Report: NFL Will Not Punish Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib for 2016 Dallas Shooting Incident

The shooting incident dating back to June of 2016 will not net a suspension for Aqib Talib.

One of last offseason's major narratives revolved around an incident in which Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib suffered a gunshot wound to the leg outside of a Dallas club in the early hours of June 5, 2016. Talib, of course, recovered fully from the gunshot wound and didn't skip a beat on the field, having what was widely regarded as the best season of his career in 2016, making the Pro Bowl for the third time and earning first-team All-Pro honors alongside Chris Harris.

But there was always the concern that punishment from the league office was awaiting Talib right around the corner, especially after Dallas police ruled in October that Talib falsified the police report after the incident to hide that he had actually shot himself on accident.

But according to Mike Klis of 9News, Talib will not face discipline for the incident that took place a little less than 10 months ago.

Undoubtedly, this comes as a major relief to the Broncos, whose defense depends of the shutdown ability of their top-three corners. Especially with the departure of CB Kayvon Webster to the Los Angeles Rams, Denver could not afford to lose Talib to suspension for any significant period of time.

Regardless of Talib's immense success in his three years since joining the team as a free agent in 2014 and even the recent news that Bradley Roby's fifth-year option will be picked up, expect the Broncos to target the cornerback position in the draft ten days from now, perhaps just to add depth or prepare for the future.

Will Keys is an Editor for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.

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