Police Conclude Denver Broncos Player Aqib Talib Shot Himself in the Leg

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Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib is personally responsible for the gunshot wound he reported back in June, according to an independent investigation conducted by the Dallas Police Department.

The All-Pro cornerback told police an unknown individual shot him during an incident in Dallas. The shooting took place in the early morning hours of June 5 near a Dallas strip club. Talib claimed he was shot once in his right leg. The bullet, according to the police report, entered Talib’s right thigh and exited his right calf. Talib didn’t notify police of the incident until he had already arrived at the hospital in a 2015 Rolls Royce.

The NFL star informed police he didn’t know who shot him, and a witness said he had been with Talib in a large group of people in a park when he heard one gunshot. The witness said he then found Talib on the ground and took the cornerback to the hospital. The DPD also found one gram of marijuana during the investigation, but there was no charge filed for possession.

Talib refused a follow-up interview with the Dallas Police Department. Instead, his lawyer spoke for him. The cornerback could still face discipline from the NFL as the organization continues its own investigation.
“Everything was a blur, and I was too intoxicated to remember what happened,” Talib told Dallas police, according to WFAA-TV’s Rebecca Lopez. Lopez, a reporter at WFAA since 1998, covers the Dallas Police Department. According to her report, Talib will face no charges from the DPD and they will take his word that he didn’t shoot himself.

Talib suffered only a minor injury to his leg and has started all four games for the Broncos this season.

Bryan White
Bryan is an editorial intern at Law Street Media from Stratford, NJ. He is a sophomore at American University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. When he is not reading up on the news, you can find him curled up with an iced chai and a good book. Contact Bryan at



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