Report: Talib seeking intervention program

Aqib Talib has applied to enter a pretrial intervention program as a means to resolve the misdemeanor battery charge he faces from an incident last August when he allegedly hit a cab driver with a closed fist near a Tampa, Fla., hotel, according to a report in the St. Petersburg Times.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback will learn in a matter of weeks if he has been accepted into the program. His chances are good, according to assistant state attorney Richard Ripplinger because he does not have a previous record and the victim, David Duggan, does not object.

Talib was arrested Aug. 19 by Florida Highway Patrol after allegedly striking Duggan near the end of a ride from a bar in St. Petersburg to a Tampa hotel. The intervention program, if successfully completed, would eventually lead to the charges being dropped. He would likely have to spend six months on probation.

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