Report: Police have concluded Aqib Talib shot himself

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Dallas police have reportedly wrapped up their investigation into Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib’s gunshot wound in June, and concluded Talib shot himself.

That has been widely suspected since shortly after the incident, and now Rebecca Lopez of WFAA TV reports that police have wrapped up their investigation and concluded that Talib shot himself.

As PFT reported last month, no one who was in a position to see what happened was willing to talk to police, so the investigation has been quiet. The NFL has not ruled out disciplining Talib under the personal-conduct policy, but there has been no indication that a suspension is planned.

Talib suffered only a minor injury to his leg and has started all four games for the Broncos this season.

89 responses to “Report: Police have concluded Aqib Talib shot himself

  1. Only comparable situation I can think of is Plaxico. Technically, he was never suspended by the NFL. The Giants suspended him for the final 4 games of the season, and he plead guilty before the next season started. So the NFL never actually suspended him

  2. Great, .there goes the rest of Brady’s season. As a former team mate he had to be generally aware Talib is an idiot.
    How did it take the cops so long to figure out a shot that passed through a thigh and into calf could pretty much only been self inflicted?

  3. How is it that he has avoided any sort of unjust punishment? Answer…. the team he plays for.

  4. Let’s see if Roger upholds the “integrity” of the game….. If being generally aware that footballs lose air pressure in colder temperatures warrants a four game suspension then Talib should have to forfeit a testicle and sit out the rest of the season for discharging a handgun in a public establishment.

  5. I hope Talib doesn’t receive a suspension, getting shot should be enough. Talib’s situation is different than Plaxico Burress in that Burress was in a packed nightclub and essentially endangered others. Also, Texas vs New York gun laws.

  6. Something doesn’t add up. If they concluded he shot himself then he would be subject to prosecution as an intoxicated person in possession of a firearm. So he either shot himself but the lack of evidence and witnesses leaves the police with nowhere to go… Or the report is bogus. He probably did it. I love Qib but he’s not exactly smart.

  7. Suspend him for the month of December so the Patriots can beat them and take the number one seed in the playoffs. We’ll see if this defense can win in Foxborough in January since they are bragging they are one of the best of all times.

  8. His former employer knew he had a problem and didn’t offer intervention or help, they just let him go. Dock the Patriots 2 games for that.

  9. He’s a Donk, one of vile Goodell’s little darlings

    They’ll be awarded the draft pick stolen from the Pats for Talib’s “pain and suffering”

  10. Not surprised at all- I find it fascinating however that I’ve not seen a single article or blurb stating that Talib had a licensed firearm in his possession which if he didn’t would be an automatic multiple game suspension. Hmmmmm,m….

  11. Feel bad for Talib…the dude shot himself! It couldn’t have felt good and it’s a punishment for being stupid.

    The bigger issue is New York sending Plax-the man that won the state of New York the super bowl-to jail for shooting HIMSELF. It’s like a 16 year old kid tellin the cops his parents have a little weed on em a couple months after them buying the kid a car

  12. Goodell is not going to do anything about this.

    Anyone who has watched a Broncos game the last few years knows that for whatever reason, the Broncos are now the NFL’s darlings.

    Seriously, watch any Broncos game and take note of how often they benefit from shady calls by the refs. Seems anytime they are in danger, a flag or two or three appear out of nowhere to save them. It’s usually either a fortuitously timed defensive holding or pass interference call to keep a drive going, or conversely, a holding call on the other team’s offense to squelch a drive.

    Preferential treatment both on and off the field.

  13. Why would he be suspended? He did not violate any gun laws in the state he was in. He shot himself on accident.

    If you can be suspended for being dumb, I guess he wins.

    Plaxico spent time in jail for violating NYC gun laws. Not for shooting himself.

  14. Cheddar Bob…haha. That is funny! On a side note… why do black folk never want to talk to the police about an incident they witnessed? Is that obstruction of justice? Curious.

  15. Aqib has already stated he is willing to blatantly cheat and pay a fine whether it’s to win a SuperBowl or get away with shooting himself. Can you imagine how many people he had to pay off to shut down that crime scene. All the witnesses, all the blood that had to be cleaned up, the hospital staff that had to be paid off so as to contaminate the tox screen. It would have been a lot more too if he had to pay off those involved with the “independent NFL investigation”. But he plays for the Broncos, so of course he got a pass.
    Well at least we can be thankful that he is a lot more mature today than when he first entered the NFL.

  16. Pats trolls are out in force. Sorry losers, no criminal charges were filed, no one else was endangered, it’s not against the law to shoot yourself, it didn’t affect game scores, etc. Yes, the NFL will probably hit him with something, but no one knows when or how much so save your gloating.

