Warrant Issued For Aqib Talib On Felony Charge

March 29th, 2011

Garland (Tex.) police have issued an arrest warrant for Aqib Talib on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, per both Joe’s good friend, The Big Dog, Steve Duemig, of WDAE-AM 620, and J.P Peterson of WQYK-AM 1010.

If convicted on this charge, Talib is facing a minimum five-year sentence.

Below is the press release in its entirety, issued by Garland (Tex.) police concerning this investigation.

Warrants issued from March 21 disturbance call

Garland investigators have obtained warrants for Aqib Talib and Okolo Talib in connection with a disturbance police responded to on March 21 in the 900 block of Green Pond Drive.

On Monday, March 21, just before 7:30 pm Garland Police responded to the disturbance where it was reported people were outside fighting and gun shots had been heard. When police arrived they found 40 year old Shannon Billings alone and outside his residence. Shannon was listed as a suspect in a disturbance earlier the same day at the same location. He was later taken into custody and charged with Assault and Interference with Emergency Phone Call from the earlier incident.

Police began their investigation into the second disturbance of the day. The information gathered at the scene along with information gathered by detectives on follow up investigations have led police to believe that Aqib Talib attempted to physically assault and did shoot at Shannon Billings. They also believe Okolo Talib, Aqib’s mother, shot at Shannon Billings. Based on that information warrants have been obtained for Aqib Talib for Aggravated Assault Deadly with a Weapon and for Okolo Talib for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The charges are classified as 2nd degree felonies and carry a range of punishment of 5 -20 years in prison.

Okolo Talib turned herself into the Garland Jail this morning. She was booked in for the Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. At the time of book in an additional charge of Felon in Possession of Firearm was also added based on a previous conviction. Bond was set at $25,000 for the Aggravated Assault charge and $5,000 for the Possession of Firearm charge.

Aqib Talib is scheduled to turn himself in sometime later this week on his warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Bond for that warrant is set at $25,000.

63 Responses to “Warrant Issued For Aqib Talib On Felony Charge”

  1. Fear The Glow Says:

    What can you say…

    What a waste.

    I hope Myron Lewis is ready to step up.

  2. IMHO... Says:

    Damn, Damn, Damn.

  3. nick Says:

    OK so…yes we need a DB named Nnamdi Asomugha

  4. Posey99 Says:

    cool, one less problem child player on our team. Now we can go after a guy like Asomugha.

  5. JDouble Says:

    Another burnout from the Gruden/Allen era. I sure Dom /Rah have better long term luck with our draft picks. I think Sabine Joseph is the only guy left that is worth anything at all from the entire Gruden/Allen era. Ridiculous.

  6. Architek79 Says:

    I told you all about Garland police. I live in Dallas and he played at Berkner so this is no surprise. I posted yesterday that this would sticks and for all of you Talib lovers, better put your Talib jerseys on eBay because it’s a wrap. He’s done! I do not see Dominik and the Glazers tolerating anymore from this idiot. There should be no one that feel sorry for this man because he had the prime opportunity to do things in his life that some of us will never experience.

  7. Architek79 Says:

    Great point JDouble, you posted what I thought about.

  8. Architek79 Says:

    Oh and Joe, get the site ready for the Asomugha chatter because its on the way. I am going to be one of them, I pray we spend the money to sign the best CB in the league.

  9. BrianB Says:

    I surprised they are letting him post bail. With his history, large sum of money in the bank, and no job to keep him here it seems he would be a flight risk.

  10. BucsFanNearSacTown Says:

    I am glad to see they are being nice enough to give him the rest of the week to turn himself in. If it were me, they would have had me cuffed on 21 Mar…when the incident occurred.

  11. adam from ny Says:

    PLAIN & SIMPLE….THIS GUY IS SUCH A SHMUCK.

  12. Buc Neckid Says:

    It is hard to think that the Bucs would wait until the Verdict is reached.
    In this business of the NFL you have to CYA.
    How many think that T-Jack is not on the same boat out of town that Talib is captaining?
    Can’t base your future on “what-ifs”.
    Dominik has a good thing going he better clean house from the previous era.

