Talib focused on Julio Jones, not June shooting

KUSA - Bronco fans want to know: Will commissioner Roger Goodell free Aqib?

The Dallas police apparently did.

A report out of Dallas Tuesday said the police investigation into Aqib Talib’s shooting back on June 5 is finished.

The police determined Talib accidentally shot himself. Which is what we at 9NEWS reported four months ago.

I was in the middle of asking Talib about what he thought when he heard about the report yesterday when he cut me off:

“When I heard that report yesterday, I immediately got on my IPad and started watching Julio Jones,’’ Talib said.

The Dallas police told 9NEWS on Wednesday it would not confirm their investigation is finished. When its police report has been submitted to the public, Goodell will be free to determine whether Talib was in violation of the league’s personal conduct policy.

It doesn’t appear Talib will be charged in the Dallas shooting, but the NFL does not need charges or a conviction to find one of its employees in violation of its personal conduct policy.

I still wouldn’t expect any discipline to come down for a little while, yet. At the very least, we will see the league’s best defense back in Talib take on the NFL’s best receiver in Julio Jones, this Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

And with the Broncos playing on short rest next Thursday at San Diego, the league probably wouldn’t decide on Talib next week, either.

Talib had two interceptions that set up two touchdowns in the Broncos’ 27-7 win Sunday at Tampa Bay. Jones had 300 yards receiving in a 48-33 win against Carolina.

It’s the cornerback-receiver matchup of the season.

“I can’t even worry about (the report), you know what I’m saying?’’ Talib said. “I’ve got my hands full with enough already. Like I said it’s still under review I’m not going to talk about that right now.’’ 

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