What has been a very difficult offseason for Bucs' cornerback Aqib Talib is only getting worse. Talib was just named as a person of interest in a police investigation of a shooting incident that happened in Garland, Texas, on March 21, according to Richie Whitt at the Dallas Observer.
The shooting incident allegedly involved Talib's mother, sister and her boyfriend. The charges Talib is facing could range from discharging a firearm in a municipality, which is a Class A misdemeanor, or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a far more serious offense and a second-degree felony.
According to the report and the sources, at 7:30 p.m. on March 21 Aqib Muttaqi Talib went to his sister's home in the 900 block of Green Pond Drive in Garland (south of Bush Turnpike not far from Spring Creek Elementary and Hawaiian Falls Water Park). Saran, who was arguing with Billings, also called her mother for help. Police were directed to Saran's home via a 911 call by neighbors, who reported a domestic dispute and three shots fired at a black male by a black female.
Talib is a native of Richardson, Texas and attended Berkner High School. Richardson and Garland are both suburbs north of Dallas. He was drafted 20th overall by the Bucs in the 2008 NFL Draft after a standout career at Kansas. In three NFL seasons he has 112 total tackles and 15 interceptions. He had a career high six interceptions last season despite playing in only 11 games.
According to the Garland Police Department, "the investigation is ongoing." We'll have more on this investigation, and what it means for Talib and Bucs, in this thread.