Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Former Jayhawk CB Aqib Talib accused of shooting at man in Dallas area

In this Nov. 28, 2010, photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib pauses before Tampa Bay's NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. Talib was traded to the New England Patriots on Thursday.

In this Nov. 28, 2010, photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib pauses before Tampa Bay's NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. Talib was traded to the New England Patriots on Thursday.


— Police in a Dallas suburb issued an arrest warrant for Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib, accusing him of firing a gun at his sister's boyfriend.

Garland police said Tuesday they believe Talib and his mother, Okolo Talib, shot at the man March 21. The man wasn't injured. Earlier that day, the man had been listed as a suspect in a disturbance and was charged with assault and interference with an emergency phone call from that incident.

Authorities issued arrest warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for Talib and his mother. The charge is a second degree felony punishable by five to 20 years in prison.

Police said Aqib Talib is set to turn himself in later this week. His agent, Todd France, did not immediately return a call.

"We are deeply troubled by the serious charges filed against Aqib Talib," Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said in a statement Tuesday. "Due to current labor circumstances, we will withhold any further comment or action."

Talib, who went to L.V. Berkner High School in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, played at the University of Kansas. Bond for his warrant is set at $25,000.

Okolo Talib turned herself in Tuesday. When she was booked into jail she was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, based on a previous conviction, police said. Her bond was set at $30,000 and she remained in jail Tuesday afternoon. Police did not have attorney information for her.


Steve Jacob 11 years, 4 months ago

Okolo Talib is the one in big trouble, you never want to go in front of judge again with the "felon in possession of a firearm" charge.

Mike Kendall 11 years, 4 months ago

This just great news!!!!!!! Sarcasm here.

squawkhawk 11 years, 4 months ago

I think there is more than a 'smoking' gun involved here, if you know what I mean.

redlegger 11 years, 4 months ago

Contrary to the title of this article, and to many individual's wishes, Aqib is not a "Former Jayhawk" - Aqib is, and always will be a Jayhawk.

No judgement passed...we all have to live with our decisions in life - some are just tougher than others.

Words that I like to live by..."The best I can do for you is work on me, and the best you can do for me is work on you."

Christopher Hauser 11 years, 4 months ago

Agree, Aqib will always be a Jayhawk regardless of mistakes that he makes. Pick six, high stepping to the house in the Orange Bowl will be forever etched in my memory.

fu7il3 11 years, 4 months ago

Ironically, six rounds in the gun and high-stepping to his house will be forever etched in his victim's memory.

squawkhawk 11 years, 4 months ago

Yeah, it's always nice when former players and alumni give back like this after all the university did for them. If this is the best way former players can represent the school then I wish they had never come to begin with...regardless of what they may have done while playing. This is how schools get a bad having current and former players constantly creating negative headlines. We can do without it.

Noel Graham 11 years, 4 months ago

The title says Former Jayhawk CB, which he is. He no longer plays cornerback for the Jayhawks.

waywardJay 11 years, 4 months ago

Earlier that day, the man had been listed as a suspect in a disturbance and was charged with assault and interference with an emergency phone call from that incident.

The key part of this article, before the "thuggery" posters ump on the pile..... Former Boyfriend, arrested earlier in the day... Probably told by cops to stay away from his former Girlfriend..... Not saying Talib's actions are correct, but i certainly understand them..... if there is any merit to the first part of the story...... The second part of this story certainly could be understood.

ahpersecoachingexperience 11 years, 4 months ago

yeah ummmmmmmmm i consider myself to not be a thug. i base this determination on the fact that i have never had an arrest warrent issued for me claiming that i fired a gun at my sisters boyfriend. neither has my mother!

Don Everett 11 years, 4 months ago

Your comments still don't explain why your posts are usually beyond comprehension. You may CONSIDER yourself to not be a thug, but until you actually prove who you and your mother are in a court documented print, no one really knows if anyone inside or outside your family circle are innocent from any kind of said charges what so ever. There is still no proof you are an actual Kansas Jayhawk fan based off your previous posts. Prove it or shut mthe hell up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fu7il3 11 years, 4 months ago

You can understand attemping to kill another human being simply for being where you don't want him?

waywardJay 11 years, 4 months ago

I can see where there is more to this than the media has reported

Police were called to the earlier incident, which means there is some potential threat there. There is in all likelyhood more threat in hime showing up at the later incident. Like I said, I do not defend the action, but i can see how things might escalate. And I'm not saying it's the right decision. Clearly, Talib decided someone needs to be fired at. He was hot tempered at Kansas but not completely irrational. This was not some random Pizza driver he was firing at... he was firing at a guy who had an incident that required the police being called earlier that day. not sure why a Restrainging order wasn't filed. As there often is if there is even remotely a chance this incident might repeat, but We only know part of the facts.

LadyJ 11 years, 4 months ago

If it was not her gun, just happened to be there, self defense will get her off on that.

Don Everett 11 years, 4 months ago

IF, this becomes a full fledged arrest, it will be an embarrassment to KU, Tampa Bay and Aqib's family, although if true, looking at his mother being involved AFTER the police were already involved doesn't say much for her parenting. It's also not Aqib's first rodeo. He's been in trouble numerous times before. A person doesn't or shouldn't shoot at someone unless they are in fear for their lives. From what this article says and the reports on ESPN, etc. the Talib's were not in fear of their lives when firing the gun. Just because a person is a Jayhawk or was a Jayhawk doesn't put them above the law. Keep in mind how KU fans would jump all over a moosouri student/athlete in the same position.

