Denver Broncos Cornerback Aqib Talib Shot in Leg at A Dallas Night Club

Denver Broncos Cornerback Aqib Talib Shot in Leg at A Dallas Night Club

Denver Broncos Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib was released from Dallas’ Medical City Hospital emergency room Sunday after being shot in the leg.


Broncos vice president of public relations Patrick Smyth confirmed on Twitter that Talib had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was “doing OK.”

Talib was shot at a Dallas night club, according to multiple reports, but the Medical City spokesman would not confirm the nature of Talib’s visit. WFAA reported Talib was one of three people shot at the Vlive Club early Sunday morning.

KUSA’s Mike Klis reported the gunshot wound was accidental:

Talib, 30, has been with the Broncos since 2014 and is a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

The incident is the latest in a series of off-the-field issues that have marked Talib’s pro career.

In 2009, Talib was arrested for simple battery and resisting arrest in St. Petersburg, Fla., following an altercation with a cab driver. Then a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was suspended for the 2010 season opener for violating the NFL’s personal-conduct policy.

In 2011, Talib and his mother were charged in Dallas County with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a confrontation with the boyfriend of Talib’s sister. But the felony charge was later dropped.

Talib’s $8.5 million base salary for 2016 became guaranteed in March.

After sustaining the gunshot wound, Talib is not expected to be present for the Broncos’ visit to the White House on Monday, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports’ Lindsay H. Jones. The person requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation.

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