Aqib Talib's trial scheduled for later this month has been pushed back to April 16, according to Talib's attorney Frank Perez.
This evening Dallas area attorney Frank Perez who is representing Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib, informed PewterReport.com that Talib’s trial for felony aggravated assault, originally scheduled for March 26, had been pushed back to April 16.
The prosecution made a motion to have the date pushed back as one of the members of the prosecution team’s wife is scheduled to be in labor during the originally scheduled date.
The veteran cornerback was arrested in March 2011 and charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after allegedly firing a gun at his sister’s boyfriend. The charge is a second-degree felony, which can carry a prison sentence of five to 20 years.
Talib has been no stranger to trouble since his arrival since entering the NFL. In July 2008, Talib was involved in a fight with teammate Cory Boyd at the NFL's Rookie Symposium and later that year, during an altercation with an offensive lineman, Talib inadvertently struck teammate Torrie Cox in the face with his helmet.
Then in August 2009, Talib was arrested after an incident involving a cab driver while riding from a St. Petersburg club to a Tampa hotel. The driver claimed Talib punched him as the cab driver was driving. Talib pleaded not guilty, and the case was dismissed after he entered a pretrial diversion program and took anger management classes.
Talib was suspended one game without pay by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Indianapolis a few weeks ago new Bucs head coach Greg Schiano hinted that Talib would get a clean state. While they haven't commented on how Talib's trial affects their draft
plans, it is thought that the Buccaneers were hoping the case would be
resolved in plenty of time before the April 26 draft. The Buccaneers
currently hold the overall No. 5 pick, and what direction they go was
thought in part to depend on Talib's situation and also veteran Ronde
Barber's decision to play another season.
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