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« : May 28, 2011, 01:37:20 PM »

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/tampa-bay-buccaneers-aqib-talib-indicted-for-aggravated-assault-with/1172135

The mother of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib admitted to police in an interview that it "could've been Aqib" who fired a handgun at his sister's boyfriend during a domestic dispute in March near Dallas.

That information was part of a three-page arrest affidavit that a Dallas County grand jury used Friday to indict Talib and his mother on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The second-degree felony carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison. The indictment could also jeopardize Talib's career. Despite the ongoing labor dispute between the NFL owners and players, league Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that players will be held accountable to the league's code of conduct once the two sides reach a contract agreement.

Police say that Talib pointed a 9mm handgun at the head of Shannon Billings, the live-in boyfriend of his sister, Saran Talib. He then attempted to pistol-whip Billings before the gun was lost in the struggle, striking a fence and jamming.

That's when police say Talib's mother, Okolo, arrived at the scene and fired several shots at Billings with a .380-caliber Ruger. At some point, Aqib Talib gained possession of his mother's gun and fired two shots at Billings, according to documents released Friday. None of the shots hit Billings.

Aqib Talib, 25, is a former first-round pick from Kansas State and arguably Tampa Bay's best defensive player. He led the team in interceptions last season with six.

Talib, who was suspended one game last season for an incident involving a St. Petersburg cab driver in 2009, apparently was aware of his predicament when he yelled, "you're going to make me throw away my career,'' as he attempted to pistol whip Billings, according to an arrest affidavit.

Talib and his mother gave conflicting statements about how as many as five shots were fired during an altercation in the quiet Dallas suburb of Garland on March 21.

In an interview with detectives four days after the shooting, Okolo Talib, 58, may have provided police with the most incriminating evidence against her son. She said after Talib took the gun from her, "she did hear a shot and eventually admitted it could've been Aqib who shot," according to the affidavit.

She also said that after Aqib "took the gun from her, he chased after Billings with the gun.''


Through his attorneys, Aqib Talib has denied the charges. In fact, he told police that he had left his 9mm handgun at his sister's house a month or two earlier. He said he saw Billings with the weapon when he drove up to the brick house.

Billings, who said he obtained the 9mm from Talib in the struggle, eventually led police to the handgun, which he had thrown in a trash can behind his house.

The .380 handgun used by Okolo also is registered to Aqib Talib, according to documents released Friday.

Jay K. Reisinger, Aqib Talib's Pittsburgh-based attorney, said he's confident the matter will be resolved in Talib's favor once all the evidence is presented.

"It is important to note that the indictment is merely a formal accusation, and that Mr. Talib has not been convicted of any crime with respect to this matter,'' Reisinger said in the statement.

"The grand jury was not privy to a number of important facts. We are very confident that once we have the opportunity to present all of the facts, this matter will be resolved in Mr. Talib's favor. Aqib looks forward to putting this matter behind him and returning to the game of football.''

Reisinger declined further comment. Talib was unavailable for comment Friday.

However, in interviews with police, Aqib Talib gave several conflicting statements, but maintained it was Billings who pointed the gun at him.

Talib said his mother used another gun to fire several shots at Billings' feet. When Talib attempted to take the gun away from her, he said his mother fired "two more shots in the air.''

But investigators recovered at least one shell casing from the .380 in the driveway of a house across the street from Saran Talib, supporting Billings' claim that he was chased into a wooded area by Aqib Talib, who fired shots at him.


Talib has been free since posting $25,000 bail. Okolo Talib received an additional charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and was released after posting a total of $30,000 bail.


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« #1 : May 28, 2011, 01:58:06 PM »

His mom isn't helping him. Bummer.

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« #2 : May 28, 2011, 02:07:09 PM »

oh what a wicked web we weave when we plot to deceive......or something like that.

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« #3 : May 28, 2011, 02:15:42 PM »

from the comments on PFT

''The problem with that type of quote is it reads very bad for Aqib, but means nothing at all.
 
