Aqib Talib Under Investigation In Dallas

Aqib Talib, a player with a troubled past, has found his way into hot water yet again. MHH Analyst Brad James reports.

Early Wednesday morning, as reported by WFAA-TV Channel 8, the ABC affiliate in Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver Broncos cornerback and his brother are under investigation for an aggravated assault at a downtown Dallas nightclub.

A report from the station's website,, confirms the two were questioned at the scene of the assault and allowed to leave, while authorities did not release any details of the assault at the time of the incident.

Police say the vehicles Talib and his brother were in have been towed, while the Dallas Police Department is still in the process of gathering evidence in this case.

While Talib was born in Cleveland, he attended Richardson Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas, an “inner suburb” of Dallas, before starring at Kansas.

The 6-time Pro Bowl performer, who turned 29 this past February 15th, has played one full season with the Broncos and was previously with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots.

Incidentally, while the offseason has been bereft of incident at Dove Valley thus far, this could possibly cast a pall on things. Should Talib indeed be found guilty, he and the Denver Broncos could be subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy, which states all those associated with the league should avoid “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the National Football League.”

This could entail such things as a possible suspension for Talib, which would put the onus on John Elway for taking the risk on a player known for the duality of his superior on-field talents, but off-field drama.

Talib has anything but a stellar past off-the-field, as in 2008, when he was a new draft pick of the Buccaneers, he reportedly fought with fellow Tampa Bay draft pick Cory Boyd at the rookie symposium. Other transgressions include striking then Buccaneers teammate Torrie Cox in the eye in May 2009 and being arrested in St. Petersburg, FL., in August 2009 for simple battery and resisting arrest for assaulting a cab driver from the back seat of a taxi.

Nevertheless, his talents make him worth the risk of bringing him in for NFL front offices, as of his 27 career interceptions, six have been returned for scores, including two last season for Denver.


The Broncos have released a statement, via USA TODAY, regarding Aqib Talib's run-in with the law.

"We have been in touch with Aqib regarding these reports and will continue to monitor the situation," team spokesman Patrick Smyth told USA TODAY.

Fox Sports 1's Mike Garafolo also reports that Talib's name was not mentioned in the Dallas P.D.'s official report.

Brad James is an analyst for You can find him on Twitter @BroncosItaly.

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