  13. IMHO... Says:

    unless he’s proven innocent, time 2 adjust our draft boards. CB is now 1.B in terms of draft priority. This is our best and ONLY CB that has speed, can cover, tackle and make plays on a consistent basis. Mack should be cut, Ronde will be outta here next yr, Lewis is ?able. Biggers showed tha most potential but is not ready 2 be tha next man up as our #1 CB. As of now we have NO #1 CB and will possibly need 2 if Talib is gone. Asomugha is tha answer on and off tha field. No TD’s allowed in 3yrs is more than enough justification 2 sign him and please don’t come up with tha following excuses.

    He’s 2 old-29 will be 30 in July, Ronde is 35, will be 36 next wk and has played at a high level 4 his age, why Asomugha can’t.
    He’s 2 expensive-Were infinity dollars under tha cap and must spend when tha CBA circus ends.

    Glazers need 2 pay this man. Scared money don’t make no money. If we tried 4 get Fat Albert Haynesworth 4 6yrs/100 million we can most certainly do it again and keep our draft focus on our non existent pass/run defense.

  14. David Says:

    What an a-hole.

  15. adam from ny Says:

    IF THEY KEEP THIS GUY, THE MESSAGE THE BUCS ARE SAYING TO THE REST OF THE TEAM IS:

    “GUYS YOU CAN GO HOG WILD GETTING ARRESTED, BEATING PEOPLE DOWN, FIGHTING WITH TEAMATES, AND ACTING LIKE CLINT EASTWOOD ON THE STREETS OF AMERICA AND WE WILL STILL WIPE YOUR ASS AND CUT YOU A FAT CHECK”

    THINK ABOUT IT

    ADAM FROM NY

  16. adam from ny Says:

    AQIB TALIB IS A FOOLISH BOY WEARING A MANS JOCK STRAP….

    THEY SHOULD BRING BROOKSIE (#55) INTO THE LOCKER ROOM AND HAVE HIM BEAT THE LIVING SH*T OUT OF AQIB THE DWEEB

  17. adam from ny Says:

    I ALMOST BOUGHT AN AUTHENTIC #25 JERSEY ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO….GOOD I DIDN’T BLOW DOE ON A DWEEB JERSEY

    I HOPE BIG DON PENN SMACKS THE SH*T OUT OF HIM…REMEMBER HE TRIED HITTING PENN WITH A HELMENT AND SPLIT TORRIE COX’S FACE OPEN INSTEAD….

    DO THE PUNK DONALD…DO HIM GOOD!

  18. MOBucs Says:

    What a waste of talent! Nmamdi is looking like a pretty good idea now.

  19. dirtydealin Says:

    Maybe the Bucs should stop drafting/signing those type of players. maybe, they should take a close look at how the Falcons operate. After the whole Vick fiasco, the Falcons look at a players character as much as they look at his ability.

  20. tj Says:

    So disappionted . I pumped him up so much please get rid of him he cares nothin about the team so we should not care nothing about the team .

  21. Theodore Says:

    Who’s going to cover Eric Weems now?

  22. DailyRich Says:

    Time to cut the cord.

  23. brett Says:

    unbelievable.
    this is not good.

  24. DailyRich Says:

    And what bugs me is that this will feed into the whole “Morris is letting this team run amok” theme that’s been going on, when the ones causing the problems have been Gruden/Allen guys. Sileo this morning was talking about the Bucs taking chances with character guys like “Talib and Blount and Williams,” and it bugged me that he lumped Blount and Williams in there, because even their past issues haven’t come CLOSE to what Talib has done.

  25. Jerry Says:

    There is no way in hell the Bucs go after Asomugha. He isnt in the Glazer’s price range.

  26. Colby Says:

    Guys, those who say this is another screw up from the Gruden/Allen era have to remember that Rah/Dominick were here too. Based on drafting guys like Mike Williams and signed Blount, who had character concerns coming in too, nothing has changed in the team’s value placed on character. Talib smoked pot in college but NOBODY saw this coming. Who is to say those guys won’t do something too?

  27. Gavster Says:

    Yep now we can get rid of him and i wont care. idk how this case will end up but this hurts us. He was a playmaker, he gampled a lot but he made A LOT of plays for us. We need to either draft a CB or try are best to get Asomugha, or any other starting cb we can get our hands on. Btw, with talib i doubt we lose the lions game. This hurts but we should cut him whenever we get the chance. hes turning out liek pacman except he was a later pick

  28. gitarlvr Says:

    Your on your own with the “Bucs don’t have a need at corner” B.S. now Joe. Admit it.

