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Aqib Talib surrenders to police


Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib has surrendered to authorities in Texas.  He faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, arising from a March 21 incident during which he allegedly fired shots at his sister’s boyfriend.  (Maybe he should have simply thrown baseballs.)

Per Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times, Talib spent two hours in custody as fingerprints and mug shots were taken.  He posted $25,000 bond.

Talib and his mother, Okolo, have both been charged.  Okolo Talib allegedly fired at the sister’s boyfriend before Aqib allegedly grabbed the gun and squeezed the trigger a couple of times.

Despite calls from some that the Bucs should cut Talib, they can do nothing until the lockout ends.  Even then, it’s unclear whether the Buccaneers will make a move.  Someone will end up giving the guy a second chance, given his talent level.  Why should it be a team other than the team that invested a first-round draft pick to get him?

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33 Responses to “Aqib Talib surrenders to police”
  1. dfinpds says: Mar 30, 2011 1:55 PM


  2. 44kyle says: Mar 30, 2011 1:56 PM

    His shots missed? Oh, that’s why the police bulletin said: “Armed but not very dangerous”.

  3. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Mar 30, 2011 2:01 PM

    Why should it be a team other than the team that invested a first-round draft pick to get him?

    You’re the lawyer, but all this is assuming he’s not in jail, which is where he should be if he’s guilty.

  4. techstar25 says: Mar 30, 2011 2:04 PM

    For the most part, he’s very well liked by his teammates and more importantly his coach. Frankly I just can’t imagine Raheem being on board with cutting him (which wouldn’t be the coaches decision anyway). This is just the kind of kid that Raheem wants to save.

  5. clayshair says: Mar 30, 2011 2:05 PM

    The lesson as usual for NFL players: don’t shoot or otherwise try to kill people

  6. FinFan68 says: Mar 30, 2011 2:05 PM

    He already had his second chance, and he blew it. The league needs stiffer consequences and the union needs to advocate that as well. There is no reason that guys like this should remain in the league. Get serious and take out the trash because it is stinking up the entire league.

  7. skoobyfl says: Mar 30, 2011 2:07 PM

    Maybe Aqib was aiming at his mother, who was aiming at the boyfriend. Self defense is the right plea.

  8. ilpackerbacker says: Mar 30, 2011 2:07 PM

    All bangers belong in the ground.

    Have a nice day.

  9. lhaveprettyfeet says: Mar 30, 2011 2:14 PM

    Is his mother still on the loose?

  10. footballpoetry says: Mar 30, 2011 2:14 PM

    I’m sure it was just a big misunderstanding. Everyone knows that professional athletes are role models and upstanding citizens.

  11. Patriot42 says: Mar 30, 2011 2:18 PM

    Is this the stupid season?

  12. bingocostello says: Mar 30, 2011 2:19 PM

    dey got me!

  13. nyctexan says: Mar 30, 2011 2:22 PM

    Mama started shootin!? That must have been quite a scene.

  14. cincyalldaway says: Mar 30, 2011 2:23 PM

    Why should it be a team other than the team that invested a first-round draft pick to get him?

    Seriously Foolio………that’s the best you got. Who’s the turd here…him or you!

  15. sunnyd89 says: Mar 30, 2011 2:26 PM

    Voted as the best DB in football in 2010 by the NFL Alumni Association. Over the likes of Troy Polamalu, Charles Woodson, and Darrelle Revis.

    Complete shame this guy potentially pissed it all away.

    It took him 15! 15!!!! Minutes to get to his sister’s house and he didn’t call the cops.

    Could have all been avoided.

  16. blizzard01 says: Mar 30, 2011 2:35 PM

    new verb: aqib’d
    def: to shoot and miss

    The Raiders aqib’d badly when they drafted JaMarcus in the first round.

  17. nfl25 says: Mar 30, 2011 2:35 PM

    these damn onwers and their PR. Right PFT?

  18. citizenstrange says: Mar 30, 2011 2:43 PM

    Made it, Ma! Top of the world!/White Heated

  19. brownsfn says: Mar 30, 2011 2:44 PM

    Kiss your life GOODBYE….D U M M Y…

  20. odessabucs says: Mar 30, 2011 2:52 PM

    Prediction. Bucs won’t HAVE to make a decision for quite awhile. Lockout over, Commish suspends him indefinitely. Good chance he will serve prison time. So no reason to act quickly though that has to be weighed against the PR issues with the community and fan base.

  21. duanethomas says: Mar 30, 2011 2:53 PM

    His mom has the additional charge of “Felon in possession of a firearm”…..Where’s dad?

  22. chucknoll says: Mar 30, 2011 3:25 PM

    @duanethomas..she shot him

  23. prior0knowledge says: Mar 30, 2011 3:36 PM

    No way he is going to jail for this. The guy was running away, so no way he is sure identity of shooter. Any good Mom will take full blame, if necessary. And likely Mom will testify that son took gun away from Mom to STOP her from shooting to make him a hero, not a perp.

  24. thefiesty1 says: Mar 30, 2011 4:16 PM

    Last seen out the back window of a squad car crying Momma I didn’t mean for this to happen. HA!

  25. vetdana says: Mar 30, 2011 4:47 PM

    The league is forever preaching a positive and healthy image for itself and day after day all we see is NFL players being busted for another infraction of the law!! The NFL needs to clean up its act and divest itself of these miscreants !Players are losing respect more and more everyday of this lockout, and then you add this to further fan the flames of player disrespect. Sooner rather than later, fans are going to get tired of throwing money at these turkeys !!

  26. orangecrush53 says: Mar 30, 2011 5:17 PM

    DUNGYMAN will save him…

  27. kinggw says: Mar 30, 2011 5:22 PM

    The more information that comes out regarding this incident, the more I think Talib will be vindicated. Earlier reports made it seem as if Talib was the aggressor and was malicious in trying to harm his sister’s boyfriend. It now seems as if he was trying to prevent his mother from killing the boyfriend and fired the gun while taking it from her. If the police thought Talib was at fault his bond would have been more than $25k and he wouldnt be free.

  28. brasho says: Mar 30, 2011 6:14 PM

    I agree. This guy will get another chance, I wouldn’t be so quick to cut him if I were the Bucs. Let him serve his time/suspension, don’t comment on what is going to happen, see what happens. The guy is too talented to let some other team enjoy the fruits of the Bucs’ labors.

  29. antneejay2 says: Mar 30, 2011 6:56 PM

    I can’t quite make out the seams on the ball in the photo, but if what he’s throwing is indeed a two seamer, I think he should come a bit more over the top.

  30. childressrulz says: Mar 30, 2011 7:31 PM

    You cant fix stupid.

  31. pigskin28 says: Mar 30, 2011 8:51 PM

    Guy’s, a dope. But with the mom being the aggressor I douby this will bring much time behind bars, if any.

  32. dd393 says: Mar 31, 2011 6:44 AM

    All of his shots missed? Well, the Bengals, Vikings and Cards all need a quarterback.

  33. granadosm says: Apr 1, 2011 12:40 AM

    Ask the Jets management how to handle this problem child. They are seasoned vets on how to brush problems under the rug.

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