Report: Broncos CB Aqib Talib under investigation for aggravated assault
Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and his brother are under investigation by the Dallas Police Department for an aggravated assault early Wednesday morning, Rebecca Lopez of ABC affiliate WFAA reports.
According to the report, Talib and his brother were questioned at the scene at a downtown Dallas nightclub and were allowed to leave but their cars were towed and searched for evidence, WFAA reports.
Aqib Talib and his brother, Yaqub, were involved in a physical altercation with another person or persons at Club Luxx on Pearl Street, and then a gun was fired in the club, according to a police report.
Dallas PD has not responded to SI.com's request for comment.
The following statement was provided by Dallas PD to FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo in response to an inquiry about Talib, but does not identify the parties involved:
On April 8, 2015, at approximately 2:09 a.m., officers responded to a call regarding an active shooter on foot in the 700 block of North Pearl Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the complainant who was working at the location. According to the initial report, the complainant stated there was a disturbance inside the location between three Black males. The complainant stated he attempted to quell the disturbance by assisting security in escorting the individuals out of the bar, at which time one of the individuals attempted to punch the complainant. The complainant stated he attempted to defend himself by kicking one of the possible assailants. The complainant stated as they reached the front of the location someone produced a gun and pointed it at him. The complainant closed the door and took cover inside the bar. Witnesses outside the location observed a Black male outside, fire a round into the air, which caused an immediate panic. All of the involved individuals left the location. This is an ongoing investigation at this time. Detectives are actively attempting to identify and interview all parties involved. This offense is documented on case number 077562-2015.
Talib has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons. The 29-year-old was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round in 2008, where he played five years before being traded to the New England Patriots.
In 2009, Talib was suspended one game by the NFL after being arrested for simple battery and resisting arrest for assaulting a cab driver. In 2011, he and his mother were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an altercation with the boyfriend of his sister. The charge was later dropped after his attorney said prosecutors did not believe their chief witness was credible.
Talib signed a six-year, $57 million contract with the Broncos in March 2014. Last season, he recorded 67 tackles and four interceptions for Denver.