Charges against Talib dismissed
Talk about dodging a bullet…literally. Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib had found himself in hot water yet again, when he was arrested on felony assault charges, stemming from an incident where he pistol whipped his sister’s boyfriend then fired a gun in his general direction.
Talib’s trial was supposed to start on June 25, but according to his attorney, Frank Perez, the charges have been dismissed altogether.
“I guess the district attorney, in preparing for trial, had a chance to evaluate the case,” Perez told the Tampa Bay Times Monday. “The bottom line is that the complaintant is sitting in jail as a repeat child molester and has prior cases of the same nature.”
Oh, I guess that will do it. But, here’s the question: What took the prosecution so long to realize that their star witness was a complete dud? They just found this out? Shannon Billings, the dud in question, has a history as a sex offender and, thinking about it more now, very well could have done something to Talib’s sister that made Talib go haywire and pistol whip him.
“We felt strongly the whole time that this would be resolved in Aqib’s favor,” Perez said. “He’s very excited he can resume his career and have a fresh start with no problems.”
Good thing they didn’t waste taxpayer money going through the legal system any longer on this. Talib should be free of league discipline on this, unless Goodell has had it with him and smacks him around for bringing a bad image to the shield.