WEDNESDAY, 12:04pm: Talib is back with the Broncos today, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post tweets.
TUESDAY, 5:22pm: Days after Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was shot in the leg, details surrounding the incident remain murky. Today, the Dallas Police Department released a report saying that Talib was the victim of an “aggravated assault,” Mike Klis of 9NEWS tweets, noting that the police did not refer to the incident as an “accidental shooting.” A “working hypothesis” is that Talib shot himself, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link), which jibes what the defensive back is reportedly telling those close to him.
Meanwhile, one league source indicated to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Facebook link) 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 a has a history with weapons – will likely factor into any disciplinary decision, per Schefter. It’s still something of an open question as to whether Talib will face legal consequences in addition to NFL penalties.
Talib is on his way to Denver and should return to the team on Wednesday, head coach Gary Kubiak told reporters (Twitter link via Broncos). As he continues to recover from his injury, Talib won’t take part in OTAs during the next two weeks, and is expected to rest for the next six weeks or so, at which point his availability for training camp will be determined.
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