As reported by ESPN, Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg following a shooting at a Dallas nightclub early on Sunday morning. Talib was released from the hospital on Sunday afternoon and according to a statement from the Denver Broncos, the veteran 30-year-old is okay and is expected to make a full recovery.
— ESPN (@espn) June 5, 2016
The Broncos are scheduled to travel to Washington D.C. on Monday to be honored by President Obama at the White House for February’s Super Bowl 50 Championship. The Broncos have not announced whether or not Talib will make the trip to the nation’s capital.
Specifics on just what went down inside the Dallas nightclub that led to Talib’s gunshot wound still remain unknown. Talib, who lives in Dallas during the offseason, is no stranger to off-field incidents in Big D. In 2011, Talib allegedly pistol-whipped his sister’s boyfriend and fired shots at the man at his home in Dallas, resulting in aggravated assault charges. However, the charges were later dismissed due to a lack of evidence. In 2015, Talib and his brother were questioned at the scene of an aggravated assault at a Dallas nightclub. Talib also had his vehicle towed by police and had it examined for evidence, but was never charged as a result of the incident.
Aqib Talib being involved in some type of domestic incident at a Dallas nightclub is hardly shocking news. But, Aqib Talib getting shot in the leg is certainly very scary and shocking news, especially for Broncos fans, as we all remember the sad and tragic story of Sean Taylor (also got shot in the leg). Thankfully, it appears that Aqib Talib will be able to make a full recovery, and it appears that the injury will not keep him sidelined once the regular season begins in September. It’s still unclear how much of OTA’s Talib will have to miss, and whether or not recovery/rehab efforts (if necessary) from the gunshot wound will cut into Talib’s training camp and preseason time, but, it appears that Broncos fans and Aqib Talib may have dodged a major bullet (pun intended).