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Dallas Police Department retracts claim that Aqib Talib was arrested

On Sunday morning, the Dallas Police Department made a big splash on Twitter with the “#BREAKING” news that Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib had been arrested for public intoxication after throwing bottles at a Dallas club.

The only problem?  It wasn’t him.

The Dallas Police Department finally has reversed course, admitting what agent Todd France told PFT earlier in the hour — that the man arrested in Yaqub Talib and not Aqib Talib.

#BREAKING CORRECTION – Yaqub Talib 31yrs old was arrested,” Dallas Police Department Major Max Geron said on Twitter.  “My apologies to Aqib Talib. Original information reported was incorrect.”

Of course it was.  But why and how did it happen?  Geron hasn’t addressed that yet.  And he possibly won’t.

Until, that is, his deposition in Aqib’s potential civil lawsuit.

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45 Responses to “Dallas Police Department retracts claim that Aqib Talib was arrested”
  1. Brandon in Northwest Suburbia says: Jun 29, 2014 12:00 PM


  2. doctorrustbelt says: Jun 29, 2014 12:05 PM

    REMEMBER: Bogus last second pass interference call against Cleveland that gifted home field advantage and a playoff bye to the patriots

  3. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jun 29, 2014 12:10 PM

    Why are the Dallas Police so quickly, and excitedly, bragging about who they arrest? If this is Joe Blow, which frankly it turned out to be, do they do the same thing?

  4. dabears2485 says: Jun 29, 2014 12:12 PM

    Police more interested in headlines than the truth? Nah….couldn’t be.

  5. bonnovi says: Jun 29, 2014 12:12 PM

    I don’t think it’s that hard to tell the names “Yaqub” and “Aqib” apart.

  6. eaglesfan290 says: Jun 29, 2014 12:14 PM

    Cue the Lawsuit

    Where do I go to get my reputation back?

    50 Mil will do it.

  7. joeflaccoallday says: Jun 29, 2014 12:17 PM

    Talib should defiantly sue.

  8. cpitch12 says: Jun 29, 2014 12:18 PM

    if it dont fit ….you must Aqib ..I mean aquit!!!!!

  9. 1952vikefan says: Jun 29, 2014 12:18 PM

    You say tomato I say tomato a talib is a talib any way you pronounce it

  10. imnotsorryisaidthat says: Jun 29, 2014 12:24 PM

    Its just a small leap to executing the wrong man in this country!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. demolition510 says: Jun 29, 2014 12:28 PM

    You guys should know why they broke it. Every person wants to be the 1st to break something. They don’t car about facts anymore.

  12. ariani1985 says: Jun 29, 2014 12:30 PM

    I thought only packers got arrested in Texas?

  13. suckittrebek76 says: Jun 29, 2014 12:35 PM

    I’m a little uncomfortable with law enforcement agencies having twitter accounts where they brag about arrests. Bad idea.

  14. coloradofort says: Jun 29, 2014 12:36 PM

    Its Dallas……no need for any further discussion.

  15. denverwally says: Jun 29, 2014 12:42 PM

    Just a matter of time until…

  16. dalcow4 says: Jun 29, 2014 12:45 PM

    Disgusting. This is a disturbing trend which has gotten worse over the last several years. Police Depts fall all over themselves publicizing arrests and possible involvement of athletes and other famous people.

  17. chawkup says: Jun 29, 2014 12:46 PM

    Geeze, with this sort of incompetence, you’d think that Jerry Jones ran the Dallas Police Department too.

  18. montrealraider says: Jun 29, 2014 12:54 PM

    Dont get the bragging about arrests in general either…

  19. 4grammarpolice says: Jun 29, 2014 12:55 PM

    On an unrelated topic, Cliff Branch was better than Lynn Swann .

  20. dickshotdogs says: Jun 29, 2014 12:55 PM

    Take the high road and accept the DPD’s apology, Aqib. You will look even bigger in doing so. Seriously. In this litigious society we live in, it would really be a breath of fresh air, and I truly believe you’d come out a better man. Good luck, friend.

