The Patriots had concerns about signing cornerback Aqib Talib to a long-term, big money deal due to a history of off-field issues that may have surfaced once he got a bunch of money. While he’d managed to stay out of trouble for the last couple of years while chasing a big contract, what would happen when he finally got paid by the Broncos?
So far, nothing. Contrary to the claims made on Twitter by the Dallas Police Department.
The Dallas Police Department contends that Aqib Talib was arrested for public intoxication at a Dallas night club early Sunday. Per the Dallas Police Department, Aqib Talib was throwing bottles and creating a disturbance, prompting authorities to conclude he was a danger to himself and others.
Per agent Todd France, it wasn’t Aqib. It was Aqib’s brother, Yaqub. As of this posting, Aqib is in bed; Yaqub remains in custody.
And the Dallas Police Department continues to claim they’ve arrested Aqib.
UPDATE 12:00 p.m. ET: The Dallas Police Department has issued an appropriate retraction and correction.