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Aqib Talib: I’m not going to speak about shooting, it’s under review

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Aqib Talib #21, Von Miller #58 and T.J. Ward #43 of the Denver Broncos celebrate after defeating the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Getty Images

Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib is declining to discuss the report that police have concluded he shot himself in the leg in June, saying the matter is still being reviewed.

“I’m still at the same place, I’m just not going to speak on it,” Talib said, via ESPN. “It’s still under review, so nothing has changed.”

Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his leg in June, under circumstances that remain unclear. 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 said whether the incident could result in a suspension under the personal-conduct policy.

Talib suffered only a minor injury to his leg and has started all four games for the Broncos this season. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Talib is “playing great” and there is no change to his status as far as the team is concerned.

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40 Responses to “Aqib Talib: I’m not going to speak about shooting, it’s under review”
  1. thejesusofcool says: Oct 6, 2016 5:37 AM

    Apparently, no gun laws were violated (public endangerment?? Obstruction of justce??), but stupid is as stupid does. Grow up Talib!!

    Avid Bronco Fan.

  2. nyneal says: Oct 6, 2016 5:47 AM

    These investigations are a mystery to me. Why does it takes 4 months for the NFL to find out what happened?

  3. skoobyfl says: Oct 6, 2016 6:09 AM

    I wonder if he had to kneel after that?

    Improper uniform colors – $21,000.

    Illegal hit – $50,000.

    Deflating football for a NFL game – $1,000,000.

    Being Disrespectful during the national Anthem – Priceless.

    There’s some things money can’t buy but for everything else being equal, class isn’t one of them.

  4. spitfisher says: Oct 6, 2016 6:27 AM

    NFL should suspend him for the rest of the season, including play offs. Now that the police have conclude their findings.

    It’s that simple for that dumb a$$

  5. idiedpretty says: Oct 6, 2016 6:31 AM

    Unless the State can build a public endangerment or obstruction of justice violation, there is no crime here.

  6. pondbridge says: Oct 6, 2016 7:10 AM

    In the future, will plaxicoing yourself be subject to independent arbitration?

  7. joetoronto says: Oct 6, 2016 7:18 AM

    “I’m still at the same place, I’m just not going to speak on it,” Talib said, via ESPN. “It’s still under review, so nothing has changed.”

    Oh, I guess they haven’t informed him that the investigation is over. What a loser.

  8. patriots123456 says: Oct 6, 2016 7:55 AM

    It’s under review???

    They got it on instant replay? LOL

  9. bostonsteve12 says: Oct 6, 2016 8:07 AM

    Unless the State can build a public endangerment or obstruction of justice violation, there is no crime here.
    ————————————————————-
    Since when did an actual crime have to take place for a suspension? It is in the best interest of the NFL to send a message ans suspend this guy. He accidentally shot himself. Could have shot someone else. They will probably take away a Patriots draft pick for it.

  10. rpmcanes says: Oct 6, 2016 8:26 AM

    I’m not sure what the law in Texas states, but here in GA it’s a misdemeanor for consuming alcohol while carrying a firearm, and discharging one, accidental or not, is a felony I believe. Dumbass.

  11. hakunamangata says: Oct 6, 2016 8:39 AM

    Typical corner, didn’t think he needed a safeties help.

  12. rootpain says: Oct 6, 2016 8:46 AM

    idiedpretty says:
    Oct 6, 2016 6:31 AM
    Unless the State can build a public endangerment or obstruction of justice violation, there is no crime here.
    ===========================
    Like idiedpretty says, there is no crime here cause stupidity is not a crime. Of course there were crimes committed. Just none that the State has been able to collect enough evidence to convict him on. Yet.

    But as has been seen repeatedly, the NFL burden of proof that pertains to conduct detrimental, doesn’t require any burden of proof of wrongdoing whatsoever. The fact that the police have concluded that Aqib shoot himself while being so intoxicated that he doesn’t remember the event and initially lied about it would probably violate the conduct detrimental rule. And for that he should be suspended.
    But he’s a Bronco. So he will get a pass. And Goodell will say that having to miss the White House visit was sufficient punishment.

