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Grand jury indictment expected for Aqib Talib

Posted on: May 26, 2011 12:54 pm
Edited on: May 26, 2011 2:01 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis didn't offer any specifics when presenting his theories on crime to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio last week. However, a concrete example of how crime increases when there is no football might mitigate some of the skepticism Lewis has received (including from teammates).

Our nomination: Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib who, despite the ongoing lockout, has had a busy offseason. Unfortunately, he's not organizing unofficial team workouts, or running hills near his home to keep in shape, or even riding bulls. This is strictly law-enforcement-related.

A felony arrest warrant was issued for Talib on March 29, after police accused him of trying to pistol whip -- and later firing shots at -- his sister's boyfriend on March 21. A day later, Talib voluntarily turned himself in to law enforcement officers in Dallas County, Texas. On Thursday, TambaBay.com's Rick Stroud reports that a Dallas County grand jury is expected to indict Talib for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

"However, the indictment is not expected to officially be reported until Friday," Stroud adds. "Earlier this week, an examining trial determined there was enough evidence in the shooting case involving Talib to be heard by the the grand jury Wednesday."

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a second-degree felony and is punishable by two to 20 years in prison. While we wait for Talib's case to make its way through the justice system, an indictment could be reason enough for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to get involved. Talib was suspended during Week 1 of the 2010 season for violating the league's personal conduct policy, so he's familiar with the process.

But as long as there is a lockout Goodell can't punish Talib (news that should also make James Harrison happy, if only temporarily). Of course, if Talib is found guilty, a slap on the wrist from his employer will be the least of his worries.

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Comments

Since: Apr 20, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 12:02 am
 

Grand jury indictment expected for Aqib Talib




Since: Apr 20, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 12:01 am
 

Grand jury indictment expected for Aqib Talib




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Grand jury indictment expected for Aqib Talib

Like I said, most of the reasons are bad.  I just want to hear why he did it.  If I was a betting man, I would say it was a stupid reason, but that is an assumption on my part.  Shooting in public is terrible - I am not trying to excuse him.  I am just saying I would like to know what was behind all of this before we start with all the "thug" and "idiot" talk.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Grand jury indictment expected for Aqib Talib

Moses..  Really?  It's OK to fire a gun in public?  Come on Man.  It's OK to fire a gun at someone?  Attempted murder as far as I am concerned.  If the boyfriend was beating her, I can see beating the stuff out of him but still if I were him, have been, you do it when no one else is around.  Stupid, Stupid, stupid.  I wonder if his gun was even registered, not that it make a difference.  This guy is going away, buy, buy cash.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Grand jury indictment expected for Aqib Talib

Not defending the guy, but there are reasons to get violent with an in-law.  If Nicole Brown-Simpson had family who stepped up for her, O.J. might have thought twice about hitting her (which we KNOW he did) or worse (which we THINK he did).  There are 10,000 reasons pistol whip someone, 3 of them are "good" reasons, the other 9997 are bad.  I doubt it, but maybe Talib had one of those good ones.  We will have to wait and see. 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Grand jury indictment expected for Aqib Talib

What kind of idiot would pistol whip his brother in law he is not man enough to have a fair fight. He is a coward with all his off field issues he needs some jail time sorry Tampa Bay.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Grand jury indictment expected for Aqib Talib

stupid gangster thug lol.. i hope he goes to prison



Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:48 pm
 

Grand jury indictment expected for Aqib Talib

Maybe Harrison and Talib should help in the negotiatiations.



Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Grand jury indictment expected for Aqib Talib

This lockout better end soon, or else all of the best NFL players will be in jail. 



Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Grand jury indictment expected for Aqib Talib

This dude has had issues well before he got to the NFL. Teams passed on him in the draft because of his off field issues. Too bad he can't grow up because he is a talented player.


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