The Bucs should have a better idea of what is going to happen with Aqib Talib in the next couple of weeks. The talented but oft-troubled corner is set to go in front of a grand jury in Dallas on May 18th according to Rick Stroud of the St. Pete Times. The jury will hear evidence about the case involving Talib, his mother, his sister and her charming boyfriend.
Talib stands accused of discharging a firearm, which is aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, in addition to felony possession of said firearm. His mother faces the same charges, the penalty is between 2-20 years in prison if found guilty.
Talib’s attorney has stated he plans to try and get the charges thrown out in front of the grand jury before Talib is ever even indicted. According to the defense, almost none of the eye-witness accounts have Talib firing a weapon or even holding a weapon and the Talib defense team thinks that they will have substantial enough evidence of their own to avoid even getting to trial on the charge.
Meanwhile, coach Raheem Morris made clear the Bucs will wait for a resolution before making any determination on the future of Talib and the Bucs.