Aqib Talib Trial Now Pushed Back Past DraftMarch 26th, 2012
The odds of the Bucs drafting stud cornerback Morris Claiborne just got ramped up a bit as troubled Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib’s trial for gun-related assault charges has been pushed back further.
Dallas County court records show “conflicts and discovery” listed as reasons for the rescheduled date. Now the trial is scheduled to begin June 25, nearly two months after the draft. Talib’s mother’s trial for the same charge, scheduled to start today, also was pushed back to the same date.
“We have no desire to reach a plea agreement with the state regarding this case,” Perez told Mark Cook of PewterReport.com. “We look forward to getting this behind us and behind Aqib before the (NFL) season starts.”
Whether sentenced or not, a Texas judge is not the only long arm of the law Talib will have to face. If Talib pleads out, it is likely NFL
warden commissioner Roger Goodell will give Talib a time out of a few games.
Not knowing if Talib will be around this year — or beyond — increases the likelihood of Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik drafting Clairborne.
At this point Joe’s not sure which area of the porous Bucs back seven needs more help, linebackers or secondary?