For all of you Tampa Bay Buccaneer fans out there…. this story has got to drive you crazy. Last year’s first round draft pick, Aqib Talib, who plays cornerback for the Bucs, was arrested early this morning for Battery and Resisting Arrest Without Violence after he allegedly struck a cab driver in the neck and ear while riding from a St. Petersburg club to a Tampa hotel.
For the complete story, check out today’s St. Petersburg Times article.
This is not the first time that Talib’s behavior has been called into question. In May, Talib was involved in a fight during a Bucs practice in which he hit his teammate Torrie Cox, as well as a bystander, with his helmet. Talib was actually trying to hit teammate Donald Penn. Cox, who was attempting to break up the fight, received multiple stiches in his face.
Talib was also involved in a fight with then-teammate Cory Boyd at the NFL’s Rookie Symposium last year. Coincidentally, one of the topics discussed at the Symposium was “personal conduct.”
In college, at the University of Kansas, Talib reportedly tested positive for marijuana multiple times. This unfortunate news for the Bucs comes just days after Safety Tanard Jackson was suspended by the NFL for four (4) games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
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