( 4UMF NEWS ) Broncos Player Shot In Leg:
Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib will likely be released from Dallas’ Medical City Hospital on Monday after he was shot in the lower right leg Sunday morning. The team confirmed on Twitter Sunday night that he will not travel to the White House on Monday, when President Obama will honor the Broncos for winning Super Bowl 50.
Denver vice president of public relations Patrick Smyth tweeted Sunday afternoon that Talib is “doing OK.” The Broncos expect the three-time Pro Bowler to make a full recovery.
Talib was shot at a Dallas night club, according to multiple reports, but a Medical City spokesman would not confirm the nature of his hospital visit. WFAA reported Talib was one of three people shot at the Vlive Club early Sunday morning. Dallas police confirmed they were investigating a shooting in the vicinity of the club.
KUSA’s Mike Klis reported the gunshot wound was accidental.
Talib, 30, a veteran of eight NFL seasons, has been with the Broncos since 2014.
The incident is the latest in a series of off-the-field issues that have marked his pro career.
In 2009, Talib was arrested for simple battery and resisting arrest in St. Petersburg, Fla., following an altercation with a cab driver. Then a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was suspended for the 2010 season opener for violating the NFL’s personal-conduct policy.
In 2011, Talib and his mother were charged in Dallas County with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a confrontation with the boyfriend of Talib’s sister. But the felony charge was later dropped.
Talib’s $8.5 million base salary for 2016 became guaranteed in March.