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Talib’s lawyer says case won’t be resolved soon

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If Aqib Talib was hoping for a quick resolution to his legal problems, his lawyer has some disappointing news for him.

Talib is facing felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a March 21 shooting, and lawyer Frank Perez told Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times that the case likely won’t be resolved until after the 2011 season.

“Right now, if I requested a trial, it would be late November at the earliest and most likely it would be next year,” Perez said.

Perez is still hoping to get the case dismissed.  If it’s not, Talib will spend the rest of 2011 waiting for a trial to start in 2012.

That raises questions about Talib’s status for the 2011 NFL season.  There can be no league discipline until the lockout ends, but with felony charges hanging over him, there’s a good chance Talib won’t play at all in 2011, either because NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspends him or because the Bucs could cut him and no other team would want the headaches Talib would bring with him.

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11 Responses to “Talib’s lawyer says case won’t be resolved soon”
  1. vetdana says: Jun 19, 2011 9:00 AM

    He made his bed….now its time to sleep in it.

  2. jw731 says: Jun 19, 2011 9:24 AM

    Lawyers get paid by the hour, correct?…I’m sure he has no problem with the right to a speedy trial, taking over a year…..And as with most NFL players wearing orange jumpsuits, nothing gets serious til Dungy gets involved……

  3. abninf says: Jun 19, 2011 9:48 AM

    After he gets out of prison maybe Dungy will mentor him and the Eagles will sign him.

  4. beckzhere says: Jun 19, 2011 10:00 AM

    Unfortunently, this guy has way too much talent for all 32 teams to ignore. Luckily, there are still teams that demand a high character level who won’t even give him a second thought. Our hard earned tax dollars will house and feed this chump in the slammer.

  5. jimmysee says: Jun 19, 2011 11:08 AM

    jw731 says:
    Jun 19, 2011 9:24 AM
    Lawyers get paid by the hour, correct?…I’m sure he has no problem with the right to a speedy trial, taking over a year…..And as with most NFL players wearing orange jumpsuits, nothing gets serious til Dungy gets involved……

    ————————————————————

    Actually, that’s not correct.

    Because of the (cough, cough) nature of their clients, and the uncertainty of getting paid after the disposition of the case, criminal defense lawyers tend to charge a flat fee covering all aspects of the defense (except maybe experts, investigators, and lab costs) payable in advance, at the time the lawyer accepts the case.

    That fee covers everything, soup to nuts, up to the jury verdict (NOT the appeal).

  6. schmitty2 says: Jun 19, 2011 12:22 PM

    Based on his picture I’m shocked he wasn’t popped for being under the influence of narcotics. I’ve haven seen a stoned look like that since I watched “Friday” last

  7. FinFan68 says: Jun 19, 2011 12:36 PM

    They should just make a provision that states that a player/owner/team executive/coach charged with a felony (not person of interest–actually formally charged) is suspended until the disposition of the case. I understand that they are “innocent until proven guilty” but felony charges are not usually brought about unless the cops and lawyers are pretty darn sure they will win the case. Some get off on a technicality, some bargain to a lesser charge, but few are found to be “innocent”. The league and the player’s association/union need to get serious on preventing these types of incidents. The charges bring discredit on the league and most of the guys that get into these situations are morons who believe they are above the law. They need to be held accountable and that needs to start with their peers/employers because family/friends are often part of the problem.

  8. tbf22 says: Jun 19, 2011 1:43 PM

    @finfan

    Ray Lewis was arrested for murder…

    “Lewis claimed that the prosecution knew he was not involved in the murder but chose to go ahead with the case anyway, saying “You don’t care if I’m guilty or not. You gonna make sure I go to jail for life.””

    Lewis made a plea deal and was off the hook for the murder. infact ever person charged in the case was let off. No person went to jail for the high profile case.

  9. childressrulz says: Jun 19, 2011 5:21 PM

    This guy is a total POS as is his entire family. I am so grateful my team doesn’t tolerate losers like this.

  10. theblowtorchreview says: Jun 19, 2011 10:08 PM

    Well let’s see, he could speed things up considerably by telling the truth and confessing.

    The Eagles will be waiting!

    The dude does look like he was hittin the chronic in his mug shot.

  11. silkyjohnson937 says: Jun 23, 2011 6:47 PM

    Is ANY court case EVER resolved soon? Seriously?

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