Aqib Talib was in court yesterday, but we don't yet know the exact details of what he was doing there. But his impending legal issues, whatever they might become, is something that the Bucs team will have to address. There has been some speculation about the Bucs releasing Talib as soon as the lockout ends. But you can count Ronde Barber as one player in the locker room who wants the Bucs to retain Talib, according to Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report.
“Much like [my brother] Tiki – and I know Tiki well and I’ve known Aqib for three years – he is complex,” Barber said of Talib. “It is too easy to simplify somebody and say they are a thug, he had a bad upbringing and [all that]. Some of that upbringing is part of what he is, but that is not who he is. I know him to be a great teammate. I know him to be a fun-loving, kind of gregarious guy. He likes to be the center of attention and he likes to have fun.”
Talib might be a popular guy in the locker room, and that might come into play when the front office decides what to do, but they will ultimately have to decide if they are willing to put up with these kind of antics in the future.