Truth is that in the simplest form all she said with that comment is “I don’t know what happened.”
 
“Could have” means nothing that factors into this case either way, it means he may or may not have done it, well that adds a whole lot to the case doesn’t it.
 
“He may have shot the gun officer but for all I know he may have stood there scratching his arse. I don’t know.”


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« #4 : May 28, 2011, 02:31:00 PM »

from the comments on PFT

''The problem with that type of quote is it reads very bad for Aqib, but means nothing at all.
 
Truth is that in the simplest form all she said with that comment is “I don’t know what happened.”
 
“Could have” means nothing that factors into this case either way, it means he may or may not have done it, well that adds a whole lot to the case doesn’t it.
 
“He may have shot the gun officer but for all I know he may have stood there scratching his arse. I don’t know.”

Exactly. I don't know why that's so hard for so many to understand.

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« #5 : May 28, 2011, 03:07:47 PM »

Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib was formally indicted on Friday, which means that he should be headed to a trial on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon unless a plea agreement is reached.

I’m not the lawyer around here, but one problem for Talib will be the statements made to the police from Talib’s mother Okolo Talib in the days after the incident.

Police say that Aqib Talib fired shots at Shannon Billings after Okolo Talib did the same.  Aqib Talib denied he ever shot the gun; he also is accused of pistol whipping Billings.

His mother told police “she did hear a shot and eventually admitted it could’ve been Aqib who shot,” according to an affidavit obtained by Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.

Aqib Talib also reportedly gave many “conflicting statements” to police about the events in question.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/28/talibs-mother-tells-police-her-son-could-have-fired-gun/
 

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« #6 : May 28, 2011, 03:08:39 PM »

Damn, Momma!!

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« #7 : May 28, 2011, 03:10:02 PM »

from the comments on PFT

''The problem with that type of quote is it reads very bad for Aqib, but means nothing at all.
 
Truth is that in the simplest form all she said with that comment is “I don’t know what happened.”
 
“Could have” means nothing that factors into this case either way, it means he may or may not have done it, well that adds a whole lot to the case doesn’t it.
 
“He may have shot the gun officer but for all I know he may have stood there scratching his arse. I don’t know.”

 
 
 
 

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« #8 : May 28, 2011, 03:23:56 PM »

It's a wonder how Talib got this far in life with a mother like that.

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« #9 : May 28, 2011, 03:30:55 PM »

Billings should not have been there. That's the first problem. The second is that in America you can't defend yourself or family without going to court.

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« #10 : May 28, 2011, 03:44:54 PM »

Confusion for a jury is a good thing. They have to have beyond a reasonable doubt.


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« #11 : May 28, 2011, 09:13:58 PM »

I want the guy to get out of it, but at the same time do any of us really want him back? I feel like TB is stuck with him if they want to win anytime soon. If he's only in there for four games, it's still four games with a shutdown corner. An you got to believe that one of the NFC south teams would try picking him up.

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« #12 : May 28, 2011, 09:43:26 PM »

Kansas State didn't produce that guy... he is a Kansas University product.


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« #13 : May 28, 2011, 10:16:32 PM »

from the comments on PFT

''The problem with that type of quote is it reads very bad for Aqib, but means nothing at all.
 
Truth is that in the simplest form all she said with that comment is “I don’t know what happened.”
 
“Could have” means nothing that factors into this case either way, it means he may or may not have done it, well that adds a whole lot to the case doesn’t it.
 
“He may have shot the gun officer but for all I know he may have stood there scratching his arse. I don’t know.”

Exactly. I don't know why that's so hard for so many to understand.
It's very simple to understand..but any half-way decent prosecutor will weave this into a bad scenario for Aqib et al.. The more this thing unfolds the less promising Talib's chances are for remaining w/ the team and quite possibly the league.

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« #14 : May 28, 2011, 10:55:41 PM »

Nice wholesome family.
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