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Report: Bucs will release Talib

Posted on: April 24, 2011 12:17 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The last month of the offseason apparently has shown the Buccaneers why they need to part ways with the ultra-talented, often-troubled CB Aqib Talib.

That’s the report from the St. Petersburg Times, which writes that, barring a last-minute changing of the mind, Tampa Bay will release Talib as soon as the NFL reopens for business.

Talib's timeline
As you know, Talib has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly pistol-whipping the live-in boyfriend of his sister and then firing gunshots at him as he tried to flee the area in Garland, Texas.

And this is not the first time Talib has created drama around himself or his teammates. At the rookie symposium in 2008, he fought a teammate, and in 2009, he used his helmet to crack CB Torrie Cox in the head (it might or might not have been an accident, as Talib was going after T Donald Penn). He also agreed to a plea deal last year for a battery charge involving a cab driver – which led to a one-game suspension.

As the Times’ Rick Stroud writes, “As far as the Bucs are concerned, the outcome of the (latest) case won't matter. They know Talib at the least faces a long league suspension. The Bucs have reached a point where they believe Talib's talent no longer justifies the trouble he generates. They believe it's only a matter of time before he runs afoul of the rules again. That's why general manager Mark Dominik made it clear last week that the Bucs have altered their draft plans to include selecting a cornerback.”

As some would say, it’s probably about time Tampa Bay came to that conclusion.

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Comments

Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2011 5:46 pm
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

Oh WELL I THINK THAT MAYBE HE SHOULD GET A SECOND CHANCE BECAUSE OF HIS TALENT BUT THEN AGAIN, THAT GUN STUFF IS A BIT MUCH. SEE IF IT WERE JUST A REGULAR FIGHT INCIDENT THEN YES BUT WHEN GUNS ARE INVOLVED, MAKES YOU THINK. SMH. MILLIONS WASTED BECAUSE OF THAT STUPINESS, HOPE HIM AND HIS MOTHER ARE HAPPY NOW .. HOPEFULLY JACKSON JUST STAYS WITH FIGHTING AND DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING WITH WEAPONS ALSO



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

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Mutt, you are right. Black, white, or brown a piece of trash is a piece of trash. Talib has been in trouble since he was in college. It has little to do with race, it was his upbringing. His mom also fired shots at the sister’s boyfriend. I hope they both go to prison.





Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

Races do not exist.  It is a social construct that randomly categorizes people based on a very small cluster of arbitrarily selected traits.  Overall, there is more variability within a race than between races.  Furthermore, the attribtution of criminal behavior in large populations to genetics shows a profound misunderstanding of genetics.  The first flaw in that logic is that criminal behavior is socially defined; in Ancient Greece pedophilia was widely accepted and even encouraged for a variety of reasons that would not be considered compelling today.  Secondly, you operate under a very superficial understanding of the relationship between genotype and phenotype.  Particularly in the study of behavior this relationship is exceedingly difficult to understand.  Humans are very social animals; the vast majority of our behaviors are learned from those around us growing up, which makes societal effects very influential. 

In short, if you are tempted to ascribe things like criminal behavior to genetic factors when speaking about large groups, you do not have an adequate understanding of genetics to make that claim.  Attempts have been make to correlate nebulous polygenic traits like "intelligence" and "morality" with race and the upshot is they don't.  Humans are a very young species; all major groups of people have not been isolated from their common ancestor long enough to lead to any directional variation in these types of traits.  And now as the world shrinks and communication increases we are all but assured that that will never happen, as per my observation that two populations of humans in contact will inevitably interbreed regardless of the nature of that contact.
 Do you actually believe the drivel you just wrote? The above post is total nonsense.

Ancient Greece had rule of law. While they may have not had defined sexual roles, there was an understanding of the behavior that was tolerated and that was determined by the distinct city-states. To say it was widely accepted is a fallacy. There is a difference between tolerance and acceptance. You are suppositioning the latter, when in fact, it was the former. Too many have an agenda when it comes to their view of history. Often that gets in the way of the facts.

Races do exist, because they have been categorized and accepted. That's reality. You can explain it's scientific origin until kingdom come, but in the end it is what it is. You can state we are all of the human race, but that doesn't change the perception of differences, right or wrong.

Studies are being made regarding if genetics have an effect on criminal behavior. Much of this is in relation to serial killers. The studies are not completed, but have yielded interesting tidbits regarding the brain and it's function in relation to the lack of empathy.

Talib is a low-life. Being black has nothing to do with it, just like being white has nothing to do with you being a serial killer. People make choices irregardless of background. Environment is a factor and possibly genetics as well, if the was born with a mental defect or his mother was abusing sudstances. Talib makes bad choices and he's going to pay for them and rightly so.

There you go.



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: April 24, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

I agree with big mutt, just release him and lets move on! He will never get it and will always be a peice of s**t, just like B. Marshall!




Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

Who cares what color he is...the kid is a total idiot...black, white , yellow, blue...who gives a rats furry ass !!! Just a stupid brain dead punk



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

Alot of people make mistakes now and then, and some are more than mistakes. But everyone deserves a second chance if they are sincere about redemption. However Talib is just a piece of dogs*it. There is no place for him where he has the ability to earn millions yet act like a thug. Black or white doesn't matter. Brett Favre is a low life human being but at least he doesn't beat people on a continuous basis. I am sick when I see people blame his "persecution" on racial bias.




Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 3:40 pm
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Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: April 24, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

No worries the Cincinnati Bengals are always looking to hire pillars of the community like Mr. Talib



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

Races do not exist.  It is a social construct that randomly categorizes people based on a very small cluster of arbitrarily selected traits.  Overall, there is more variability within a race than between races.  Furthermore, the attribtution of criminal behavior in large populations to genetics shows a profound misunderstanding of genetics.  The first flaw in that logic is that criminal behavior is socially defined; in Ancient Greece pedophilia was widely accepted and even encouraged for a variety of reasons that would not be considered compelling today.  Secondly, you operate under a very superficial understanding of the relationship between genotype and phenotype.  Particularly in the study of behavior this relationship is exceedingly difficult to understand.  Humans are very social animals; the vast majority of our behaviors are learned from those around us growing up, which makes societal effects very influential. 

In short, if you are tempted to ascribe things like criminal behavior to genetic factors when speaking about large groups, you do not have an adequate understanding of genetics to make that claim.  Attempts have been make to correlate nebulous polygenic traits like "intelligence" and "morality" with race and the upshot is they don't.  Humans are a very young species; all major groups of people have not been isolated from their common ancestor long enough to lead to any directional variation in these types of traits.  And now as the world shrinks and communication increases we are all but assured that that will never happen, as per my observation that two populations of humans in contact will inevitably interbreed regardless of the nature of that contact.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 3:21 pm
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

how about the guy that said my team, the Bucs, are full of criminals...the only other arrest was Mike Williams being under assumption of dui, which was dropped...please point out the...other criminals, and I'll show you a team that has no more criminals than ANY OTHER NFL TEAM. Boom.


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