Report: Police say Talib shot himself in leg

Dallas police have completed their investigation into the June 5 shooting of Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and have concluded that he shot himself in the leg, according to WFAA television.

When reached by the Denver Post, a media relations representative with the Dallas police department would not confirm the WFAA report.

Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg in the early-morning hours of June 5 in Dallas. He avoided surgery and was released from the hospital the following day, and the incident forced him to miss the Broncos’ visit to the White House to commemorate their Super Bowl 50 win.

According to the police report, Talib said he didn’t know who shot him and that the bullet “entered into the rear of his right thigh then exited his right calf.”

It is not yet clear if Talib will face charges in the incident.

The NFL is investigating the matter, and as recently as Sunday, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the league had not made a decision as to whether Talib would face discipline.

Talib, who missed the first 10 days of training camp, returned to practice with the Broncos on Aug. 8 and was asked if he shot himself.

“The situation is still under review, and we have to respect that process,” Talib said then. “I’m not going to talk about that right now, but I feel great.”

On Aug. 17, the Dallas police department confirmed it was investigating the possibility that Talib shot himself.

Talib, in his ninth NFL season, had three interceptions — two of which were returned for touchdowns — and 45 tackles during the Broncos’ championship season in 2015.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots.

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