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Report: Police have concluded Aqib Talib shot himself

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17:  Aqib Talib #21 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after breaking up a fourth down pass intended for Markus Wheaton #11 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 17, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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  1. dwoofer says: Oct 4, 2016 7:21 PM

    Desparate for Peyton

  2. megnailsit says: Oct 4, 2016 7:22 PM

    But wait, there’s the Plaxico precedent for disciplinary action. Right, right?

  3. sumkat says: Oct 4, 2016 7:24 PM

    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

  4. chippys lost binky says: Oct 4, 2016 7:24 PM

    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?

  5. truevision21 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:24 PM

    Speak for yourself! Defense!

  6. theringisthething says: Oct 4, 2016 7:24 PM

    Suspend him. After all, he used to be a Patriot.

  7. celticsforever says: Oct 4, 2016 7:27 PM

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

  8. kcchefs58 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:27 PM

    He officially joins Plaxico Burress and Cheddar Bob. Priceless

  9. bullcharger says: Oct 4, 2016 7:30 PM

    Would it be fair if he was not disciplined?

  10. wtfisgoingonoutthere says: Oct 4, 2016 7:33 PM

    Bye bye Talib. Enjoy your suspension

  11. patsfan1820 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:34 PM

    I guess sending the police on a wild goose chase isn’t going to be a cause of concern for Aqib Talib.

  12. nfl fan says: Oct 4, 2016 7:38 PM

    That qualifies him for the Plaxico Burress HOF club.

  13. nhpats says: Oct 4, 2016 7:41 PM

    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.

  14. politiciansareallthesame says: Oct 4, 2016 7:42 PM

    This is going to be on ESPNs C’mon man.

  15. milehighcityboss says: Oct 4, 2016 7:42 PM

    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.

  16. milehigh85 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:53 PM

    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.

  17. buccaboo says: Oct 4, 2016 7:53 PM

    Brilliant!

  18. smithdp says: Oct 4, 2016 7:54 PM

    In Texas, gun laws are so lax I think you are required to shoot yourself at least once every three years.

  19. thejesusofcool says: Oct 4, 2016 7:56 PM

    If he had a license to carry, no crime was committed.

  20. 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.

  21. johny248 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:04 PM

    Are they sure that Marvin Harrison wasn’t around?

  22. purplepride11 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:04 PM

    Plaxico only got in trouble because new York is a state with strict gun laws.

  23. nyneal says: Oct 4, 2016 8:05 PM

    Too bad he isn’t a better aim…….

  24. silvernblackpride says: Oct 4, 2016 8:08 PM

    Never ever let children play with guns ……LOL

  25. 345snarkavenue says: Oct 4, 2016 8:10 PM

    It’s clear that cooperating with Roger is far more important than cooperating with authorities.

  26. blynch67 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:14 PM

    The police spokesman was named “Captain Obvious”

  27. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 4, 2016 8:18 PM

    C’mon everyone shoots themselves once in a while, if you’re an all pro CB, you’re forgiven even more.

  28. liongator says: Oct 4, 2016 8:19 PM

    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.

  29. Sinuous Sausage says: Oct 4, 2016 8:22 PM

    Shoot your mouth, Aqib, not yourself.

    Posters contrasting Texas and New York gun laws are exactly right. Even nuns pack heat down here

  30. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:27 PM

    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”

  31. peytonwantsaflag says: Oct 4, 2016 8:32 PM

    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….

  32. chitowngronk says: Oct 4, 2016 8:33 PM

    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

  33. qbarrel says: Oct 4, 2016 8:36 PM

    Dunce.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. xavier179 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:20 PM

    Why was Plaxico Buress punished by the NFL and Talib maybe not?

  37. littleseizures says: Oct 4, 2016 9:22 PM

    Don’t let the liberals hear about this. They may want to make it harder for law abiding citizens to buy guns while criminals will be totally unaffected.

  38. profootball13 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:24 PM

    It’s a shame that Brady Cheated and Opened Up this Ugly Can of Worms………smh……….

  39. veddermn8 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:30 PM

    Isn’t shooting someone carelessly reckless endangerment?

  40. burfictisabeast says: Oct 4, 2016 9:34 PM

    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.

  41. rootpain says: Oct 4, 2016 9:35 PM

    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.

  42. iseek11 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:46 PM

    Hasn’t seem to slow him down any.

  43. eldarknight says: Oct 4, 2016 9:51 PM

    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.

  44. iseek11 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:54 PM

    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.
    ___________

    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.

  45. lowriderfxr says: Oct 4, 2016 10:07 PM

    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.

  46. iseek11 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:12 PM

    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.
    ____________

    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.

  47. fafaflunky says: Oct 4, 2016 10:14 PM

    Seriously. Takib should be suspended. Guns or Weed. Would rather die or get hi.

