clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Report: Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib is not expected to be disciplined by the NFL

Some good news this Sunday Morning.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Denver Broncos cornerback, Aqib Talib is not expected to receive any discipline from the NFL for his off the field issue this past summer.

Rapoport does caution that punishment could still come down if the Dallas Police Department discovers new evidence that puts Talib at fault, but right now it appears Talib will avoid any punishment.

As we know, Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg this summer by an "unknown shooter" and after months of investigating, no one has been arrested or charged with this shooting. The popular theory here is that Talib accidently shot himself, but that has not been proven or denied as of today.

The good news here is that Talib escaped this incident with only a minor flesh wound and was able to play in the Broncos season opening victory against the Carolina Panthers. It didn't seem like the gunshot wound bothered him at all during the game and he looked like the same Aqib Talib we saw prior to the incident.

The other good news here is that the Broncos will not be without one of their better defensive players for an extended period of time. Many(myself included) expected Talib to receive some sort of punishment from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, but thankfully he escaped this incident without any punishment.

Now Talib and the Broncos can move forward and completely focus repeating as Super Bowl Champions instead of worrying if/when Talib would be suspended.