As expected, Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib was officially indicted on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
“He’s been indicted,’’ Talib’s lawyer said in a text message to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times. “Yes, I’m disappointed, but I believe once all the facts are out, it will be resolved in Aqib’s favor.”
The indictment increases the chances that Talib will be punished by the NFL under the league’s conduct policy, and it’s possible the ongoing legal issues could interrupt his availability for the 2011 season, if the lockout doesn’t take care of that for him.
It wouldn’t particularly surprise us given precedent if Talib was suspended indefinitely until his case was resolved. Talib’s mom Okolo Talib was also indicted.