Aqib Talib was indicted on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon a few weeks ago, and now it appears that he will appear in court on Thursday. but according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the reason for his appearance isn't totally clear.
The specific reason for the appearance isn’t clear. At some point, Talib will be required to enter a plea, a basic process (except for Joe Pesci) of uttering either “guilty” or “not guilty” or, as the case may be, “absolutely, 100 percent not guilty.”
This will be the first of many appearances that Talib will likely have to make in court over the next few months. And it is unlikely that we will find out any more information in this meeting than we already know about the situation. Talib had been with the Bucs doing off season workouts recently, but this is probably going to cut into some of his preparation time.