LOS ANGELES (AP/CBSLA.com) — The Denver Broncos say star cornerback Aqib Talib is recovering after being shot in the leg at a Dallas nightclub.
Sources say NFL player Aqib Talib reportedly shot after fight at the V Live club in Dallas and is at Medical City hospital.READ MORE: Pasadena's Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices
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Team spokesman Patrick Smyth said the team has been in touch with the cornerback and that he’s doing OK. Smyth said the team was gathering more information.
Last week, Talib said he was looking forward to the trip Monday to the White House where President Barack Obama will honor the Broncos for winning the Super Bowl. It’s unknown if he’ll still be able to make the trip.
I just spoke to Medical City Hospital, and they tell me Aqib Talib was released from the emergency room today and is no longer in hospital.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) June 5, 2016
The Broncos’ three-day mandatory minicamp starts Tuesday.
Talib is entering his ninth NFL season and has been named to the Pro Bowl the last three seasons.READ MORE: Lynne Thompson Announced As 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate
Police told The Dallas Morning News that Talib was one of two people shot in an altercation at the Vlive club and that both victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds.
Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster tweeted, “My boy Talib is fine thanking man upstairs!”
Along with fellow Pro Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby, Talib makes up what’s considered by many the best cornerback crew in the NFL. His 30 interceptions and eight pick-6s are tops in the league since 2008, his rookie year in Tampa Bay.
Talib is entering his ninth NFL season and third in Denver. He signed a six-year, $57 million contract in 2014 that includes a base salary of $8.5 million for this upcoming season and a roster bonus of nearly $500,000.
Last year he made $5.5 million minus one game check of $323,529 after being suspended for deliberately poking an Indianapolis Colts player in the eye after a play the previous week.
Talib finished the season with 45 tackles, 13 pass breakups and three interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.
He helped shut down Carolina’s vaunted offense in the Super Bowl, breaking up two of Cam Newton’s passes and collecting five tackles in Denver’s 24-10 win. He also drew a pair of personal foul penalties in that game, for taunting and face mask fouls in the second quarter that resulted in fines totaling $26,044.
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