Dallas Police Conclude Aqib Talib Shot Himself

The Dallas Police Department has closed its investigation into Aqib Talib, and has concluded that the Broncos cornerback did in fact shoot himself, as Rebecca Lopez of WFAA tweets. A self-inflicted wound had been the prevailing theory ever since Talib was involved in a firearm incident in June. Talib will not face charges.Aqib Talib (vertical)

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While one recent report indicated that Talib would not face league discipline for his involvement in the matter, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports (Twitter link) that the NFL is still reviewing the shooting. In June, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported that league punishment is coming for the cornerback. Commissioner Roger Goodell is not a fan of firearms, and the fact that Talib was apparently intoxicated — and has a history with weapons – could factor into any disciplinary decision.

On the night of the incident, Talib reportedly told police he was at a park when he was shot, but the police were investigating the evening in full. “Everything was a blur and I was too intoxicated to remember what happened,” said Talib at the time. Authorities never recovered the weapon used in the shooting, and few (if any) witnesses were talking about what happened.

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  1. Ravens_Last_Place

    Jail him. Just like Plaxico. No wonder DEN wanted to ship him out before the season started. What a knucklehead.

    • Cubshoops5

      With his 3 picks and a TD I’m sure Denver is ok having hung on to him

    • Vedder80

      Needless to say but you can’t just jail someone. Texas and New York have significantly different gun laws, so even though the incidents are very similar, one of them isn’t a crime.

  2. Brady's left nut

    Cannot believe Goodell has not suspended this guy! Too intoxicated to remember what happened? Seriously, that drunk yet still carrying. NFL gun culture has to be brought under control! A good place to start is suspending a guy who was so drunk he didn’t remember shooting himself in the leg

    • Ravens_Last_Place

      Well he didn’t cheat so maybe that’s why he isn’t suspended.

    • dorfmac

      NFL gun culture, or gun culture in general? I doubt NFL players are the only drunk morons out there waving around weapons…

      • Brady's left nut

        Good Poin!

  3. dodgers4life357


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