Thursday, August 25, 2011

CB Aqib Talib meets with Roger Goodell


— Cornerback Aqib Talib has rejoined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after missing one day of practice to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the player’s role in an offseason shooting in Texas.

The fourth-year pro from Kansas University who’s arguably the team’s best defensive player is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following an incident in March in which police in the Dallas suburb of Garland say they believe the 25-year-old player and his mother shot at a man.

It’s not the first time Talib has gone before Goodell, who a year ago suspended the cornerback without pay for the 2010 regular season opener for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Talib also was fined one additional game stemming from an altercation with a cab driver in August 2009.


notigers4me 9 years, 8 months ago

Poor Talib it seems that everyone is picking on him. What's a guy to do. How about learning to shut up and act like a man.

Clarence Haynes 9 years, 8 months ago

Also, use common sense and think about your kid before you act!

Andy Hess 9 years, 8 months ago

You guys should both learn more about the situation before casting judgment so freely. If someone in my family was getting treated the way Aqib's sister was getting treated, I'd do the same thing.

KGphoto 9 years, 8 months ago

And his mother?!?!! That explains a lot.

waywardJay 9 years, 8 months ago

we'll never know the whole story.... so judging the situation on the little bits of info that we have is unfair....

Cannot blame a man for protecting is family, though. That seems to get lost in all of this....

KGphoto 9 years, 7 months ago

Whatever! He did great things as a player at KU, but he's been a menace ever since he left. I don't need to hear the whole story, I'm not the judge or jury that could put him and his mother in jail for 5-20 years. I'm a former fan, and I'm done with him and his crazy anger problems. He's had his chances.

This Billings guy sounds like a piece of trash, and he has multiple incidents of his own. Then why not get away from him? Why is he still referred to as Saran's boyfriend, and not her ex-boyfriend? And as bad as he may be, he didn't have a gun, much less two guns at his disposal. He didn't fire any shots. No, in fact he ran like hell when a gun appeared.

So while we may not know the whole story about what the Talibs did, we also don't know the whole story of what Billings was doing. And for swishymc to say "I'd do the same thing" is ridiculous! You would fire a gun at somebody? That's a possible 20 years my friend! Not to mention if you actually hit and maybe killed the guy. That's a terrible response.

And while in a court of law he may be innocent until proven guilty, in my KU fan moral handbook, Talib simply doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt anymore.

"His career, however, has been marked by several off-field incidents. In July 2008, he was involved in a fight with fellow Tampa Bay rookie Cory Boyd at the NFL's Rookie Symposium. In May 2009, Talib got into a fight with teammate Donald Penn during a minicamp camp workout and wound up hitting another player, Torrie Cox, in the face with his helmet."

"Also according to the Observer report, Okolo, Aqib's mother, reportedly produced a gun and fired three shots at Billings. Billings told police Talib then took Okolo's gun and fired at least two shots before Billings got away. Neighborhood witnesses corroborated Billings' story, according to the Observer report."

"Talib has been involved in several violent acts since joining the Bucs, including an August 2009 incident in Pinellas County in which he was charged with simple battery and resisting arrest in connection with an assault on a taxi driver. Talib reached a settlement with the cab driver, David Duggan, but was forced to perform 15 hours of community service and undergo eight hours of anger management before the case dismissed in November."

"Last year, Talib was involved in a verbal confrontation with officials following the team's loss at Baltimore."

All that happened in less than 3 years. I just don't need to hear anymore.

Dan Pawlowski 9 years, 7 months ago

Done casting those stones yet KGPhoto? You started out with "whatever" which led me to believe you were in Jr High School. But then you went in to your sanctimonious diatribe. I wish you would have quit while you were in Jr High.

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