Rebecca Lopez reports that no charges will be filed against Broncos CB Aqib Talib for accidentally shooting himself in the leg, making the case closed.
Rebecca Lopez reports that Dallas police has determined that Broncos CB Aqib Talib accidentally shot himself in the leg during an incident at a nightclub back in June.
- According to Cameron Wolfe, the NFL is still reviewing Talib’s shooting incident.
Talib was actually one of three people shot during the incident at a Dallas nightclub. Talib told police at the time that he was shot at Hamilton Park, but a police report shows that he told them he was “too intoxicated to remember what happened.”
The situation could lead to Talib facing punishment for possession of a gun if he wasn’t licensed to carry in the state of Texas. Carrying a weapon while intoxicated is a Class A misdemeanor is considered a third-degree felony.
Some thought the NFL could suspend Talib for as many as eight games, considering that he’s had multiple off-the-field incidents like this since entering the league.
However, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported two weeks ago that Talib is not expected to be disciplined by the NFL for the incident.
Talib, 30, is in the third year of his six-year, $57 million contract that includes $26 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $8.5 million for the 2016 season.
So far this season, Talib has appeared in all four games for the Broncos and has recorded 11 tackles, three interceptions with one of them bring returned for touchdown, and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 6 cornerback out of 114 qualifying players.