The Dallas Police Department released statement in response to inquiries about Broncos CB Aqib Talib being under investigation for assault.
On April 8, 2015, at approximately 2:09 a.m., officers responded to a call regarding an active shooter on foot in the 700 block of North Pearl Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the complainant who was working at the location. According to the initial report, the complainant stated there was a disturbance inside the location between three Black males. The complainant stated he attempted to quell the disturbance by assisting security in escorting the individuals out of the bar, at which time one of the individuals attempted to punch the complainant. The complainant stated he attempted to defend himself by kicking one of the possible assailants. The complainant stated as they reached the front of the location someone produced a gun and pointed it at him. The complainant closed the door and took cover inside the bar. Witnesses outside the location observed a Black male outside, fire a round into the air, which caused an immediate panic. All of the involved individuals left the location. This is an ongoing investigation at this time. Detectives are actively attempting to identify and interview all parties involved. This offense is documented on case number 077562-2015.
Lopez, citing Dallas Police sources, adds that two vehicles associated with Talib and his brother have been towed and are being searched for evidence.
Talib has dealt with a number of off-the-field issues over the course of his career, so this is hardly the type of thing the Broncos want to hear regarding their No. 1 cornerback.
It’s worth mentioning that the investigation is ongoing and there have been no charges filed against Talib or his brother up to this point.
Talib, 29, signed a six-year, $57 million contract that includes $26 million guaranteed with the Broncos back in March of last year. He still has another five years remaining on the agreement, which includes base salaries of $5.5 million (2015), $8.5 million (2016), $11 million (2017-2018), and $8 million (2019).
In 2014, Talib appeared in 15 games and recorded 63 tackles, one sack, four interceptions, one forced fumble and 17 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 16 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Talib as the news is available.