Maybe Aqib Talib wasn’t too drunk to know who shot him, after all.
Mike Klis of 9news.com in Denver reports that the Broncos cornerback has told people close to him that he accidentally shot himself.
Police are still investigating the situation. It’s believed Talib was shot at a Dallas night club, where two others were shot. According to WFAA in Dallas, Talib told police he was “hanging out at a park with friends” when he was shot early Sunday.
Regardless of how it happened, it happened. Klis reports that the Broncos expect Talib to miss the rest of the offseason program.
As of Sunday night, the Broncos didn’t believe that Talib will be facing charges. However, former NFL receiver Plaxico Burress knows all about the consequences of shooting himself in the leg, thanks to strict laws in New York City regarding the possession of a concealed weapon.
The fact that Plaxico went to prison for shooting himself possibly is a factor in Talib’s alcohol-related amnesia. It would be unfortunate if: (1) the relevant Texas laws don’t impose criminal liability upon Talib for shooting himself; and (2) telling an untrue story to the police eventually does.