Talib Says His Lawyers Enlightened Goodell

August 27th, 2011

Aqib Talib was smiling and humble following the Bucs game tonight as he addressed a gaggle of reporters in the bowels of the C.I.T.S. following the Bucs win against Miami.

Talib said he believes Roger Goodell was fair and just.

“It was a great decision, man. I respect the commisioner’s decision and just focus on Sept. 11,” Talib said. “Happy it’s over with. A big burden off my shoulders, man, and I’m ready to get it in on that level.

“It was something I had to go through. Something I had to do. And it turned out good, man, so it’s kind of behind me now. I had no idea how it was going to go. I felt like the meeting went good. I’m just happy with the decision.

“It went down where [I gave] the Commissioner the rundown on what really happened and everything and my lawyer did a good job giving him information he really didn’t know about. I think it was a good meeting and we definitely respect the commissioner’s decision.

Talib also added his hamstring felt great and would be ready for “Calvin Johnson, man” on opening day.

Kellen Winslow was among many Bucs who expressed his pleasure at Talib’s new found freedom.

“He’s the X factor,” Winslow said.

4 Responses to “Talib Says His Lawyers Enlightened Goodell”

  1. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Talib was all smiles because his lawyer probably told Goodell, “Look you little weasel, if you suspend my client when he wasn’t employed due to a lack of CBA I’ll have your ass in a sling. I will come after the NFL, the Bucs and your holier than thou azz PERSONALLY – and not just for lost wages. No we’ll sue for potential damages and if Talib gets convicted in the criminal case then I’ll have grounds for a mistrial because your actions will have tainted the jury pool.

    So go ahead Mr. Goodell, suspend my client and make my day. So, do you feel lucky punk? Do you?

  2. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Let me say again, I do not condone what Talib did, or HOW he did it. What I AM happy about is that somewhere in America the rule of law has survived.

    Now if it could only be applied to the current crop of Washington DC THUGS…..

  3. Eric Says:

    Leave it up to the lawyers to save the day.

    I suspect they already have a plea deal in place on the charges, some sort of misdemeanor, to be entered into when the season is over.

    Gonna need him healthy.

  4. flmike Says:

    I was hoping it was my pointed tweet on the 27th at the @nflcommish that changed his mind.

    @nflcommish #protecttheshield hire a sex offender but suspend player who wasn’t convicted of anything. Integrity, look it up.

    Maybe it worked, who knows?