Last week Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times reported that talented, yet often troubled cornerback Aqib Talib is all but gone, once the NFL’s labor strife lifted. Well it might be time for Stroud to pump the breaks on such non-sourced assumptions. During the draft this weekend, Adam Schefer of Espn.com reported that the Bucs have not made a decision on Talib and would allow the judicial system to run the course before any decision would be made about Tailb’s future with the team. Now a second outlet is reporting the exact same thing as Schefer. According to Pro Football Weekly they too have confirmed that the Bucs plan to let the court process play out before making a decision on Talib.
As we originally stated, when Stroud first reported that Talib would be jettisoned. Mark Dominik is a cerebral assassin when it comes to personnel moves and would play this as close to his vest as possible before deciding the fate of Tailb, before all the facts were in. This just goes to show, even the paid journalist get it wrong in their haste to make news rather then just report it.