  21. ravensrunthenfl says: Jun 29, 2014 12:57 PM

    Jimmy smith and lardarius webb>talib

  22. whatevnfl says: Jun 29, 2014 12:59 PM

    Hope you didn’t reset the arrest count.

  23. californiaqid says: Jun 29, 2014 1:08 PM

    Aqib, sue Dallas. Idiots like this is one of the reasons I left my home state of Texas. ARREST RECORDS SHOULD NOT BE PUBLIC INFORMATION. THIS IS JIM CROW.

  24. mikep363839 says: Jun 29, 2014 1:13 PM

    Being from Dallas I’m not surprised at all they would leap to any conclusion that involves attention..hence the sorry Cowboys

  25. lingsun54 says: Jun 29, 2014 1:47 PM

    Stuff happens. It’s an easy mixup.

  26. lingsun54 says: Jun 29, 2014 1:48 PM

    Plus, with Talib’s rap sheet, it’s an easy mistake.

  27. lingsun54 says: Jun 29, 2014 1:49 PM

    And is it possible to damage his reputation by saying he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly???

  28. bsizemore68 says: Jun 29, 2014 1:50 PM

    What do we expect from the Dallas police dept. They must get there orders from there dumb ass Governor. Bill

  29. raiderapologist says: Jun 29, 2014 1:52 PM

    Bragging on twitter about misdemeanor arrests seems a bit lame.

  30. gadgetdawg says: Jun 29, 2014 1:57 PM

    The fact that a civil lawsuit is possible for a mistake this simple is more proof the legal system is broken.

  31. surfinbird1 says: Jun 29, 2014 2:00 PM

    Anybody in their right mind should know it’s not Aqib. There is no way he’s leaving all that weed in Denver. He needs that medicine for his bad hip.

  32. officialgame says: Jun 29, 2014 2:04 PM

    Oh brother, must have been hanging with Marcus Vick.

  33. purplengold says: Jun 29, 2014 2:36 PM

    Cue the Keystone Kops theme music, great photo.

  34. craniator says: Jun 29, 2014 2:41 PM

    When you have a mooselim name , there are lots of other people with the same name , or similar names. Just sayin’.

  35. bradyisyourdaddy says: Jun 29, 2014 3:06 PM

    Revis > Talib

    NE > Denver

    Brady > Manning

  36. spankmarley says: Jun 29, 2014 3:23 PM

    Was Romo there?

  37. bux1022 says: Jun 29, 2014 3:30 PM

    Easy mix up for the pigmently challenged. Seems like y’all are the only ones that make that mistake!!

  38. pillowporkers says: Jun 29, 2014 5:47 PM

    Another Texas city arresting an NFL player for no reason? Weird.

  39. revskip says: Jun 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    Fire everyone involved. Police should be preventing crime, not posting on twitter.

  40. channer81 says: Jun 29, 2014 6:37 PM

    I can see why its a good thing for law enforcement to have a twitter account in the case of missing person’s/children and possible updates, emergency situations, informing us of new laws that affect us or other informational situations but yea boasting that you think you busted a CB of an opposing team?

  41. taintedsaints2009 says: Jun 29, 2014 6:42 PM

    shoot first, question later

  42. 941bucs says: Jun 29, 2014 10:05 PM

    Dude, I had to post just to admire the photo from this guessing that its this years photo op from the police department this year?

  43. thetooloftools says: Jun 30, 2014 12:13 AM

    Maybe Dallas police should worry about arresting Cowboys players – along with that dude on the grassy knoll.

  44. nobreak1269 says: Jun 30, 2014 12:24 AM

    Typical texans-thinking they are bigshots when they are actually little worms.

  45. bearsfan4life says: Jun 30, 2014 8:34 AM

    Instead of the citizens being on the hook for what should be a law suit, why not have monies won taken from the police pensions?

    Certainly they’d be less likely to kill random dogs or kidnap random people or break down the wrong doors with their Special Weapons Assault Teams.

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