    I’m sure tommy is looking forward to eating more Mile High turf when he visits again, of course he might have an “injury” and not be able to play that game.

    Meanwhile, back to polishing our SB50 trophy.

  17. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Oct 4, 2016 8:04 PM
    Suspend him for the month of December so the Patriots can beat them and take the number one seed in the playoffs. We’ll see if this defense can win in Foxborough in January since they are bragging they are one of the best of all times.
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    Nice of a Pats fan to finally concede that they can’t beat us unless our ranks are depleted. They were undefeated when they faced us last year and lost. As usual they complained about the refs and their injuries and bragged that the rematch would be different when they were at full strength. We beat them up again and it wasn’t until we lost our safeties that they started their comeback. So now you realize that if some of our guys are out, you’ll have a chance. Appreciate the compliment.

  18. The difference may be that Buress violated NYC gun laws. Talib’s incident wasn’t very smart but may not have violated any laws. Unless he gave false information.

  19. patsrule59 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 8:45 PM
    Goodell is not going to do anything about this.

    Anyone who has watched a Broncos game the last few years knows that for whatever reason, the Broncos are now the NFL’s darlings.

    Seriously, watch any Broncos game and take note of how often they benefit from shady calls by the refs. Seems anytime they are in danger, a flag or two or three appear out of nowhere to save them. It’s usually either a fortuitously timed defensive holding or pass interference call to keep a drive going, or conversely, a holding call on the other team’s offense to squelch a drive.

    Preferential treatment both on and off the field.
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    I do watch the games. And I watched you guys hold Von Miller all game and only got called once and that was when he was pulled down by his mask inches from Brady so they had to call it. I also see Gronk push off on slmost every pass play and even though he gets called for it more than anyone else it’s still only a fraction of the times he does it. He employs the Seahawk model of committing the same foul every play and daring the refs to call it and repeatedly stop play.

    You can’t have it both ways.

  20. thejesusofcool says:
    Oct 4, 2016 7:56 PM
    If he had a license to carry, no crime was committed.

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    If he had been drinking and carrying, there most certainly was a crime committed. But I guess he was probably drinking a coke outside a strip club at 3:30 in the morning?

  21. Move along folks, nothing too here roger our dictator I mean our league president likes Denver and will only hand down a suspension to Brady if he can prove Brady was generally aware that talon shot himself

    Bet you goodwill does nothing

  22. They can’t convict him cuz of lack of evidence and witnesses. So they won’t charge him. So as long as Talib sticks to his story and evokes his 5th amendment right. NFL can’t do nothing to him that he won’t win on appeal. .

  23. Witness’s refused to talk to police? Hmmmmm, when the police don’t cooperate and cover for one another during an investigation, a certain segment of American society screams their lungs out about a blue shield.
    The gate swings both ways.

  24. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Oct 4, 2016 8:04 PM
    Suspend him for the month of December so the Patriots can beat them and take the number one seed in the playoffs. We’ll see if this defense can win in Foxborough in January since they are bragging they are one of the best of all times

    Does the name Roby mean anything? He’ll cover long enough to let the wrecking crew trash TB. Again. Avg QBR of 69 when playing Denver. Did Tom practice throwing flat on his back?

  25. The police can’t get a conviction. All they can say is we think he probably shot himself. I doubt that is enough to suspend him.

    If so it won’t be until next season now.

  26. If you’re gonna roll with a round in the pipe, for the safety of others use the safety selector or learn how to operate a Glock.

  27. While both acts are stupid, and shooting yourself is never fun. Talib did not commit a crime and Burres did.

    Having a concealed weapon on his person in a city that has made conceal carry without a permit illegal.

    Having a gun on you in Texas is damn near required, you are issued one with your rental car when visiting. Talib broke no laws and accidentallly shot himself, like a tard.

    Dumb, stupid act for sure. No suspension is needed unless it is determined he was doing something illegal at the time, which I have not seen evidence of yet.

  28. IN 2011 he was charged with firing a gun at his sister’s boyfriend. 2016 he shoots himself while in a park but “was too intoxicated” too remember. Real piece of work this guy is. Your so Sfaced you don’t remember shooting yourself in public? Either you were trying to shoot at somebody else or your truly a dummy. Keep kneeling or raising your fists, lives matter so much your out drunk with a loaded gun. If he was still a Patriot he would be suspended for season, Pats fined 2 mil, Bill fined 1 mil, and team forfites entire 2017 draft. I’m sure he won’t miss a game.

  29. rodgerstonelson says:
    Oct 4, 2016 8:53 PM
    “Why would he be suspended? He did not violate any gun laws in the state he was in. He shot himself on accident.