Dan Pawlowski 11 years, 4 months ago

Actually, nothing that has been reported gives us enough information to make any conclusions.

waywardJay 11 years, 4 months ago

Enough has been reported to draw the conclusion that the guy was CLEARLY not welcome being where he was..... That's enough for me to give Aqib all the benefit of the doubt necessary to see all the facts line up. Again, If this was just some random guy who walked into their yard, No gun is being fired.

Jayhawkdon< i disagree with your basic theory at the end there too. Even though Mizzou players are reputedly scummy bastards ( and we all know they are ) Had this exact same thing been reported about Booger Daniel, I would have laughed silently because Ijust picture him trying to look cool doing it, and failing epically. But certainly I would have given him the benefit of the doubt. When it comes to domestic Abuse, or calls of potential domestic disturbance, there are too many factors to simply make a irrational judgment call like suggesting baecause Aqib smoked pot at Kansas or punched a cabbie for refusing to let him out of the cab.... that he would just shoot at the (ex? ) boyfriend of his sister because he was a worthless individual...... Again, because you have had a few minor issues in the past does not mean you are guilty of secondary felony aggrivated assault. The only thing I would convinct Chase daniel of is wearing Yellow and Black and that he was clearly guilty.

HawkTronic 11 years, 4 months ago

Only being Steven Segal places one "Above The Law".

ahpersecoachingexperience 11 years, 4 months ago

tait, you and the boys need to get on this fiesta bowl stuff. major curent/formet ad's and coaches in the big 12 are involved. seriously, get to work on it and you could become this summers "chip brown"

haydenhawkco 11 years, 4 months ago

I don't always agree with you but on this topic I do. This is a big deal and could be the beginning of the end for the BCS.

squawkhawk 11 years, 4 months ago

Way to represent, Aqib! Nothing like embarrasing yourself and your alma matter.

Adam Evans 11 years, 4 months ago

someone explain why Aqib's bond was set lower than his moms haha. Just ironic.

kansas25 11 years, 4 months ago

It's funny for some of the people on here to defend his actions and continue to be proud of his former Jayhawk status. I'm all for a second chance, but this is not the first time he's been in trouble.

Also, I'm pretty sure you can protect your sister without shooting at a guy or even just firing a few shots in the air. Don't you think if you pulled out a gun and pointed it at the boyfriend he may want to leave? For his mom and him to fire shots seems a bit extreme.

Anyways, congratulations to Aqib on taking a great opportunity and possibly ruining it. Really awesome.

waywardJay 11 years, 4 months ago

again. way too early to tell what happened. Youare about as close to the worst case scenario that there is..... even then, Certainly the humanist in you has to realize.... That this person clearly did somethign to bring the guns out in the first place. It would be like playing your highest trump card without knowing he was coming to apologize.

Granted, because he's not Ben Roethlesberger, No matter what the final outcome expect Godelll to ban Talib from the league for half a season at least.....

bad_dog 11 years, 4 months ago

The judicial system may ban Talib for a lot longer than half the season. Does anyone know whether criminal charges arose from the taxi incident? If so, was he on probation? I sure hope not for his sake.

waywardJay 11 years, 4 months ago

I meant on top of what the Justice system deems correct. Depending on teh circumstances and what was said.

If there was a restraining order, then certainly there is cause for concern, and potential for lethal force to be used....

If he was just trying to apologize without a restraining order and Talib and his mom started blasting... then that's something different.

MY best guess is this will get knocked down a bunch ( unless Talib was on prhibation during this... that woul dmake charges harder to drop/lower )... Sees liek Talib's family has the most witnesses, and My best guess would suggest there was cause for concern for the Sister's safety.

That Being said..... Jail time or No GOddell will ring him up on this and he will not move from the pnuishment even sligtly.... It's comical that a two time accused rapist can have his sentence reduced but a two time caught steriod user in Brian Cushing will have his penalty upheld ( and a longer length to it. 4 games to 6 )

wysiwyg69 11 years, 4 months ago

his momma will take the heat, so as the playa can go back and play some fooball.

Kyle Rohde 11 years, 4 months ago

I'm just shocked nobody has brought up Mangino yet and blamed him for something.

Here's what Jason King, former KU beat writer for the KC Star, said last night on Twitter:

"Not surprised at all by this Aqib Talib story. The single biggest dumbass I ever covered at Kansas - or anywhere, for that matter."

In reponse to someone bringing up Mario Kinsey, he said, "Nice call on Kinsey - but he can't touch Talib when it comes to dumbassness. And I'd have said that even before this incident"

And one last quote, "he was ALWAYS trying 2 get in the middle of stuff. tons of examples i could give. biggest idiot - and also best player i covered."

Ty Mar 11 years, 4 months ago

5-20 years w/o hitting the guy..i think you get less time if you actually shoot him and he isn't killed!

He was with his mom and protecting his sister as far as I am concern. 30 years ago, this wouldn't even be news but NOW the book will be thrown and the hammer of wrath to be descended upon them.

I know people will flame me-but I wish police would stay out of certain things.

back to the basketball section i go...

gardenjay 11 years, 4 months ago

Long prison sentences look great to shareholders. NPR did a great piece on this problem for the prison industry recently:

Joe Hyde 11 years, 4 months ago

Thankfully, the arrest warrant was issued in Garland, Texas. This spares Journal-World sports section readers from arguing online about the outcome of Aqib Talib vs. Tarik Khatib.

bad_dog 11 years, 4 months ago

No kidding, riverat. I had similar thoughts earlier when I spotted the article about the chat with the chief. I can only imagine the spelling horrors/confusion that could ensue with those two names involved...

Chicago_JHawk 11 years, 4 months ago

Does this officially mean we're a big time football program?

Dyrk Dugan 11 years, 4 months ago

since this newspaper didn't run it, i'll post it here. for what it's worth, Talib denies it.

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