Broncos’ talib shot in leg

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Aqib Talib celebrates after winning the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos in February. AFP PHOTO

Aqib Talib celebrates after winning the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos in February. AFP PHOTO

LOS ANGELES: Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was being treated in Dallas on Sunday for a gunshot wound to his lower right leg, the NFL team confirmed on Sunday (Monday in Manila).

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Patrick Smyth, the Super Bowl champion team’s vice president of public relations said on Twitter that Talib was “OK” and that the Broncos were “gathering more info”.

The team later released a statement with a few more details.

“We are in communication with Aqib Talib, who remains at a Dallas hospital for observation as he recovers from a gunshot wound suffered to his lower right leg on Sunday.

“He is expected to be released from the hospital soon, and we are glad he is OK and will make a full recovery.

“Our organization has been in touch with the NFL on this matter, and we will provide additional updates as appropriate.”

The exact circumstances of the shooting remained unclear, although multiple reports said Talib was injured early Sunday morning at a nightclub in Dallas, where he has an off-season home.

WFAA-TV in Dallas reported that Talib was one of three people shot at the V Live Club.

Talib is in the third year of a six-year, $57 million contract with the Broncos, who defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 in February.

The Broncos are scheduled to travel as a team to Washington on Monday to be honored for the win at the White House.

Talib was indicted on an aggravated assault charge for an incident near Dallas in 2011, but the charges were dismissed for lack of evidence.

AFP

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