ATLANTA - DECEMBER 14: Cornerback Aqib Talib #25 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sets for play against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 14, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Dez Bryant was reportedly banned from the NorthPark Center for a short time as the result of a criminal trespass warning recently, but another young NFLer with roots in North Texas is now facing even greater legal trouble, after reportedly being involved in a fight last week.
After a March 21 incident involving his sister, his sister’s boyfriend, his mother and at least two guns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ cornerback Aqib Talib has been named as a person of interest in a Garland Police Department investigation, Richie Whitt of the Dallas Observer reported Friday.
"The investigation is ongoing," Garland Police Department administration supervisor Captain Patrick McCulley told the Observer. "But I can confirm that Mr. Talib is a person of interest in the case."
From what we can gather from the report, Talib allegedly went to his sister, Saran’s house in Garland on March 21, where a domestic disturbance (and shots fired) had already been reported. Once there, according to Saran’s boyfriend Shannon Billings, Talib produced a handgun and attempted to pistol whip him with it. According to the report and Billings’ account, Okolo Talib, the NFL star’s mother, as well as Talib himself fired shots in Billings’ deirection as he fled the scene on foot.
In interviewing Billings, police found that he already had two related, pending offenses on the books and arrested him.
Talib doesn’t come into this investigation with a squeaky clean track record. He has been in several fights since coming into the league from the University of Kansas in 2008, including one that involved the highly-touted cornerback striking a teammate with his helmet during a Bucs practice.
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