Police are still investigating the June shooting involving Aqib Talib, as Colleen O’Connor of The Denver Post writes. As the Dallas PD looks into the incident, they are also not ruling out the possibility that the cornerback actually shot himself in the leg.
The details of the incident could have major legal implications for the 30-year-old. Of course, if Talib fired the gun himself, he could also be facing punishment from a league office that does not look too kindly on firearm mishaps. It’s also not clear if the cornerback is licensed to carry in the state of Texas.
Talib told police he was at a Dallas park about 3:40 a.m. on June 5 when he was shot, but was “too intoxicated” to remember how he was shot. Meanwhile, there is some reason to believe that Talib was not actually shot at the park but was instead shot outside of a nightclub.
Talib has earned Pro Bowl nods in each of the last three seasons. In 2015, Talib recorded 45 tackles, 13 pass deflections, three interceptions, and two defensive touchdowns in 15 regular season games. The veteran’s performance helped propel the Broncos to a Super Bowl win to cap the year.
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