It appears Aqib Talib was a victim of his own mishap.
The Dallas Police Department completed its investigation into what actually happened during the early morning hours of June 5, when Talib was hospitalized after suffering a gunshot wound to his leg, and determined the Denver Broncos cornerback shot himself, according to WFAA in Dallas.
Talib hasn’t revealed many details of the incident to this point, but sources told WFAA that the claim that he was shot by someone while standing in a park in northeast Dallas is unfounded.
Talib, who was treated at a nearby hospital, avoided surgery and was released from the hospital the following day. He hasn’t missed any time this season, though the 30-year-old still could face discipline from the NFL, which reportedly is investigating the incident.
No charges have been filed in Dallas, according to ESPN, and it’s unclear if charges are forthcoming. Either way, Talib probably would like to put the whole ordeal behind him, especially with the Broncos off to a 4-0 start this season in large because of Denver’s defensive dominance.
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