Tampa Bay CB Aqib Talib Indicted

Tampa Bay CB Aqib Talib Indicted

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib could face up to 20 years imprisonment if convicted of crime, putting his NFL career in serious limbo.

Published May 31, 2011

It appears Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib may need the extra time on his hands as result of the NFL lockout after he was indicted Friday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Dallas County, Texas.


Talib was arrested in March for shooting at his sister’s boyfriend as he ran away in Garland, Texas. Apparently Talib’s mother was also involved in the shooting act.


According to reports, Talib pistol whipped the boyfriend before beginning to shoot at him. Talib denies both accusations. The grand jury received the case on Wednesday and took just two days to return the indictment.


Talib has been on the record in the past as saying it was his mother who fired the shots at Shannon Billings, not him. But according to witness accounts, Talib’s mother, Okola, began firing shots at Billings then her son took the handgun away and began firing shots himself.


According to reports, Billings and Talib’s sister, Saran Talib, were involved in a domestic dispute. Talib and his mother were obviously upset.


As a result, Talib and his mother could be in serious trouble. Talib, who is free on a $25,000 bond, could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the charges. Okola was also indicted on similar charges.


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(Photo: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Written by Terrance Harris


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