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Report: Bucs will release Talib

Posted on: April 24, 2011 12:17 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The last month of the offseason apparently has shown the Buccaneers why they need to part ways with the ultra-talented, often-troubled CB Aqib Talib.

That’s the report from the St. Petersburg Times, which writes that, barring a last-minute changing of the mind, Tampa Bay will release Talib as soon as the NFL reopens for business.

Talib's timeline
As you know, Talib has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly pistol-whipping the live-in boyfriend of his sister and then firing gunshots at him as he tried to flee the area in Garland, Texas.

And this is not the first time Talib has created drama around himself or his teammates. At the rookie symposium in 2008, he fought a teammate, and in 2009, he used his helmet to crack CB Torrie Cox in the head (it might or might not have been an accident, as Talib was going after T Donald Penn). He also agreed to a plea deal last year for a battery charge involving a cab driver – which led to a one-game suspension.

As the Times’ Rick Stroud writes, “As far as the Bucs are concerned, the outcome of the (latest) case won't matter. They know Talib at the least faces a long league suspension. The Bucs have reached a point where they believe Talib's talent no longer justifies the trouble he generates. They believe it's only a matter of time before he runs afoul of the rules again. That's why general manager Mark Dominik made it clear last week that the Bucs have altered their draft plans to include selecting a cornerback.”

As some would say, it’s probably about time Tampa Bay came to that conclusion.

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Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib




Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

im sure someone will take a chance on this thug. dude obviously has major anger management issues. u have it made as a pro ball player and you are going to throw it out the window over something stupid? pro athletes need to slow down and take some time to contemplate the possible ramifications of your actions before your ruin what you've been blessed with.



Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:30 am
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

I thought your last name was "he hate me!"




Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:24 am
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

Busted for drugs!!  Now assault, possession of a firearm, pistolwhipping and unloading a clip at the victim?  Hey!!  He now would look terrific in a Jets uniform!!  Talib has passed all the tests recently!!!  J....E....T.....S!!!!   JETS!  JETS!  JETS!!!!!



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:10 am
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

Good deal.

Now the Cowgirls can sign him! That seams to be a place for some trouble makers to end up!



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 9:38 am
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

Very disappointing to see things have come to this with Aqib Talib. He showed such promise while at KU. I hope he can turn his life around.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2011 9:16 am
 

Report: Bucs will release Talib

But their DRAFTS have been good, as far as "character" goes
Who is that eogtistical rookie me first guy who didnt pay his BLING bill??



Anyways. Talib needs to go.  Its too bad bc he had talent as a football player, but this is the type of gangsta ninja crap that makes the
NFL look more and more like a scumbag league.  Getting into fight with a gun and then say yo momma was the one bustin caps??
Hilarious. 
He should be suspended indefinitely.  How long before he kills someone?  Is that what it will take for the NFL to stop the cash flow to this guy??

Must be tough on Morris...wasnt Talib from KSU???


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