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Report: Talib blames mother for shooting

Posted on: March 30, 2011 10:57 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after turning himself into Garland, Texas police today – he was later released after posting $25,000 bond – but apparently he’s pretty unwavering that he’s an innocent man.

That’s what he told one of his former college coaches this week, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

While talking to former Kansas co-defensive coordinator Clint Bowen, Talib – who is alleged to have fired gunshots at his sister’s boyfriend – proclaimed he wasn’t the one shooting.

 "I talked to Aqib two days ago," Bowen said. "I told him, 'I just read something about you firing a gun.' He said, 'Man, I didn't do a thing. It'll all come out soon.' He just kept saying that."

"He said, 'I didn't do that. That was my mom. It’s all going to come out.'"

It should be noted that Talib’s mother, Okolo Talib, also has been charged with the same crime.

All of this should made for an interesting dinner discussion the next time Talib and his mother see each other. But here’s the good news: if Talib is found not guilty of these charges and he needs to find extra work while the lockout continues, perhaps he can screen-write the script for the sequel to that Estelle Getty/Sylvester Stallone classic.

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Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Report: Talib blames mother for shooting

That is pathetic- let's just blame mom!


Um, by the eyewitness accounts, it WAS mom who started shooting.  But the Dallas Observer quoted a police report that said the neighbors corroborated the story that after she fired 3 shots, Aqib took the gun from her and said "I'll shoot him!" and fired two more.

I suppose its possible that all of the eyewitnesses are in a conspiracy against the football player, or that the newspaper didn't accurately reflect the police report, but it sure doesn't look like it was "just mom" shooting.



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:57 am
 

Report: Talib blames mother for shooting

Ummm....FYI.....St. Louis is among the top cities for violent crime in the nation.  Just sayin'.

Aquib....if you are going to blame your mother....you should blame her for giving birth to you.  If that never would have happened, you wouldn't be in such a pickle.  How dare your mother bring you into this world.  What was she thinking?



Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:56 am
 

Report: Talib blames mother for shooting

That is pathetic- let's just blame mom!




Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:24 am
 

Report: Talib blames mother for shooting

Aqueef Talib blaming Okolo Talib.  The "rotten apple doesn't fall far from the rotten apple tree."  And why wouldn't he "man up" and protect his mother and take the blame?  These guys are "sinking to a new low."



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:19 am
 

Report: Talib blames mother for shooting

Wow.  He's really going to throw his own mother under the bus?  That's cold... no matter what the circumstances are.



Since: Jun 16, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:19 am
 

Report: Talib blames mother for shooting

lol..you are a idiot and the streets of St Louis are just packed with up standing people. People do stupid things no matter where they are from...!!



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:04 am
 

Report: Talib blames mother for shooting

this idiot went to kansas...shocking! NOT! its amazing how these guys make so much money and yet can be so stupid and just dont get the big picture. throw this chump in jail! i mean seriously, if any1 of us unloaded a clip at my sisters boyfreind, u can garandamtee that all of us would be sitting in jail asap waiting for this to be worked out. i mean what a coward! now he is trying to put it all on his mom? jeez! what do u teach these kids at kansas anyway?




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:37 am
 

Report: Talib blames mother for shooting

I don't believe a word that comes ouf of Talib's mouth. I think the first story (that both fired the gun) is the real story. What a wonderful family he's got there! But it's hard to blame junior for being a thug when mommy is a thugh, too.  That's obviously how he was raised.



Since: Mar 31, 2011
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:34 am
 

Report: Talib blames mother for shooting

stand up guy i would say not, however it is quite ironic that a pittsburger would stand up on a perch and talk about how proud a team must be about the character of a man considering the "best organization in football" chose winning over charater just so recently. i'd rather have a player shooting at a woman beater than have the one assaulting the women.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:36 am
 

Report: Talib blames mother for shooting

what a stand up guy--blamin momma for blasting away. Bucs org must be so proud of the character of this man.  Wonder how loud the laughter was on the owners conference call to discuss strategy on how to deal with the players in regards to the lock-out.  This is alomst as bad as LeDouch blaming his quitting in the playoffs last year on his LeMomma for hanging out with Delonte West.


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