Aqib Talib In Trouble Again, Being Sued Over Supposed Threat

Aqib Talib is one of the most talented cornerbacks in the NFL, but he's also one of the most troubled. His future with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is up in the air at the moment, as he's scheduled to stand trial this month on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon. If convicted -- which seems likely -- he could end up missing significant time, and the Bucs may be forced to cut him loose.

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But that's not the only issue plaguing Talib these days. While he seems to have put his anger management problems behind him for the moment -- or at least, there haven't been any recent new incidents -- he is currently being sued for an incident back in 2009:

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The plaintiff, Betty Atwood, claims Talib threatened ‘to put a cap in (her)' after he ‘negligently' caused their vehicles to collide while traveling eastbound on Spruce Street near the intersection of Westshore Boulevard, according to the lawsuit filed March 2 in the civil division of Hillsborough County's 13th Circuit Court.

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Atwood said prior to the arrival of law enforcement, Talib threatened to physically harm her by saying, in a raised voice, "I'll put a cap in you,' which she interpreted to mean he intended to shoot her with a firearm. (Tampa Bay Times)

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For what it's worth, Talib's attorney is claiming that the story is false, and was concocted by the plaintiff after she realized that Talib was an NFL player. There was no police report from the incident, so there's no handy record to refer to, but he claims to have witnesses that can attest that Talib said no such thing.

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This incident happened in December of 2010, before the shooting incident that led to Talib's upcoming trial. Prior to that event, Talib had a history of anger-related issues, so an outburst of this nature wouldn't have been out of character. It's always good to give people the benefit of the doubt...but with Talib's history, it can be so tough.

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