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Talib’s mother tells police her son could have fired gun

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Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib was formally indicted on Friday, which means that he should be headed to a trial on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon unless a plea agreement is reached.

I’m not the lawyer around here, but one problem for Talib will be the statements made to the police from Talib’s mother Okolo Talib in the days after the incident.

Police say that Aqib Talib fired shots at Shannon Billings after Okolo Talib did the same.  Aqib Talib denied he ever shot the gun; he also is accused of pistol whipping Billings.

His mother told police “she did hear a shot and eventually admitted it could’ve been Aqib who shot,” according to an affidavit obtained by Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.

Aqib Talib also reportedly gave many “conflicting statements” to police about the events in question.

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  1. dan39564 says: May 28, 2011 12:27 PM

    Which Train is he heading for; The Tamiami Trail?

  2. imsmartandyouarenot says: May 28, 2011 12:27 PM

    Momma Talib throwing her precious hoodlum son under the bus. PRICELESS!

    You go girl, better him go to the clink than you. You don’t need him no more anyway, he ain’t going to be in the league much longer so get that money now before he goes away.
    Plus, you got all them other illegitimate kids to raise properly to be your hoodlum hitmen.

    Yes Godmother

  3. upperdecker19 says: May 28, 2011 12:28 PM

    A family that gets indicted together……stays together.

  4. elisnopunkbitch says: May 28, 2011 12:29 PM

    Ok, so if Plex did 2 years for accidentally shooting himself in his own leg, this piece of sh1t needs to get put on Death Row, and no I’m not talking about Ice Cube’s label “Def Roe”, I mean lined up to fry in the chair, and that’s just for the attempted MURDER he tried to commit, what about the pistol whipping, I assume he should get no less than 2 years for that one.
    What a scumb@g, if it weren’t for the fact that these animals were stellar athletes these dullards would be sittin in Compton smoking a J with Dr. Dre, and busting caps to stay alive, it really is pathetic that anyone looks up to these chumps!

  5. jaggedmark says: May 28, 2011 12:32 PM

    This is worse than what Plaxico Burress did. Talib should get at least that much time, minimum.

  6. deadeye says: May 28, 2011 12:33 PM

    “it could’ve been Aqib who shot”

    Of course it could have been Aqib, I would be angry at the world too if my mother had given me a mis-spelled name. The “q” needs a “u”, his name should be “Aquib”. All this will come out after the court appointed psychological profile is completed.

  7. duanethomas says: May 28, 2011 12:46 PM

    Not looking good for him or mom.

    Money spent on attorneys for him and mom.

    Lockout mean’s no income.

    Suspension when lockout ends.

    Cut by the Bucs when lockout ends.

    Jail time is a strong possibility

    Bankruptcy is a given.

    Sticking together as a family…..Priceless

  8. tbtrojan says: May 28, 2011 12:49 PM

    The problem with that type of quote is it reads very bad for Aqib, but means nothing at all.

    Truth is that in the simplest form all she said with that comment is “I don’t know what happened.”

    “Could have” means nothing that factors into this case either way, it means he may or may not have done it, well that adds a whole lot to the case doesn’t it.

    “He may have shot the gun officer but for all I know he may have been stood there scratching his arse. I don’t know.”

    Bugger me backwards and call me Darth Vader, lets lock the guy up based on that solid evidence.

  9. thegonz13 says: May 28, 2011 12:51 PM

    A family that shoots together… throws each other under the bus!

  10. cromags says: May 28, 2011 12:52 PM

    “Police say that Aqib Talib fired shots at Shannon Billings after Okolo Talib did the same. ”

    You’re saying he and his mother fired shots?
    What?

  11. duanethomas says: May 28, 2011 12:53 PM

    I guess I violated the non-exsitence Terms of Service again.

  12. siggy00 says: May 28, 2011 1:13 PM

    4-6 games for Talib.

  13. montsta says: May 28, 2011 1:18 PM

    Stop! Or my mom will shoot!

  14. ztvmid says: May 28, 2011 1:26 PM

    P.O.S.