  29. eric Says:

    yep, these Texas boys do not play around.

  30. adam from ny Says:

    THE BUCS TOP SECONDARY PLAYERS ARE LITTERALLY ALL ON THE BRINK:

    TALIB : SHOULD GET CUT

    TANARD: KEEPS SMOKING BONES NON-STOP

    RONDE: TRUTH BE TOLD – HE IS AN OLD MAN IN THIS LEAGUE – BASICALLY AT THE END OF HIS ROPE

    ALL OF A SUDDEN THE SECONDARY LOOKS LIKE IT IS SOON TO BE IN CRITICAL CONDITION….LUCKILY RAHEEM IS RUNNING THE SHOW AND THE SECONDARY HAS ALWAYS BEEN HIS SPECIALTY….

    I WOULD SAY RAHEEM IS PACING BACK AND FORTH RIGHT NOW IN HIS HOUSE STUTTERING AND SPEWING FAST TALK ABOUT ALL THE SH*T THAT HAS HIS THE FAN TODAY

    ADAM FROM NY

  31. NickinMelb Says:

    If Dominick were smart he would scoop up Asomugha now. The Glazers will be far under the floor of the new salary cap once this labor deal is done and they might as well grab the best corner available. Biggers is the real deal but Lewis needs development and Barber is long in the tooth. That way they can concentrate on a DE in the draft. Joe its time to change your mind. We just lost our starting corner. Its over Aqib good luck in the Texas state pen.

  32. Jerry Says:

    I dont get all the Gruden blame. Who has been coaching the DBs? It was Raheem! It was Raheem that wanted Talib to be drafted. Even if Raheem and Dominik were in charge in 2008…they would have also drafted Talib too. So stop this anti-Gruden crap. Im so sick and tired of it!

  33. eric Says:

    His mother also did some shooting! And she was convicted of a felony previously!

    Maybe we can get his mother to play middle linebacker!

    Damn!

  34. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Okay, let’s be serious. You cannot blame Gruden/Allen, nor can you blame Morris/Dominik for this. You can blame Talib and Talib only. He’s a grown man and he is accountable for his own actions. I find it hilarious that people blame coaches for the actions of players. That’s like blaming me if one of my employees gets arrested.

  35. Joe Says:

    Okolo Talib’s facebook profile photo looks like she is a member of Louis Farrakhan’s church.

  36. gitarlvr Says:

    Its a safe bet the Bucs don’t change gears from DE\LB to now draft bad character cornerback Jimmy Smith at #20. Curtis Brown(possible 2nd round cornerback) is scheduled to visit the Bucs??? I’d say he just became the guy they are targeting in that 2nd round. So much for doubling up on DE’s or getting a nice linebacker in round 2. Thanks Aqib.

  37. eric Says:

    Remind me to reject any invitation for Thanksgiving day at the Talibs!

    Mom will put a cap in your ass!

  38. Micheal Says:

    I just dnt knw why some players won’t think…u gotta great job,u are one of the best CB in the league. If u keep d good work, u will get paid pretty soon, U had prbs in the past,all seem to b forgotten;We all hav 1 or 2 times in our life when we hav made wrong decisions, after d previous mistakes u made,we all thought u should hav learnt ur lessons and will help u make better decisions in d future…but nw u hav blown everything..he culd hav solved the prb in a different way..not shooting at d man… Alot of people want this opportunity to be a player in the nfl, or just to b in d practice squad, but they dont hav it. Pacman jones..where he is at nw?… Its a shame..

  39. gitarlvr Says:

    I hope this doesn’t prompt the bucs to reach for Brandon Harris at #20.

  40. gitarlvr Says:

    Trying to trade up for Amukamara, if he drops a bit, just became a lot more appealing.

  41. Joe Says:

    Michael:

    JP Peterson was saying this afternoon Talib’s decision to play Chuck Norris may have cost him $70 million if he winds up behind bars.

    So what was more important, trying to act like Steven Seagal or using that $70 million to keep his family secure for life?

