Aqib Talib 'person of interest' in shooting
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib could be in trouble again.
The Dallas Morning Observer reports that Talib is a “person of interest” in a shooting that occurred as part of a domestic dispute in Garland, Texas.
The altercation took place a week ago on March 21 and began between Tali’s sister Saran and her boyfriend, Shannon Billings, according to the police report.
Then, Talib arrived along with his mother Okolo and according to the Morning News, he attempted to pistol whip Billings. A struggle ensued and as Billings ran away from the scene, Talib allegedly fired multiple shots at him using a gun that belonged to Okolo.
Billings has been arrested on an outstanding assault charge. No further charges or arrests have been made as police continue their investigation. With police calling Talib a person of interest, this could potentially take a very bad turn for him. He was suspended for the season opener last year after being busted for busting a cab driver in the head.
He had previous scrapes with the Bucs, fighting a teammate in practice and at the NFL’s rookie symposium in 2008. Any gun charges against Talib could lead to serious consequences from commissioner Roger Goodell when the labor mess is resolved. Of course, Talib has yet to be charged with anything. Stay tuned.
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