It’s been quite an interesting offseason for Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (all of which you can read in our handy related box in the middle of this post). But to sum up, Talib was arrested and faces charges of attempted assault with a deadly weapon, and though many of us assumed Tampa Bay would release Talib the first chance it got, that obviously hasn’t happened.
Since he’s still in a Bucs uniform, Talib says he will focus only on his on-field performance.
"Straight football,'' Talib told the Tampa Tribune. "I'm focused only on the stuff I can control. If I can't control it, I'm not going to focus on it. It's about setting that alarm, waking up, making it to meetings, coming out here on the practice field and making (wide receiver) Mike Williams better. It's about seeing Calvin Johnson early, Sept. 11th, when it all starts.''
Talib won’t go to trial until next spring, so he won’t miss any football this fall because of the legal system.
He also can count on coach Raheem Morris for support apparently.
"That's my dog,'' said Talib. "If anybody's got the real true story of what happened, Rah does.''
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