  15. hobartbaker says: May 28, 2011 1:38 PM

    Aqib denied threatening to punch Billings “all the way to Montana”.

  16. steelhammer92 says: May 28, 2011 1:38 PM

    siggy00 says: May 28, 2011 1:13 PM

    4-6 games for Talib.

    ———————————

    More like 4-6 years for Talib.

  17. imsmartandyouarenot says: May 28, 2011 1:57 PM

    Godmother Talib and her hitman son BOTH fired at the guy and NEITHER hit him.

    At least Plaxico shot himself, these two bumblers couldn’t even do that!

  18. justanotherdummy says: May 28, 2011 2:01 PM

    Wow, that is some family dynamic. Mom rolling on her kid (a grown man, responsible for his own actions). Apparently thast apple fell straight down, didn’t get far from the tree. Sad and avoidable for everybody involved.

  19. denverhighrize says: May 28, 2011 2:39 PM

    The Talib family seems to exude class. It’s not like they actually hit anyone with a bullet, just a friendly game of shoot to scare.

  20. duanethomas says: May 28, 2011 2:39 PM

    elisnopunkbitch says:
    May 28, 2011 12:29 PM
    Ok, so if Plex did 2 years for accidentally shooting himself in his own leg, this piece of sh1t needs to get put on Death Row, and no I’m not talking about Ice Cube’s label “Def Roe”, I mean lined up to fry in the chair, and that’s just for the attempted MURDER he tried to commit, what about the pistol whipping, I assume he should get no less than 2 years for that one.
    What a scumb@g, if it weren’t for the fact that these animals were stellar athletes these dullards would be sittin in Compton smoking a J with Dr. Dre, and busting caps to stay alive, it really is pathetic that anyone looks up to these chumps!

    What an stereotype you are: Ice Cube’s Death Roe? Lol. Animals? Borderline racist. “sitting in Compton” lol….all black players are from Compton??? “Dr.Dre smoking a J”??? All of those are wrong, stereotypes, mixed up, stupid statements….You sir are a idiot bigot. At least get your references correct……

  21. nabz034 says: May 28, 2011 3:08 PM

    Some people are so stupid.

    Let this be a lesson learned people, when arrested your life will litterally be ruined if you dont ask for your lawyer.

    His mother’s comment is going to be his downfall becuase if she said nothing they both could have claimed the 5th ammendment and had about 100 times better chances of getting off with a slap on the wrist.

    I dont think its right but I do know its a fact and its our legal system.

  22. abninf says: May 28, 2011 3:21 PM

    Momma violated the no snitch rule. Talib be coming after her, yo.

  23. hedleykow says: May 28, 2011 3:31 PM

    If it weren’t for the minor detail of having to do time in the pen for capping your sister’s boyfriend, there would certainly be a lot more bullet hole sporting ex-boyfriends around.

    That’s what makes us a civilized society, right? Not shooting the 15 trillion guns in this country, opposed to shooting them, makes us civilized?

  24. TxGrown says: May 28, 2011 3:32 PM

    duanethomas whined:
    “You sir are a idiot bigot. At least get your references correct……”
    ——————————————————————————
    He doesn’t have too…this family lived up to them.

  25. schmitty2 says: May 28, 2011 3:33 PM

    I wonder if they offer Sunday ticket in the Pokey

  26. imsmartandyouarenot says: May 28, 2011 3:39 PM

    @duanethomas

    It is not against the law to be racist or a bigot. In fact it is elisnopunkb88ch’s right to be either IF he/she chooses.

    However, you like to stick your nose into other peoples comments and business continually. I know you are a proplayer lackey, but geez, you are so uninformed and your opinions are absurd.

  27. snccoach says: May 28, 2011 3:58 PM

    Tank Johnson says firearms are bad, they bring bad energy into the locker room….he would never do that….oh wait.

  28. spartaninnh says: May 28, 2011 4:47 PM

    Rosenthal (and nabzo34), this statement will not “be a problem” for Talib unless and until his mother takes the stand and repeats it to his face, and in front of the jury, at trial. It is otherwise hearsay and the jury will never hear it.