    You just cannot fix dumb.

  42. @eric Says:

    Nnamdi Asomugha welcome to Tampa, please make yourself at home.

  43. Hunter Says:

    Let’s replace him with his identical twin in Jimmy Smith…..LOL. No, but really, I would be perfectly fine with that pick.

  44. Bucbeliever Says:

    Wow. Aqib will be missed on the field (I keep thinking of that btwn the ankles INT). But I say good riddance. No more distractions. E.J. was looking good and Myron was doing well @ Nickel position. Talib was out last year and we covered him pretty well. Ronde, although old, is still the leader of the DBs and give the Bucs the depth they need to survive. I would be shocked if Dominik dodn’t use a draft pick on a DB.

    Anyone know if players can comment on this stuff? Maybe a statement to fans? I’d love to hear Freeman comment on staying true to the plan, working through adversity, etc. It is his team anyway…

    GO BUCS!

  45. Micheal Says:

    Hey Joe,
    Knowing that we have upcoming corners like E.J and Myron; do u think d bucs should still draft a Defensive End in the 1st and 2d round and get a corner later in the Draft like in the fourth or later round.

  46. Joe Says:

    Micheal:

    Yes!

  47. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Look at all you guys turn on the man. Wow.

    So, Billings assaults Talibs sister multiple times and the police failed to address the matter, so Talib goes over to make the guy understand.

    Let me tell you all a story:

    Years ago, I lived in Virginia for 18 months. While there, I learned that my sister, living in Tampa, was beaten by her boyfriend and ended up with two black eyes and a broken arm.

    I was in no position to do anything about it, and my sister refused to leave the guy.

    So when I returned to Tampa my sister and her boyfriend came over to my place to visit. Those two were sitting on the couch and I came to stand in front of him and asked my sister if it was true he did those things. She said it was true.

    I proceeded to wail away on the guy and made sure to avoid leaving lasting marks but put him in a lot of pain. I told him he was done with my sister and if he ever…ever came near her again, I would kill him.

    Good for him that he believed me. She never saw him again, and every boyfriend she had since was told that story. She was never abused again.

    So I can understand Talibs motives. I’m not normally a voilent man (even though I have some training) but if anyone ever hits my mother, sister, wife or kids, they better have picked out a site to be buried.

    And, in addition, Talib’s actions MAY have been justified. The courts will decide that. Until then, people need to chill.

    And on to other matters…
    For those saying the Bucs should cut him right away…I’m not certain they are able to with the lockout going on. They might be, but not sure.

    I was previously against Asomugha coming here, but now? I think it might be a great idea. Even if Talib is cleared in the long run, Asomugha would be a nice guy to have oposite him. I do believe that the Bucs should play it safe and go after the guy. And I do believe they will be willing to spend the money if they do not address the position in the draft.

  48. Joe Says:

    Pete Dutcher:

    Look at all you guys turn on the man. Wow.

    So, Billings assaults Talibs sister multiple times and the police failed to address the matter, so Talib goes over to make the guy understand.

    Let me tell you all a story:

    Years ago, I lived in Virginia for 18 months. While there, I learned that my sister, living in Tampa, was beaten by her boyfriend and ended up with two black eyes and a broken arm.

    I was in no position to do anything about it, and my sister refused to leave the guy.

    So when I returned to Tampa my sister and her boyfriend came over to my place to visit. Those two were sitting on the couch and I came to stand in front of him and asked my sister if it was true he did those things. She said it was true.

    I proceeded to wail away on the guy and made sure to avoid leaving lasting marks but put him in a lot of pain. I told him he was done with my sister and if he ever…ever came near her again, I would kill him.

    Good for him that he believed me. She never saw him again, and every boyfriend she had since was told that story. She was never abused again.

    So I can understand Talibs motives. I’m not normally a voilent man (even though I have some training) but if anyone ever hits my mother, sister, wife or kids, they better have picked out a site to be buried.

    And, in addition, Talib’s actions MAY have been justified. The courts will decide that. Until then, people need to chill.

    What matters most is the court of Roger Goodell. He is not bound by Texas state statues nor what some perceive as justified violence.

