News that Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib's assault case had been dismissed was good news for the young cornerback, but it doesn't necessarily mean that he is out of the woods. As reported by the Tampa Bay TImes, the case dismissal doesn't necessarily mean that Talib will avoid disciplinary action from NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell and draws comparisons to Ben Roethlisberger's four game suspension despite never actually being charged with a crime:
"The difference between Roethlisberger's situation and Talib's is that the former's alleged incident occurred before the NFL lockout. Talib's case has been adjudicated at a time when the players' union has been much more likely to push back on disciplinary issues (see the ongoing battle over the Bounty-gate discipline). That doesn't mean the union will go to bat for Talib, it just suggests Goodell could be less inclined to act given the current environment."
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