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?