Talib enters pre-trial intervention program

Aqib Talib’s goal is to have the case of the roughed up cabbie behind him before the season starts.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback has been admitted into a pre-trial intervention program in Pinellas County, Florida, that will wipe the charge of simple battery off his record provided he successfully completes it, the Tampa Tribune reported.

Talib, of course, punched taxi driver David Duggan last August at the end of a ride from a St. Petersburg club to a hotel in Tampa. The program he is entering is for first-time, non-violent offenders and Duggan likely had to grant his approval. We’re not sure what was “non-violent” about Talib punching the man, but hey, maybe the Bucs are due to catch a break.

Talib will be required to attend anger management classes and perform community service. His attorney Ron Hanes told the newspaper he expects all conditions to be met before the season begins.

Keep in mind, for all the athletes who are busted for drunken driving, Talib gets credit for leaving the driving to someone else.

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