Aqib Talib escaped a scary incident this weekend without any serious injuries, but he might not be out of the woods yet.
The NFL is “actively” looking into the circumstances of an incident at a Dallas nightclub early Sunday morning in which the Denver Broncos cornerback was shot in the leg, a league official told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.
Talib was taken to a Dallas-area hospital after being shot at V Live nightclub at around 4:30 a.m., according to reports. Rumors have started flying about what exactly happened, including one that Talib may have accidentally shot himself. The former New England Patriots cornerback reportedly told police he was “too intoxicated” to remember how the events transpired.
Those murky details apparently have led the NFL to “(explore) the determining facts behind the incident,” the league official told Schefter. As Schefter writes, the NFL’s investigation into the incident might not bode well for Talib:
“One league source said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t like guns in the hands of intoxicated players, and he especially doesn’t like guns in the hands of intoxicated players who have a history with guns like Talib has.”
Dallas Police, meanwhile, is investigating the shooting as an aggravated assault, although no charges have been filed. Talib will miss the rest of Denver’s organized team activities and was not present Monday when the Broncos visited the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl 50 victory.
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