Charges Dismissed Against Talib

November 29th, 2010

For those wondering whether Aqib Talib’s threatening outburst at a game official yesterday could affect his legal case, aka State vs. Cabbie Slugger, Joe is here to soothe you.

The misdemeanor battery case against Talib was dismissed last month.

Talib completed eight hours of anger management classes and 15 hours of community service, per court documents obtained by

What Talib learned in anger management is unclear.

Talib “acknowledged and accepted responsibility” for the battery charge he was slapped with after striking a cab driver from the back seat of a taxi while it cruised Talib and teammates back to the Bucs team hotel in August 2009. This admission was all part of his pretrial intervention agreement.

Assistant State Attorney Richard Ripplinger in Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit said Talib was in “complete compliance” during the program that required him to stay out of trouble to get the charges dropped.

Talib’s lucky. Threatening to hit an official, like he reportedly did yesterday, might have brought him much bigger problems had the battery case been active.

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