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Monday, June 6, 2016

Ex-Jayhawk Talib shot in nightclub

Denver Broncos’ Aqib Talib (21) celebrates during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Denver Broncos’ Aqib Talib (21) celebrates during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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— Star cornerback Aqib Talib will miss the Denver Broncos’ trip to the White House today after getting shot at a Dallas nightclub early Sunday morning.

Talib, who was shot in the lower right leg, wasn’t expected to be released from a Dallas hospital until today, team spokesman Patrick Smyth said. So, he “won’t be able to join the team for its trip to Washington,” where the team will celebrate its Super Bowl 50 title, Smyth said.

Earlier, the Broncos said they had spoken with Talib and “we are glad he is OK and will make a full recovery.”

Although he wasn’t expected to require surgery, it’s not known how much time, if any, Talib might have to miss because of his gunshot wound, which Smyth said was described as minor.

The team’s three-day mandatory minicamp starts Tuesday and there’s a final set of offseason practices next week before the champs scatter until training camp in late July.

Last week, Talib — a Kansas University product — said he was eager to meet President Barack Obama and had purchased a custom-made suit for the occasion.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how that looks,” Talib said after practice Tuesday. “Meet Obama before he get up out (of there). Something I’ve never done before.”

The Broncos were trying to get more information on the shooting of their Pro Bowl cornerback and have been in contact with the NFL.

On Sunday afternoon, Dallas police posted a blog about the overnight shootings of Talib and another person, but the links to the incident reports were invalid because the reports weren’t uploaded,

Police told The Dallas Morning News that Talib was one of two people shot in an altercation at the Vlive club and that both victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds.

Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster tweeted, “My boy Talib is fine thanking man upstairs!”

Along with fellow Pro Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr., Bradley Roby and Webster, Talib makes up what’s considered by many the best cornerback crew in the NFL. His 30 interceptions and eight pick-6s are tops in the league since 2008, his rookie year in Tampa Bay.

Comments

Michael Lorraine 1 year ago

Aren't professional athletes prohibited by contract to engage in risky activities like skiing and skydiving? Nightclubs should be included on that list.

KJ Quartermaine 1 year ago

Pablo Sandoval ballooned up about 80 pounds, so I guess the Red Sox should have included fast food as a risky behavior.

And Jay Williams had his NBA career cut short after totaling his crotch-rocket

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