    Big whoop, in other words, unless mom cops a plea that includes testifying against him, an unlikelihood given the severity of the charges against her — although stranger things have happened.

  29. krow101 says: May 28, 2011 6:50 PM

    Thanks Mom…

  30. heywoodjablome says: May 28, 2011 7:04 PM

    @ montsta – Nice one sir.

  31. nabz034 says: May 28, 2011 7:55 PM

    @spartaninnh

    You’re wrong. There is a reason why Miranda rights are read when you’re arrested and why you’re given the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.

    rosenthals article doesn’t say what she said is heresay, it says what she said was told to the police meaning whether she says it again in the court the lawyer will read it to a jury and she’ll be asked whether she said it or not.

  32. theblowtorchreview says: May 28, 2011 9:05 PM

    Aqib….Okolo………what country are these people from?

    “Snitches get Stiches”………does that include your momma?

  33. spartaninnh says: May 28, 2011 10:02 PM

    @nabzo34

    Wrong twice. Miranda warnings are given so the State can introduce your statement against YOU, not against other people (that’s what makes it hearsay — an out-of-court statement proffered for the truth of the matter asserted). Check out Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004), if you doubt me.

    Fortunately, Talib no doubt has lawyers who have already read it, so no worries there.

  34. gbfanforever says: May 28, 2011 11:53 PM

    Too bad for Talib he’s not Dick Cheney, in which case the victim would be forced to make a public apology to Talib (allegedly).

    Also, this is an alleged crime in which few details are clear. When a certain QB was the focus of police investigation into a sexual assault last year, many fans (like myself) blasted him because he’s a loser with a loser past which led them to believe the accusations. Many other fans supported the QB with the ammunition that enough evidence for a conviction was lacking. My question is, where are the fans defending Talib against the accusations? He has the same level of loser past as Ben after all.

  35. godofwine330 says: May 29, 2011 12:07 AM

    A good mother would have taken the time for her son in that situation. Nobody will ever know what truly happened, but she could have said, “It was me. I did it. Leave my son out of it.” She didn’t. When Aqib Talib was a kid she stabbed a woman who that she owed money because she didn’t want to pay it back. He is far from an angel, but she is a bad influence and always has been. She missed on a chance for once in her life to do give her kid a break and she blew it.

    Great job, mom.

  36. frankdatank23 says: May 29, 2011 1:03 AM

    makes me think of the grandma from Dont be a
    Menace!

  37. jtfris says: May 29, 2011 8:45 AM

    Possible Defenses at this point?

    Hunting accident, ala Dick Cheney, probably not allowed in the city limits.

    Self Defense, Castle Doctrine, might work but not with mom talking.

    Maybe there were two guns and all Aquib did was hold on to one while mom shot the other? Thats it, check the grassy knoll, someone else was shooting.

  38. TheBucMan says: May 30, 2011 12:12 AM

    Please move this team from thees hillbilly fans so it can continue to get better the fans in this sh1thole town suck and love to break the law left and right the point fingers to look like they know something about what they say Im sorry that the Bucs have to hear this crap

  39. MossMoon2Packers says: May 30, 2011 11:04 AM

    I’m not suggesting that we excuse Talib and his mother for their actions — they should suffer the consequences for their criminal acts. But, what about the fact that America has pathetically-weak gun “control” laws and a culture which idolizes guns in movies, TV, music, etc.? Weren’t the Talibs’ actions, to some significant extent, influenced by all that? Shouldn’t gun manufacturers, pro-gun proponents, politicians and entertainers bear a good part of the responsibility for incidents such as those involving the Talibs? I definitely think so.

  40. mississippibred says: Jun 1, 2011 3:05 AM

    you are always solely responsible for your own actions…. to suggest otherwise is to further incourage this hippie ‘video games caused columbine’ thinking. Teaching people they can transfer responsibility for their actions is more to blame than any of the supposed things people would transfer blame too.

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