  13. factschecker says: Oct 6, 2016 8:46 AM

    Didn’t he claim that someone else shot him?

    That has to be something? False report or something?
    If nothing else he should at least lose his right to legally own a firearm in the future. This wasn’t his first gun indecent.
    Once can be a mistake. Twice is a pattern.

  14. yourunclerico says: Oct 6, 2016 8:47 AM

    idiedpretty says:
    Oct 6, 2016 6:31 AM
    Unless the State can build a public endangerment or obstruction of justice violation, there is no crime here.
    ———-
    discharging a firearm in a public place, especially while intoxicated.
    there – easy to prove, easy to put together. only delay is his status as a donkey.
    he should be suspended already!

  15. charger383 says: Oct 6, 2016 9:07 AM

    but he runs his mouth about everything else

  16. denver1983 says: Oct 6, 2016 9:17 AM

    Stop judging this man. Especially you so called Broncos fans!

  17. nhpats says: Oct 6, 2016 9:20 AM

    idiedpretty says:
    Oct 6, 2016 6:31 AM
    Unless the State can build a public endangerment or obstruction of justice violation, there is no crime here.

    ————-
    I’m pretty sure that discharging a weapon in a public place is always a crime…

  18. qbarrel says: Oct 6, 2016 9:30 AM

    idiedpretty says:
    Oct 6, 2016 6:31 AM
    Unless the State can build a public endangerment or obstruction of justice violation, there is no crime here.

    ———————-

    There doesn’t need to be a crime for him to be suspended. That being said, I’n sure Rodger will give the bare minimum punishment to a member of one of his darling Broncos. After all, Talib is a repeat offender that somehow managed to get only a one game suspension for trying to gouge out another player’s eye. I’m guessing this will net him a fine and maybe 1-2 games max.

  19. eldarknight says: Oct 6, 2016 9:33 AM

    All the pats trolls and tb are praying he is suspended when they have to come to Denver for their annual slap down. Just ask tb how Mile-Hi turf tastes and what fun it is to run for his life on it.

    SB51 goes through Denver!

  20. imodan says: Oct 6, 2016 9:53 AM

    nyneal says:
    Oct 6, 2016 5:47 AM
    These investigations are a mystery to me. Why does it takes 4 months for the NFL to find out what happened?
    —————————————————————–
    Excellent question! A certain QB was accused and convicted within 24 hours with the help of a certain entertainment and sports network. The preferential treatment towards Denver is becoming almost comical. However it isn’t, it’s emblematic of the “bad visuals” streaming out of Goodells Ivory Tower.

  21. hatersgonnahatehate says: Oct 6, 2016 9:53 AM

    it could be a crime, depends on whether he shot himself outside the strip club or at the park.

    dude has been playing insanely good ball, regardless

  22. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 6, 2016 10:00 AM

    He won’t get in trouble because the NFL protects the Broncos and elway. Look at what they did regarding the hgh allegations against manning…NOTHING!

  23. imodan says: Oct 6, 2016 10:09 AM

    hakunamangata says:
    Oct 6, 2016 8:39 AM
    Typical corner, didn’t think he needed a safeties help.
    ——————————————————————–
    One of the wittiest comments I have seen here lately. A tip of the cap to you sir.

  24. nhpats says: Oct 6, 2016 10:11 AM

    eldarknight says:
    Oct 6, 2016 9:33 AM
    All the pats trolls and tb are praying he is suspended when they have to come to Denver for their annual slap down. Just ask tb how Mile-Hi turf tastes and what fun it is to run for his life on it.

    ———–

    C’mon man Denver has won a single SB since 2000…..the same as Tampa Bay. Win a few more and you may have something……

  25. peytonwantsaflag says: Oct 6, 2016 10:16 AM

    filing a false police report to CYA should be at minimum a 6 game suspension.

