Broncos’ CB Aqib Talib Shot Outside Dallas Club on Sunday
Denver Broncos’ CB Aqib Talib is recovering after being shot in the lower right leg at a Dallas nightclub early Sunday. The 30-year old NFL veteran lives in Dallas during the off-season and was shot at Vlive, a local strip club.
Broncos’ spokesperson Patrick Smyth said the team has been in touch with Talib and that he’s doing OK, but that the team is taking the time to gather more information. Talib was released from the hospital and the Broncos have been in touch with the NFL and “will provide additional updates as appropriate.”
A spokesperson at Medical City Hospital confirmed Sunday afternoon that Talib was being treated at the hospital, with many other media outlets reporting that he was first treated in the emergency room and then fully admitted.
Per the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Police confirmed that Talib was one of two people injured as part of an altercation that began inside the nightclub — before continuing outside. The second person, whose name has not been released, was also reported as being taken to the hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries.”
Mike Klis of 9News in Denver cited a source close to Talib who said the wound was “accidental.”
No Trip to Washington
The Broncos are being honored today at the White House by President Obama for winning the Super Bowl. Talib said last week he was looking forward to the trip. However, the team confirmed on Twitter Sunday night that he will not make the trip.
Talib has been in legal trouble in one form or another since his NFL career began, starting with an arrest on charges of battery and resisting arrest in 2009 after allegedly punching a taxi driver. In 2011, he and his mother were arrested after an incident with his sister’s boyfriend — whom Talib allegedly fired shots at, though those charges were later dropped.
Last year, Talib and his brother were questioned at the scene of an aggravated assault at Dallas nightclub with his car towed by police and searched for evidence, but he was not charged.
Talib is entering his ninth NFL season and has been named to the Pro Bowl for the last three seasons, the last 2 after joining the Broncos as a free agent in 2014, signing a 6-year, $57-million dollar deal. With the Broncos, Talib mostly stirred controversy for gridiron actions — most notoriously by poking an Indianapolis Colts opponent in the eyes.
The Broncos’ mandatory three-day minicamp starts this Tuesday.
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