|Details still unclear on Aqib Talib shooting||06.06.16 at 12:16 pm ET|
Although we know former Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib is doing OK following a shooting Saturday night, who actually shot him remains unclear.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the bullet entered and exited his leg and hit no arteries, while tearing no ligaments. All he needed was stitches and no surgery was necessary.
Police have not released the name of the suspect because the suspect remains unknown. At the night club, two other men were shot and there has been some chatter of Talib shooting himself during the altercation with the other shootings.
According to Pro Football Talk, as of Sunday the possibility of a self-shooting was being explored by the Broncos. On Monday the Broncos are visiting the White House to be honored for their Super Bowl win, but Talib will not attend.
Stay tuned as there is sure to be more to come with this story.
|Reports: Broncos CB Aqib Talib shot during nightclub dispute in Dallas||06.05.16 at 4:46 pm ET|
Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib reportedly was shot while at a nightclub in Dallas on Saturday and later hospitalized.
Talib reportedly was one of two people who were shot during a fight at Stemmons Corridor nightclub in Dallas, and reports indicate that the onetime Patriot suffered a leg wound in the incident.
However, according to Jeff Darlington of NFL Media, Talib was released from the emergency room Sunday and no longer is in hospital.
This is the second incident at a Texas nightclub in the last year involving Talib. In 2015, he and his brother were alleged to have been involved in an altercation in which someone fired a shot in the air as Talib tried to break up a fight.
Talib has a record that includes aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a charge that eventually was dropped.
Talib, who played for New England in 2012 and 2013, just finished his second season with the Broncos.
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|Half of Patriots team helps former teammate Aqib Talib celebrate wedding||03.28.16 at 1:13 pm ET|
Just because they aren’t teammates anymore doesn’t mean Aqib Talib and the Patriots players aren’t still close.
And while it wasn’t exactly half of the Patriots team, a number of current and past Patriots players attended Talib’s wedding over the weekend including Devin McCourty, Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork, Duron Harmon and LeGarrette Blount.
See some of the Instagram posts for proof:
|Aqib Talib: Peyton Manning is the GOAT||02.16.16 at 8:16 pm ET|
Prior to going on the NFL Network Tuesday night, Talib did a “Fill in the blank” segment on the NFL Network Twitter hitting on a few things.
When asked about Manning, Talib responded: “The GOAT — the greatest of all-time. Super Bowl 50 champ.”
Talib was asked about Brady as well, but it didn’t come as close to what he said about Manning.
“A four-time Super Bowl winner,” Talib said of Brady. “Great teammate. Great guy. Great person.”
No Fly Zone is…
Greatest DB of all time is…
Aqib Talib is…
Aqib fills in the blanks!https://t.co/AEJXP5uJZu
‘ NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 16, 2016
|NFL reportedly considering suspending Aqib Talib for vicious facemask penalty in Super Bowl 50||02.09.16 at 11:13 am ET|
Talib will most be remembered for his blatant facemask penalty on Carolina wide receiver Corey Brown at the 5-yard line in the second quarter. It only resulted in a 2.5-yard penalty since it was half the distance to the goal, but after the game Talib admitted he did it on purpose.
“It was B.S. flags,” Talib told reporters after the game. “One was on our sidelines [for taunting] – the guy [Brown] was talking on our sideline. One I just did on purpose, and I just had to show him. It’s probably going to be a fine. But, hey, we’re world champs.”
With Talib admitting he committed the penalty on purpose, according to Pro Football Talk, the NFL is considering suspending the former Patriots cornerback. The report says the league will look back at Talib’s history and also his penalty being a major safety issue.
For video of the play, check out the GIF below:
Love or hate Talib, you have to acknowledge this was a pretty dirty play pic.twitter.com/Kw9E1nvdy8
‘ Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) February 8, 2016
|Broncos players call out Cam Newton following Super Bowl 50: ‘He didn’t want it’||02.08.16 at 9:39 am ET|
Newton struggled in the Panthers’ 24-10 loss to the Broncos where he went just 18-for-41 with 265 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. He also fumbled twice, including late in the fourth quarter, which all but sealed the win for Carolina.
On the play Newton had a chance to jump on the loose ball, but he instead stood there and watched.
“That’s the way he is. Playing for himself,” Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan said to MMQB.com.
Cornerback Aqib Talib added: “He didn’t want it.”
Talib also took another shot later at Newton in another interview saying, “There ain’t no Easter Bunny, there ain’t no Santa Claus, there ain’t no Superman.”
The former Patriots cornerback didn’t stop there.
“Cam’s probably crying right now,” Talib said, via TSN.com.
Newton was sacked six times in the loss as the Broncos defense was the story of the game, including Von Miller being named the game’s MVP.
|Aqib Talib slips when jumping onto NFL Network stage following Broncos Super Bowl win||at 12:24 am ET|
Denver cornerback Aqib Talib won his first Super Bowl as the Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 and the usual animated Talib was especially fired up after the win — maybe even too fired up.
The former Patriots cornerback joined the NFL Network’s postgame show, which took place on a stage on the sideline of the field and Talib tried to jump on to the stage, but it didn’t go as planned as he slipped and fell down.
Fortunately for Talib he was OK and the interview went on.
To see Talib’s fall, see the GIF below.
That wasn’t what Aqib Talib had in mind pic.twitter.com/4gIvFMNAKL
‘ Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) February 8, 2016
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