Aqib Talib, the former Kansas Jayhawk who plays cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been hit with the dreaded "person of interest" label. Police in Garland, Texas, want to talk to Talib about a March 21 incident involving his sister, his sister's boyfriend, his mother and two guns.
The Dallas Observer reports that Talib allegedly attempted to pistol-whip his sister's boyfriend, Shannon Billings. The gun fell to the ground during the exchange. Billings told police that he picked up the piece and began to run, only to be fired upon by Okolo Talib, his girlfriend Saran's mother. Billings says Aqib took the gun from his mother and fired at least two shots before Billings disappeared into the woods.
Talib's NFL career has been marked by a series of incidents that suggest he needs the most intense form of anger-management counseling prescribed by doctors.
Last fall, Talib chewed out and reportedly threatened to hit an official after the Buccaneers lost a game. Talib was arrested after he allegedly punched a cab driver in 2009, the same year he injured a teammate with a swing of his helmet. After being drafted in 2008, he fought with another rookie at a life-skills symposium.
As for the latest bout of questionable judgment, the Observer says an investigation of the events of March 21 could result in a misdemeanor charge of discharging a firearm within a municipality or something more serious, such as aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.