After a well documented off-season were Aqib Talib had another brush with the law, in Garland, Texas. His immediate future with the organization that used the 20th overall selection in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft to select the former Kansas Jayhawk, looked bleak at best. With rumors surfacing from the local pen and mic club, that Talib would be released by the Bucs immediately, once the league lifted the lockout, his fate appeared to be signed sealed and all but delivered.
Talib, whose trail is set for the early part of 2012 on aggravated assault chargers met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York at league headquarters Tuesday to discuss the nature of his arrest and the details surrounding the night in question.
Many within the inner circle of the NFL firmly believe Talib will incur the wrath of the commissioner under the guise of conduct detrimental to the league, policy. The question however has never been about will Talib be punished by the league, but rather when and the severity of said punishment.
After an exhaustive and lengthy discourse with the warden, no decision has been made, but must expect a lengthy suspension to be handed down and some have even floated the possibility that a hefty fine could be levied in lieu of a suspension.