Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib will miss the team’s trip to the White House this week. But, unlike other players on Super Bowl winning teams that have missed the trip in the past, Talib has a very good excuse. He was shot in the leg over the weekend. Despite the injury, the Broncos online NFL lines to win the Super Bowl won’t be affected because Talib is expected to make a full recovery.
According to police reports, a man pulled a gun and shot another man outside the V Live club in Dallas early Sunday morning. Another person got injured after a fight started outside the club. Both men were taken to a nearby hospital and are expected to fully recover.
A local television station reported that Talib was one of the injured men and he was taken to the hospital in his car. Talib was shot in his right leg, but the bullet, which entered and exited his leg, did not hit any arteries or ligaments.
Talib received stitches at the hospital and won’t require surgery on the leg. He is expected to be released from the hospital on Monday, but he won’t be able to make the trip to the White House, which is also scheduled for Monday.
The Denver Broncos do not believe the injury is serious enough to keep Talib out of offseason activities, and they expect him to be back with the team soon.
Talib, who graduated from Berkner High School in the Dallas area, was admitted to the Medical City Dallas Hospital.
Talib has been in the headlines a lot since he was drafted into the league. In 2009, he was arrested and charged with simple battery and resisting arrest after assaulting a cab driver. The NFL suspended him for the first game of the 2010 season, and he entered a pretrial diversion program and was ordered to attend anger-management classes.
Talib reached an undisclosed financial agreement with the cab driver.
In 2011, Talib was once again in the news when he was indicted on an aggravated assault charge for an incident near Dallas. Talib allegedly pistol-whipped his sister’s boyfriend and shot at him. The case was eventually dismissed because of a lack of evidence.
In 2014, the Broncos thought Talib got arrested again, but this time around, it was his brother Yaqub Talib, who was arrested.
In 2015, Talib and his brother Yaqub were questioned by police at a night club after an aggravated assault occurred. Aqib Talib’s car was towed by the police so it could be examined for evidence. Talib did not get charged in that incident.
On the field, Talib has also had some disciplinary issues. In 2012, he was suspended by the NFL for four games because he used Adderall without a prescription, which was a violation of the NFL’s performance enhancement policy.
Last season, he was suspended for a game after forcibly poking an opponent in the eye after the play was over, which is a violation of the NFL’s safety rules.
Most players that have been in the news as much as Talib has would have been cut by now, but since Talib is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, teams will put up with a few things. Talib has to be careful going forward because at some point, the Broncos may decide he isn’t worth the distractions and part ways with him.