    A man in Talib’s shoes with way too much to lose would have called 911. Now that he has p!ssed away tens of millions of dollars, explain how that has helped out his family.

    Only in the movies does it pay to be Chuck Norris.

  49. espo Says:

    Pete, good for you. Even better for that D bag that hit your sister. Its a shame people get the law crashing down on them for doing the right thing sometimes. I think Talib’s mistake was bringing a gun into this mess, but I wasn’t there. I wish Talib had done what you did, address this fool, and then beat the crap out of him on the couch. If nothing else, Talib has money. Maybe his lawyer can turn this into a stand your ground sort of thing. As for his time with the Bucs, this should be his absolute last chance.

    Who am I kidding? Dude is going to jail.

  50. Bucfan66 Says:

    Pete, I couldn’t agree with you more. But like Espo said, there’s no excuse for Talib resorting to a gun to get his point across….

    I’m curious as to how many witnesses there actually were to this incident….

    I hope, for Talib’s sake, that the Crown’s star witness is the credible, stand-up guy Shannon Billings….

  51. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Look at the bright side…the Bucs can probably extend his contract for a lot less now!

  52. BamBamBuc Says:

    Exactly right, Joe. Warden Goodell is not bound by innocence or guilt. Talib could be suspended simply for “making the NFL look bad” even if he’s innocent of a crime. He may very well have been looking out for his sister, and that’s not a bad thing to do, it’s more a matter of HOW he did it that will cause him problems. There is a right way and a wrong way to get things done, and he’s got a history of picking the wrong way.

  53. Weneeddefense Says:

    Minimum 5 years for shooting at someone.

    I bet the judge sends them both to jail for 10 each. Perhaps they can attend therapy together? :-)

  54. thomas 2.2 Says:

    Where are all the: he didn’t do anything wrong and we are rushing to conclusions people now? cricket . . .
    This is Aqib Talib we are talking about. This is like accusing someone of rushing to the conclusion that T Jax is a pothead.

    This horrible defense, just got worse. The weight on our 1 pro bowl quality player, Freeman, just got heavier. CAn you say 20k at some games this year? You better hope we get hard knocks or RAh RAh’s parents might not even be attending games. LOL

  55. Joe Says:

    Where are all the: he didn’t do anything wrong and we are rushing to conclusions people now? cricket . . .
    This is Aqib Talib we are talking about. This is like accusing someone of rushing to the conclusion that T Jax is a pothead.

    This horrible defense, just got worse. The weight on our 1 pro bowl quality player, Freeman, just got heavier. CAn you say 20k at some games this year? You better hope we get hard knocks or RAh RAh’s parents might not even be attending games. LOL

    This is a quality blast. :)

  56. Architek Says:

    No we better pray the Glazers and Dominik are willing to pay the best CB in the game to keep us trending upward.

  57. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Where are all the: he didn’t do anything wrong and we are rushing to conclusions people now? cricket . . .”

    ———–

    Unlike you, not everyone likes to repeat themselves over and over again. No new details have come out, so why do we need to come back and repeat ourselves? Obviously a warrant was going to be issued, it was just a matter of when. If he is guilty, then he needs to be punished. But it is truly ignorant to condemn someone without knowing what really happened.

    Pete Dutcher, great story. I applaud you for what you did, and I would do the exact same thing in your shoes (at least I would try).

  58. jesse j Says:

    i am the biggest fool on this entire blog….and i worship adam from ny because he is a funny and witty feller.

  59. Paul Says:

    You guy’s bash him, but I would have done the same thing. The sister’s boyfriend was in there beating her up, so Aquib retaliated.

  60. Gary Says:

    Poor Talib, he will be a textbook case of someone that goes into prison for a year or two and ends up on death row for “proving” himself behind bars.

    His life is over if he ever sets foot behind bars.

  61. jesse j Says:

    if ya had anyone fooled before you certainly lost em with the “funny and witty” line. No one could possibly believe that but you.

  62. Chiefbucsfan Says:

    Well, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree did it? What a great mother!

  63. Sgt Mike Says:

    @eric: LMFAO ” Let’s get Mom to play some Linebacker”

    Just goes to show the perverbial “Nut” does not fall too far from the tree and you can’t fix “Stupid”.

 
 

Leave a Reply

Current ye@r *