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Rival Report 6/6: Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib suffers "minor" gunshot wound

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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos got a scare when notorious bad boy but top notch cornerback Aqib Talib was shot in a Dallas nightclub on Sunday. Talib was taken to a Dallas Hospital where he was treated for a "minor" gunshot wound to the leg, but he was released from the hospital relatively quickly afterward.

This is yet another mishap on Aqib Talib's extremely long record of poor decisions. We do not know the full story behind the incident so he conceivably could very well have been an innocent bystander in the altercation. The full story will still come out eventually, but unfortunately for Talib his past transgressions does not give him the benefit of the doubt in this new one.

It appears that his position on the Denver Broncos is still going to be safe and unless proof of wrongdoing comes out he is unlikely to face any time of penalty from the NFL. The league can be quite cantankerous but even they can't automatically deem a person getting shot as a violation to their rules.

Talib is a star player in the league, but he has been known to be a hothead. Proof of that is his suspension last season for the deliberate eye poking of Colts tight end Dwayne Allen. He also has been questioned for allegedly shooting a gun towards his sister's boyfriend among other transgressions.

Maybe he was an innocent bystander for this shooting, but it would be a little naive to assume he wasn't involved in the instance considering his long history of transgressions. He is very lucky the gunshot wound was minor because with his propensity towards violent altercations it would not be shocking for a similarly volatile person to want to do much worse damage to him than that.

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