Prosecutor: Torrie Cox and Angelo Crowell were with Talib in the cab
Tampa Bay Buccaneer cornerback Torrie Cox and injured linebacker Angelo Crowell were in the cab with cornerback Aqib Talib when he was arrested on Aug 19 on charges of simple battery and resisting arrest without violence, assistant state attorney Richard Ripplinger confirmed.
Ripplinger said his office plans to meet with Cox and Crowell - who is on injured reserve with torn biceps - next week before deciding on whether to move forward in the case against Talib.
Talib was booked into the Pinellas County Jail early Thursday, Aug 20 after the Florida Highway Patrol said he punched a cab driver in the neck and ear while riding from a St. Petersburg club to a Tampa hotel. Talib, 23, posted $300 bail later that morning and was released. Both charges are misdemeanors.
- JOE SMITH