DALLAS (The Sports Xchange) – Dallas police reportedly dismissed Aqib Talib’s report that someone shot him June 5, ruling that the Denver Broncos cornerback shot himself in the leg.
WFAA-TV in Dallas reported the police department’s finding Tuesday without citing the source.
The NFL still could issue discipline in relation to the incident.
Talib had a bullet enter the rear of his right thigh and exit his right calf while he was standing in a park in the early-morning hours, according to police reports. He reportedly told the police he heard a gunshot and was hit, then was driven in his car to a hospital. WFAA reported that he refused further interviews with the police.
At the Broncos’ training camp in August, Talib admitted he was too intoxicated on June 5 to remember the details of the incident.
Talib was slowly worked back into action in the summer, and he appeared in the Broncos’ third preseason game. When Denver began the season, he was back in the starting lineup.
Through four games this year, Talib has 11 tackles and three interceptions, including one pick that he returned 46 yards for a touchdown.
A first-round pick of the Buccaneers in 2008, Talib spent five years in Tampa Bay and then two years with the New England Patriots before joining the Broncos in 2014.
Talib has 362 career tackles, 33 interceptions and three forced fumbles in 111 NFL games.