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Aqib Talib Denies Charge In Statement Made Through His Lawyer

Aqib Talib turned himself in two days on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Yesterday, he issued a statement through his lawyer that denied the charges, via Tampa Bay Online.

"On March 30, 2011, Aqib Talib voluntarily reported to law enforcement authorities in Dallas County, Texas, to address certain charges that have been lodged against him," the attorneys said in the statement. "It is important to note that these charges are only allegations, allegations that Aqib vigorously denies."

They also had some negative things to say about how the media has been portraying Talib, considering the charges are just allegations at this point.

"Given that the charges are only allegations, we are deeply troubled that certain members of the media have jumped to unfair conclusions concerning Aqib," the statement said. "Aqib is confident that once all of the facts are known, this matter will be resolved favorably and in an expeditious fashion. Aqib remains very committed to his family and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization."

And according to Rick Stroud at, Talib has told one of his former coaches that only his mother Okolo, who was also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, was the only one who pulled the trigger.

One of Talib's coaches at Kansas said Talib told him earlier this week that only his mother pulled the trigger.

As of right now, there are too many moving pieces in this trial to have a good read on what is going on. Hopefully as the investigation unfolds we will learn more.

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