Trial for Aqib Talib scheduled for March

There is going to be nothing speedy about the legal process for Aqib Talib.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback, who is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, will stand trial in Texas beginning March 26, according to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.

Talib is accused of firing shots at the boyfriend of his sister. He’s reportedly said it was his mother who was firing shots. She also faces charges.

Some have speculated the Buccaneers will cut ties with Talib before the season begins. The NFL is expected to attempt to discipline players who have run afoul of the law during the lockout. Talib is a previous offender, and he could face stiff discipline from commissioner Roger Goodell.

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