Aqib Talib Arrested

August 20th, 2009

talibmugUpdated 10:45 a.m. Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol and booked into Pinellas County Jail at 12:47 a.m. and released on $300 bond about 6 a.m.

According to jail records, Talib was arrested for misdemeanor simple battery and resisting arrest without violence.

Per the St. Pete Times:

An FHP report said Talib hit David Duggan in the right ear and neck with a closed fist. The incident happened at Gandy Boulevard and State Road 93 at 11:10 p.m.

When Officer John Ryan arrived at the scene, Talib was in a taxi cab, the report said. Ryan told Talib three times to get out of the car and Talib was uncooperative.

The report also noted that there was an “indication of alcohol influence.”

The Bucs had no immediate comment on the matter.

No word if a helmet was used in the incident.

Joe finds it a bit strange that Ryan had to document there was an “indication of alcohol influence.” Talib was in a cab. What’s it matter? He was taking a cab! Joe doesn’t care if Talib was so drunk he couldn’t talk so long as he was in a cab.

The neo-prohibitionists are out of control.

From Joe’s experience as a cops reporter, there are little boxes on all arrest affidavits for officers to check if they want to note some additional specualtion or facts from the scene — everything from alcohol use to weather. Now whether those observations, not usually backed by concrete evidence, hold any water in court is another story.

 Talib’s “indication of alcohol influence” is probably meaningless to his case. Although warden Roger Goodell may say otherwise.

7 Responses to “Aqib Talib Arrested”

  1. oar Says:

    Wonder if he used a helmet?

  2. Pete Says:

    Will have to see the police report but in general a half decent defense attorney will be able to get rid of these types of charges without much effort but still… never should have happened.
    The NFL might not be as forgiving even if the charges are dismissed or dropped.

  3. james from dunedin Says:

    what did mom always tell me….” nothing good happens after midnight”

  4. Joe Says:

    >>> “nothing good happens after midnight” <<< Unless Rachel Watson is involved.

  5. David Says:

    Welp, at least he’s being violent like The Dream wants.

  6. Joe Says:

    >>> Welp, at least he’s being violent like The Dream wants. <<< Joe knew he was under the weather this morning. This proves it. Joe can't believe he didn't write that first.

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    They say he was drunk in a cab at 11:10 PM after punching some guy in the neck. The cop told him to get out of the cab. Isn’t the best place for a drunk in the back of a cab? Do you know how hard it is to get a drunk into a cab in the first place? The only safer place than the back of a cab is the back of a squad car, or at least that’s what the cop thought.