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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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Since: Feb 8, 2010
Posted on: April 24, 2011 2:42 pm

Report: Bucs will release Talib

The sad part about this is he's such a good player and they can't even trade the guy. To make it worse i thought i was done hearing about pacman jones but he refuses to go away.

Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: April 24, 2011 2:25 pm

Report: Bucs will release Talib

"a genetic issue to black players" . What gene are you missing for coming up with that "thought of the day" ? LOL

Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 2:19 pm

Report: Bucs will release Talib

This isn't about race, its about Aqib Talib and his irresponsible behavior.  It doesn't matter whether he is black, white, brown or yellow.  His behavior needs to change if he wants to stay in the NFL.
BTW, as of the 2009 there are 5 times as many Non-Hispanic White people than there are Black/African Americans.  Pointing out the fact that there are twice as many Whites in prison for child molestation than Black/African Americans only supports the fact that there is a higher percentage of Black/African American child molesters than White child molesters.  Additionally, Black/African Americans make up 41% of all prisoners incarcerated in the prison system, while only comprising 13% of all Americans.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 1:59 pm

Report: Bucs will release Talib

Typical ignorant reaction. That's like saying 1 + 1 = 5.

Some of the factors that lead to violent behavior: your environment (inner city vs. rural), parenting (single parent vs, two parents), parent's educational level, parent's income, individual's education level, mental illness, child abuse (physical and mental), gang activity, and ethnic suppression (i.e. force segregation, especially non-equal segregation, or constantly telling a person they are not as good as someone else because of the color of their skin).

Color of skin has been never proven to be a factor for violence or other crimes.

Btw, there is only one race; the Human Race. Color of skin is no more a factor than hair color or eye color. We all inherit our looks from our parents, but inside we are all 99.9% the same.

Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: April 24, 2011 1:38 pm

Report: Bucs will release Talib

2010 % of total child molesters:White 51%, African American 25%,Hispanic 15%,American Indian/Alaska Natives   2%
Asian/Pacific Islanders 1%

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 1:30 pm

Report: Bucs will release Talib

I am starting to wonder if it is a genetic issue with black NFL players and being able to follow rules, behave and fit into society.  They have an abnormal amount of arrests and problems
First off, there are not an abnormal amount of arrests in the NFL, the general population has a higher arrest rate than the league does. On top of that there are more problems with black players than white players simply because there are many many more black players than white players. Plenty of white guys have had issues in the NFL (Big Ben, Jared Allen, Matt Jones to name a few). The reason you see more athletes in trouble than other millionaires is because many of these athletes grow up in poverty, no other sect of millionaires on this country come from such humble beginnings and unfortunately growing up in poverty leads to problems with the law, you can look through any nation in any era and you will see this is true. Even when things come along to change a guys life, many of their problems from their youth will linger, it is simply human nature. People will point out the NHL to argue against this but lets be real most kids from the US that grow up playing ice hockey are kids from upper middle class and above families, not to mention most of them are Canadian or European who just have less violent criminals in general.

Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: April 24, 2011 1:28 pm

Report: Bucs will release Talib

FYI your stats were a little off it's 51% were white .... and the reason is there are more white people then the rest so thats why the % is higher...

in 2010 % of total child molesters:

;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     51%
African American    &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;      25%
Hispanic    &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
American Indian/Alaska Natives   2%
Asian/Pacific Islanders    &n
bsp;     1%

Since: Jun 1, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2011 1:20 pm

Report: Bucs will release Talib

If its a genetic issue than Child molesers would be the same. Race is not always a factor sometimes people are just horrible human being. Dont speak about genetics if you have no education or background in this field if it were genetic than why are 77% of child molesters White?

Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2011 1:06 pm

Report: Bucs will release Talib

Yeah I see your point. Case in point Big Ben, who by the way, just loves fried chicken.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 1:02 pm
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