Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Aqib Talib CB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Aqib Talib quickly became one of the NFL's brightest young cornerbacks in the game after being selected #20 overall out of Kansas by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has been known to have a bad side, however, after getting into a fight with fellow Buccaneers rookie Cory Boyd at the Rookie Symposium and beating a taxi cab driver while drunk in 2009 that led to a 1 game suspension. Bucs coach Raheem Morris once called Talib a "wild child" but little did he know it would amount to something like what happened this week.
Talib was listed as a "person of interest" in a shooting, where 5 bullets were let off in an altercation between him, his mother, his sister, and his sister's boyfriend. What allegedly happened, is something out of a movie. Talib pulled out his pistol in order to pistol whip his sisters boyfriend, Billings, but dropped his weapon. Billings picked it up and ran for his life. Talib's mother, pulled out her own heat and shot three times at Billings. Talib than grabbed the pistol from his mother, who must be a bad shot, and fired two shots at Billings. Nothing like mothers and sons having each others backs.
It was rumored that he could have been charged with anything from a misdemeanor to a felony assault with a deadly weapon. When the warrants came out, he had a felony warrant for assault with a deadly weapon, and his mother had the same along with a felon in possession of a weapon charge. Talib turned himself into police and spent 2 hours in custody getting the magnificent mugshot seen above as well as finger prints.
Now we'll see if he can cover his ass as well as he can cover a receiver.
Way to have your moms back update: Talib says that his mom did all of the shooting. That's his story and he's sticking to it. He has hired 2 lawyers and a private investigator and is planning a defense as we speak. By putting his mom in jail.