  26. ChickenTurkeySaurus says: Oct 6, 2016 10:26 AM

    He still has a shot at not being blasted by the league for this, so it makes sense that he is just going to wait and see if they pull the trigger.

  27. favreisadouche says: Oct 6, 2016 10:27 AM

    Why is you can never shut these guys up until they have to have some accountability and then it’s nothing but crickets.

  28. chuckshontaspads says: Oct 6, 2016 10:28 AM

    Second gun incident in 2 years for Talib but since he plays for the 345 Park ave. Broncos he will get player of the week honors…INTEGRITY

  29. 8oneanddones says: Oct 6, 2016 10:36 AM

    Big Ben was never charged with a crime, and he still got 4 games (and he had no prior suspensions either).

  30. plum54 says: Oct 6, 2016 10:45 AM

    Another science denier: deflating footballs $1 million ? How does one fine Mother Nature???

  31. peytonwantsaflag says: Oct 6, 2016 10:54 AM

    Big Ben was never charged with a crime, and he still got 4 games (and he had no prior suspensions either).
    —————————————-

    Well documented BB hater here but Ben and Brady were scapegoats – a way for the league to appear as if they are colorblind.

  32. lusdawg says: Oct 6, 2016 11:22 AM

    He shot a gun while drinking alcohol. This IS a crime

  33. buckethead1 says: Oct 6, 2016 11:23 AM

    I’d like to see his tax returns…i bet he used the, I shot myself deduction….

  34. tigershark0052 says: Oct 6, 2016 11:38 AM

    When u say u won’t speak on it, that is u admitting to a crime. We all know it but u.

  35. peytonmanningshghconnection says: Oct 6, 2016 11:47 AM

    I’m pretty sure he didn’t have a conceal/carry permit considering his past run ins with the law, so there’s your first criminal act. He carried a loaded weapon into a place that served alcohol, there’s your second criminal act. He discharged a firearm inside a place that served alcohol, there’s your third and possibly a felony criminal act. He also endangered other people’s lives, there’s your fourth criminal act. How he wasn’t suspended for the start of the season just goes to show you Goodell will protect his two favorite franchises (Jets and Broncos) no matter what. On the bright side I’m glad Talib is refusing to speak about it because no intelligent person should have to suffer listening to him butcher the English language. Or maybe he would bring an interpreter lol.

  36. granadafan says: Oct 6, 2016 11:54 AM

    Maybe it’s time Talib got rid of his guns. He’s proven he’s not responsible with a deadly firearm. That he hasn’t killed someone or himself is down to just dumb luck. It’s not through lack of trying. Someone with his mental instability and extreme fits of anger shouldn’t have a firearm.

  37. skolkr says: Oct 6, 2016 12:22 PM

    Partying Plaxico style!

  38. sumkat says: Oct 6, 2016 12:35 PM

    nyneal says:
    Oct 6, 2016 5:47 AM
    These investigations are a mystery to me. Why does it takes 4 months for the NFL to find out what happened?

    ___________

    Simple, because the police investigation isn’t over yet. The league is all about perception, how do they look if they clear Talib, then 2 months later he’s charged with a crime for the same incident? How do they look if they suspend him, then 2 months later the police say he was hit with a stray bullet and it had nothing to do with him? The NFL almost always lets the legal process play out in these cases before suspending anyone (Gonzalez wasn’t even suspended by the league, the team suspended him, same with Plaxico)

    As far as that goes, if he is saying he didn’t fire the shot, and they can’t prove he did, I’m not sure they can charge him with anything. Not familiar with Texas gun laws, but I’d have to assume firing in a public space is a crime. But if they didn’t do testing that night, don’t see how you prove it. My guess is, the police believe/know he did it, so don’t want to close the case, but at least to this point, have not been able to prove he did

  39. surfinbird1 says: Oct 6, 2016 1:39 PM

    Now move along or I’ll poke your eye out.

  40. tylawspick6 says: Oct 6, 2016 1:51 PM

    talib lied, people died

    goodell protect afc players not on the pats

    fact

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