Aqib Talib has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. it is the most serious issue he has faced since coming into the NFL, but it is certainly not the first. Rick Stroud at the St. Petersburg Times has put together a little bit of a history of Talib's transgressions in the hopes of providing context to his most recent troubles. It's worth reading the whole thing, but I'll put the scariest part here.
It comes from Jim Ledford, who was Talib's coach at Berkner High School.
"It's sad. I'd give anything if he could separate himself from that kind of atmosphere, if you will," Ledford said. "When he and I talked the last time, we talked about not putting yourself in those situations. But this one was family, and he's very loyal to his mother. I know how close they were, even here. That's one of the things in his demise right now, the closeness to his family."
Reading the entire article shows you why Ledford feels this way about Talib's family situation. It is certainly something that will need to be addressed if Talib is able to get past this most recent trouble.