  48. Blindsquirrelsfindnuts says: Oct 4, 2016 10:26 PM

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

    15 31
    Report comment

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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?

  49. randomcommenter says: Oct 4, 2016 10:33 PM

    These kids and their darn selfies

  50. alltee says: Oct 4, 2016 10:44 PM

    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

  51. buckethead1 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:46 PM

    This is what happens when you’re not having fun playing football anymore….

  52. 8oneanddones says: Oct 4, 2016 10:49 PM

    Goddell will probably suspend him for one series, to be chosen by Talib himself.

  53. 1phillyphan says: Oct 4, 2016 10:55 PM

    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. .

  54. thejesusofcool says: Oct 4, 2016 11:06 PM

    And the Dallas police are still looking for the real shooter of JFK.

  55. ariani1985 says: Oct 4, 2016 11:16 PM

    yessss! reset the counter!

    baaaaaaammmmm baby baàam!

  56. fedora59 says: Oct 4, 2016 11:30 PM

    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.

  57. majormeatcurtains says: Oct 4, 2016 11:46 PM

    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?

  58. broncosrchamps says: Oct 4, 2016 11:54 PM

    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.

  59. slvrkng says: Oct 5, 2016 12:19 AM

    He’s the Barney Fife of the NFL…

  60. billybone says: Oct 5, 2016 12:20 AM

    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.

  61. mrjdon says: Oct 5, 2016 12:30 AM

    Cheddar Bob 2.0

  62. tdonn says: Oct 5, 2016 12:52 AM

    If he was still in a Pats uniform, he would have already been suspended and fined….

  63. furious76 says: Oct 5, 2016 1:38 AM

    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.

  64. belicheckisgod says: Oct 5, 2016 1:45 AM

    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.

  65. belicheckisgod says: Oct 5, 2016 1:55 AM

    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.

  66. spitfisher says: Oct 5, 2016 7:16 AM

    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

  67. gwhite13 says: Oct 5, 2016 7:56 AM

    Roger, oh Roger, integrity. integrity. integrity!

  68. bradygirl12 says: Oct 5, 2016 8:11 AM

    It takes real genius to shoot yourself. A long suspension should be in order, but with Goodell running the show, he will probably go on playing.

  69. NFLexpert says: Oct 5, 2016 8:17 AM

    He’s fast, intercepted a bullet…

  70. breadmeatcheese says: Oct 5, 2016 8:34 AM

    “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.”

    _

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

    pretty sure roger has a good idea who will win.

  71. whysomanylosers says: Oct 5, 2016 8:51 AM

    He proclaims he is mature now, maybe Roger should go easy on him.
    /sarcasm

  72. lscottman3 says: Oct 5, 2016 8:52 AM

    he lied to the police

    but he is a bronco, no suspension

    INTEGRITY

  73. jfm215 says: Oct 5, 2016 9:05 AM

    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?

  74. Ron Jull says: Oct 5, 2016 9:07 AM

    Aren’t these the same cops that said Oswald shot Kennedy?

  75. nhpats says: Oct 5, 2016 9:15 AM

    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.

    ————-

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

  76. jjackwagon says: Oct 5, 2016 9:45 AM

    So when does he get arrested for filing a false police report?

  77. bradygirl12 says: Oct 5, 2016 9:47 AM

    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….

  78. kneedragr says: Oct 5, 2016 9:57 AM

    Suspend him. The integrity of the game depends on it. Have wells falsify some information on him and then Goodell can ‘arbitrate’.

  79. weeteblog says: Oct 5, 2016 10:01 AM

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

    **********************************************************

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

  80. cwjim says: Oct 5, 2016 10:08 AM

    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.

  81. silvernblacksabbath says: Oct 5, 2016 10:20 AM

    They better suspend him! Make sure he is suspended either Week 9 or Week 17…. 🙂

  82. greggallmansliver says: Oct 5, 2016 10:56 AM

    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.

  83. fireroger says: Oct 5, 2016 11:04 AM

    Talib should be out 4 games. That said, Goodell will make sure it isn’t even one. And we wonder why ratings are down.

  84. yourunclerico says: Oct 5, 2016 11:31 AM

    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??

  85. jason9696 says: Oct 5, 2016 11:41 AM

    I guess he’s very lucky that he didn’t shoot himself in New York.

  86. epauley424 says: Oct 5, 2016 12:54 PM

    He intercepted his own bullet. Nice.

  87. dsigrey says: Oct 5, 2016 1:34 PM

    If he had shot a football and let out the pressure he’d be in big trouble will Roger.

  88. sasquatch77 says: Oct 5, 2016 3:19 PM

    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.

  89. peytonmanningshghconnection says: Oct 6, 2016 12:02 PM

    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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