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Talib is continuing to work out with Bucs teammates

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With his football future up in the air and his world seemingly crashing around him, Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib is getting back to what he knows.

Talib has been working out with his Bucs teammates on the football field despite a pending legal case that could send him and his mother to jail.

“He’s been coming out and he looks great; he’s in great shape, and he’s in great spirits,’’ Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman said of Talib to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. “Obviously our prayers are with him with what he’s going through right now. But he’s a hell of a football player so we hope to have him back and hope everything works out for him.”

Talib is perhaps the most gifted player on the roster other than Freeman, but the Bucs have to plan for life without him.  Talib has lined up at cornerback and wide receiver at the informal sessions and Freeman says he’s been the “high energy” guy he always is.

It remains to be seen if Talib is able to use that energy on the field in 2011.

He faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and figures to be suspended by the league at some point, no matter how his legal issues plays out.

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9 Responses to “Talib is continuing to work out with Bucs teammates”
  1. seneca1ss says: Jun 15, 2011 10:46 AM

    Aqib makes the Pro Bowl this season as a Buc. the Moral Police
    ass-umed he’d get cut (what would you do if someone is beating your sister?

  2. WingT says: Jun 15, 2011 11:04 AM

    If Plaxico Burress spends 2 years in prison for his antics , then Aquib better start packing for the “big house” and plan on an extended stay.

  3. hit2hurt says: Jun 15, 2011 11:04 AM

    We’ll see if the Bucs try to clean up their image from such a horrible offseason of so many players and front office employees alike being in trouble with the law.. I persinally think they’ll keep him though!

    “Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib is getting back to what he knows”

    Assault?? Battery?? Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon??

  4. joetoronto says: Jun 15, 2011 11:44 AM

    “Obviously our prayers are with him with what he’s going through right now.”

    Um, he’s NOT a victim here, Freeman.

    Unreal.

  5. simplesimon1 says: Jun 15, 2011 12:53 PM

    seneca1ss says:
    “Aqib makes the Pro Bowl this season as a Buc. the Moral Police
    ass-umed he’d get cut (what would you do if someone is beating your sister?”

    Are you insane? First of all, the idea that he was “protecting” his sister from abuse is all hearsay which is only being reported by fans of Talib. There has been no report of such an alleged incident of abuse from his brother in law.

    Next, he isn’t able to be cut because of the CBA problems.

    Lastly, this isn’t a one time thing with Talib. It has been continuous since coming into the league. He got in a fight at the rookie symposium, then he beat up a cab driver, then there were many reports of unrest with his own team, then this event. He’s not a victim here. He pistol whipped a guy and then, allegedly, him and his mother took shots with the same gun at the brother in law. Know why most accept this version of events? Because Talib has proven no credibility in his short career.

    The more you caudal young men and make excuses for these types of actions, the more they feel they can get away with them. Notice the escalation of problems he’s had? It has gotten worse.

    Everybody deserves his day in court. He’ll get his.

    Lastly, you asked what others would do if they were in the same position as Talib, assuming his brother in law was beating his sister. Well, I’d certainly be smarter than to pull out a gun and help momma shoot him. You could try phoning the police next time and file a report. You know, the way the brother in law did.

  6. tbf22 says: Jun 15, 2011 12:59 PM

    joetoronto says: Jun 15, 2011 11:44 AM

    “Obviously our prayers are with him with what he’s going through right now.”

    Um, he’s NOT a victim here, Freeman.

    Unreal.

    ———————————–

    Actually Joe, His sister was the victim of an abusive relationship. Talib was only protecting his sister…

  7. vdogg says: Jun 15, 2011 1:50 PM

    Tank Johnson was suspended 8 games when he was with the Bears for a situation involving a firearm. This scumbag was (allegedly) shooting at someone….suspension? Is this really what we are discussing here? How about – “Have a nice life, good luck in prison.”……? Athletes like this walk around with such a sense of entitlement, of course he’s your “high energy” guy Freeman! He is still walking the streets without a care in the world unlike any one of us who would be locked up waiting for trial at this point.

  8. simplesimon1 says: Jun 15, 2011 3:10 PM

    I have to comment once more on this.

    To seneca1ss and tbf22:

    Both of you, and I’ve heard other Bucs fans state what you are as well, have said he was sticking up for his sister who was being abused in her relationship.

    First, that still does not give any human being the right to take the law into their own hands. Especially when both the mother and son have been less than ideal citizens throughout their life to begin with.

    Secondly, where are you and others finding this information anyways? I haven’t seen this reported anywhere. Please give a link to an actual report, not just hearsay from other Bucs fans who desperately want to believe Talib is innocent or had justification to do what he did. Please provide any links you have because the majority of the world hasn’t heard of it aside from the Bucs fan base and other sympathizers.

  9. tbf22 says: Jun 15, 2011 11:01 PM

    I had another post… it must have been deleted by the mods….

    “When police arrived, Billings was found outside of the home. Billings was listed as a suspect in a disturbance at the home earlier in the day. He was taken into custody for the earlier incident and charged with assault and interference with an emergency phone call, police said.”

    this is an excerpt from a TBO article titled: “Bucs’ Aqib Talib faces felony charge”

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