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Broncos Aqib Talib: 'Nothing changed' on potential discipline from NFL regarding off-field incident

Dallas Police closed case without filing charges
Broncos Aqib Talib: 'Nothing changed' on potential discipline from NFL regarding off-field incident
Posted at 4:38 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 18:39:20-04

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Aqib Talib's involvement in a June 5 shooting in Dallas remains under review by the NFL. The Dallas Police, however, do not plan to charge the Broncos cornerback, concluding he shot himself in the right leg, according to WFAA-TV. Talib declined to comment on his situation Wednesday when asked if he's heard from the league about potential discipline.

"No, it's still at the same place, man. I'm just really not going to speak on it. It's still under review, so nothing changes," said Talib. "I don't know (if they will talk to him). I am worried about (Atlanta Falcons receiver) Julio Jones right now. I don't have time to worry about that other stuff. It's behind me, man. So nothing changes."

The Dallas Police are taking Talib at his word that he shot himself and closed the case. The injuries sustained in his thigh and calf prevented Talib from playing until the Broncos' third preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams. Even with no charges filed, commissioner Roger Goodell can suspend the cornerback if he deems he violated the personal conduct policy. Several players have been banned without charges, including Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in 2010. 

The Broncos continue to operate as if Talib will be available. 

"Really, nothing has changed," coach Gary Kubiak said. "We addressed that two or three months ago. I have not heard anything from anybody regarding that. We are just moving forward. He's playing great, having a heck of a year and we expect him to keep going."

Talib's primary backup is Bradley Roby, who starts in nickel packages. When Roby plays corner, Kayvon Webster fills his role. Talib stayed focused on the Falcons, not the uncertainty of his situation.

"When I heard that report yesterday (on no charges being filed), I immediately got on my iPad and started watching Julio Jones. I cannot even worry about it, you know what I'm saying?" Talib said. "I got my hands full with enough already. Like I said, it's still under review, I'm not really going to talk about that right now."

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