Talib will not be suspended for 2016 shooting incident

KUSA—The NFL informed the Denver Broncos this morning cornerback Aqib Talib will not be disciplined for his apparent accidental gun-shooting incident in June 2016.

Talib is in the fourth year of a six-year contract that will pay him $11 million in 2017. In his first seasons with the Broncos, Talib has been selected to three Pro Bowls. He was also named first-team All Pro in 2016.

Talib had told friends he had accidentally shot himself in the early hours of June 5 in Dallas. He was hospitalized because of a wound to his right calf.

Talib’s lawyer later confirmed in a letter to Dallas police that the Broncos defensive back did indeed accidentally shoot himself.

Whether that self-inflicted gunshot occurred at a nightclub or a nearby park remained inconclusive to Dallas police.

Talib missed some offseason and training camp workouts last year, but didn’t miss a game in 2016 because of the calf wound. He did later miss three games because of a back injury.

The league decided the gun-shooting incident did not warrant discipline, meaning Talib will not be suspended from any games in 2017. 

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