    If you can be suspended for being dumb, I guess he wins.

    Plaxico spent time in jail for violating NYC gun laws. Not for shooting himself.”

    Maybe “conduct detrimental to the league”. Another moron out drunk with a loaded weapon legal or not is bad PR. He fully admits he didn’t “remember ” what happened. So he was overly intoxicated and shoots himself in public or like in 2011 he was trying to shoot at someone else. Either way it’s “conduct detrimental to the league”. Tom Brady was suspended for much less even after actual science disproved any of the what he supposedly did. League lossed in court and appealed on grounds that it didn’t matter whether Brady did it or not CBA allowed Goodell to administer punishment.

  30. Why would he be suspended? He did not violate any gun laws in the state he was in. He shot himself on accident.

    He most certainly did break recently changed Laws in Texas, possession of a fire arm in a business that serve alcohol, discharging a fire arm, shooting himself, failure to provide answers to interrogation regarding a felony.

    And we haven’t heard what the NFL will have to say. My guess as a behavior repeat offender maybe 10 games suspension

  31. “Seriously, watch any Broncos game and take note of how often they benefit from shady calls by the refs. Seems anytime they are in danger, a flag or two or three appear out of nowhere to save them. It’s usually either a fortuitously timed defensive holding or pass interference call to keep a drive going, or conversely, a holding call on the other team’s offense to squelch a drive.

    Preferential treatment both on and off the field.”

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    well as they say, if you don’t fix your games, someone else will.

    pretty sure roger has a good idea who will win.

  32. why did it take this long to complete the investigation? was Talib not cooperative? did he tell a different story then the eventual truth? obstruction of justice? integrity of the game?

  33. rodgerstonelson says:
    Oct 4, 2016 8:53 PM
    Why would he be suspended? He did not violate any gun laws in the state he was in. He shot himself on accident.

    If you can be suspended for being dumb, I guess he wins.

    Plaxico spent time in jail for violating NYC gun laws. Not for shooting himself.

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    Discharging a weapon in a public location does not violate gun laws? Please child….

  34. Why do these guys feel the need to carry in the first place? What are they up to off the field where you need a gun? I know they can’t babysit everyone ,but this is not Talib’s first time in trouble. Lots of guys fit into his category. They sure keep the police busy….

  35. Ron Jull says:
    Oct 5, 2016 9:07 AM
    Aren’t these the same cops that said Oswald shot Kennedy?

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    Seeing as most, if not all of them were not even born when that happened….I doubt it.

  36. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Ok, now that that is out of the way, I am going to give an opinion where I know I am in the minority. I don’t think this guy should be suspended, even if he broke the law. I don’t tune in to watch solid citizens, I tune in to watch football. Does that mean I excuse bad behavior? No, it means we have a criminal justice system in this country. It’s their job to punish this guy, if he is a criminal. I am perfectly comfortable in letting people do their job.

  37. No different than JPP blowing off his finger. If he didn’t break the law, no suspension. Why any athlete making millions would even risk their livelihood and life on something so stupid is beyond me. But you can’t suspend for being stupid.

  38. cmon. we all know the donkeys get the goodell nod. look at how many games they have been bailed out by the refs. hell, wouldnt have even been in the playoffs last year without zebra support.
    its funny because they are a damn good team, just not a great team. what gives them that “edge” also wears whits and black stripes. the delusional blind homer fanbase actually believes the hype. its nothing more than a way for the WWNFL to make money.
    now with all that said
    talib – lied to the police, was drunk with a firearm. even if it was a legal firearm, you cannot discharge in public or be in possesion while under the influence.
    at a minimum he is guilty by his own admission on BOTH counts.
    so roger…
    now what?
    talk about just one more litmus test on the integrity of the nfl.
    they cant pretend that the refs missed the call, or apologize after the game is already rigged and say they made a mistake.
    this time its in black and white, a crime has been committed by an idiot with a really bad track record.

    cmon roger.
    its all about the integrity of the league, right??

  39. Get off it Pats fans.
    Your boy didn’t do time for deflating footballs;
    he did time for destroying his cell phone and basically telling the league to go eff itself during the investigation.

    Your boy served four for acting entitled and above league law. Quit acting so confused about the whole thing.

  40. It’s amazing how Facebook lawyers there are on here from Denver saying “so what he didn’t break the law”. Apparently they missed that class that says you can’t discharge a firearm in public, or you can’t have a loaded weapon in a drinking establishment, you can’t be in possession of a firearm when your intoxicated, or endangering the public, or how about this one. Even with Texas’s lax gun laws Talib with his many previous convictions of high crimes and misdemeanors Talib couldn’t legally have a conceal/carry permit.

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