Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib has surrendered to police in Garland, TX, according to NFL reporter Rick Stroud, ending a bizarre three-day stretch in which police sought him as a “person of interest” in a shooting which took place at his sister’s home on March 21, and beginning what is sure to be a long struggle with the law. More details about the night in question are available here.
Stroud says police booked Talib for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, following his surrender.
Talib, 24, led the Bucs with six interceptions last season; he also ranked ninth on the team by tallying 40 tackles. He’s valuable to the team, but the allegations against him are so serious the Bucs issued a statement expressing their concern, which violates NFL rules due to the current work stoppage. That Tampa Bay risked a penalty to make that statement attests to how seriously it’s taking Talib’s situation.