

    I guess the NFL will wait until he gets back from London to decide his punishment.
    But having to fly 16 hours on a plane (8 hours each way) to receive a butt kicking from New England is a good start.

  7. Richm2256 says: Oct 22, 2009 7:57 PM

    “Talib has started all six games at cornerback for the Bucs this season.”
    You mean the oh and six Bucs? THOSE Bucs?
    Dude really ought to try to focus his hitting on someone other than cabdrivers and teamates.

  8. twinkletoes says: Oct 22, 2009 8:01 PM

    Wow… how little we learn from history. Looks like Talib hasn’t heard of Lawrence Phillips.

  9. PatricktheDookie says: Oct 22, 2009 8:09 PM

    Honestly, is anyone surprised?

  10. TFBuckFutter says: Oct 22, 2009 8:12 PM

    Man, if Talib is suspended, the Bucs might have a hard time defending the pass.

  11. FireJerryJones says: Oct 22, 2009 8:43 PM

    Can a guy leave the country when he’s been arrested?

  12. Citizen Strange says: Oct 22, 2009 8:45 PM

    Update the arrest meter for this . You have not even included Jeff Reed’s arrest Sunday night. WTF? I thought this was the Law & Order website.

  13. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Oct 22, 2009 8:46 PM

    this should all be washed away thanks to a 3 INT-in-one-game performance weeks back

  14. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 22, 2009 9:01 PM

    Nice to see someone in Tampa Bay finally hit someone, too bad it was months ago.

  15. CABroncoFan says: Oct 22, 2009 9:02 PM

    …must be because London’s not even nice this time of year.

  16. KeepDaNFLnSTL says: Oct 22, 2009 9:26 PM

    Now if members of the TB defense can just start hitting and making tackles on players from the other team rather than trying to jack-up their own teammates.
    Man, that team sucks… and that’s coming from someone living in STL. Can’t wait to see what team the jughead Florio has sitting in the select 32nd spot in next week’s power rankings.

  17. aj says: Oct 22, 2009 9:43 PM

    This isn’t Kansas any more.

  18. GoBrowns19 says: Oct 22, 2009 10:30 PM

    Was the cabbie his brother?

  19. ohandsixteenforever says: Oct 22, 2009 11:08 PM

    was he low on power? get it? he was charged with battery? thank you i’ll be here all week. don’t forget to tip the waitresses.

  20. fellasheowed says: Oct 22, 2009 11:47 PM

    i thought pot made you mellow. that is the pride of jayhawknation, often confused for the 10 miles or so of the state that hugs missouri…

  21. mnmaverick says: Oct 22, 2009 11:48 PM

    Bu….buu….butttt, LIMBAUGH IS WORSE!
    Right Goodell?

  22. mnmaverick says: Oct 22, 2009 11:59 PM

    Good question about kleaving the country while arrested. I guess he can change his name to po0lanski and get a 30 year intervention while they contemplate IN LONDON. ; )

  23. Krow says: Oct 23, 2009 8:23 AM

    One of the reasons Talib dropped in the draft was character issues. Translation… he’s a thug.

  24. chief says: Oct 23, 2009 8:45 AM

    amazing how much crap this kid got away with at KU.

  25. Anybodyhome says: Oct 23, 2009 9:39 AM

    Guy with a history of hitting stationary people, but can’t touch a moving WR. I have a blind watchdog I’ll sell ya.

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