Some good news here.
According to USA Today's Tom Pelissero, the NFL has closed their investigation on Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and will NOT suspend the All-Pro cornerback.
Talib must complete firearm safety course, submit list of his weapons. Police say he admitted he accidentally shot himself. Wasn’t charged.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 18, 2017
Pelissero states that Talib must complete a firearm safety course and submit a full list of the weapons he owned in the result of shooting himself in his leg last summer.
Talib ended up not missing any real time because of the self-inflicted gunshot wound, but whispers and rumors about his eventual suspension persisted throughout the season and into the offseason. Thankfully for the Broncos and Talib they can put those rumors and concerns to rest now and focus on the 2017 NFL season.
So the Broncos 'No Fly Zone' secondary will not be without one of their top corners this upcoming season.
More on this developing story soon!
Per Albert Breer, what helped Talib was that the firearm that he accidently shot himself with was not illegally possessed.
Crucial in NFL's investigation into Aqib Talib: firearm wasn't illegally possessed. This is from NFL's disciplinary warning letter to Talib. pic.twitter.com/y2Fy0hu5vR— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 18, 2017
The NFL sent Talib this disciplinary warning where they stated that basically stated that Talib needs to learn how to handle a firearm safely and responsibly. Talib escaped the incident without any major injury and came away very lucky, so hopefully this will be an eye-opener for him going forward.