Cases Dismissed Against Talib’s MomJune 26th, 2012
In what Joe hopes sends a resounding message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the validity of the recently dropped felony assault case against Aqib Talib, the Dallas County District Attorney dismissed the felony assault with a deadly weapon charge today against Okolo Talib, Aqib’s mom.
Okolo Talib also had a charge against her of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, based on a previous conviction, which also was dismissed today.
Aqib Talib and his mother’s nearly simultaneous arrests had stemmed from the same March 2011 incident outside Talib’s sister’s home in Garland, Texas.
This is very curious considering that both Aqib Talib and his mother told police, per police affidavits, that Okolo Talib fired a gun multiple times during the March 2011 domestic disturbance that led to their arrests. In that affidavit linked above, there also are reports of witness statements that Okolo Talib fired at Shannon Billings, the sex offender who was involved with Talib’s sister and was reportedly fleeing from the scene.
Not that Joe wishes ill on Talib’s mom, but something really stinks here in the dropping of both charges. And the stench isn’t coming from the Talibs.
Again, Joe hopes Roger Goodell takes note and passes on holding Talib accountable for the events surrounding the March 2011 shooting.