Talib case to be heard by grand jury May 18
The case against troubled Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib is moving forward.
A Dallas County grand jury on May 18 will hear evidence in the shooting incident involving Talib, who is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony punishable by 2-20 years in prison.
Garland, Texas police say Talib attempted to pistol whip Shannon Billings, the live-in boyfriend of Talib's sister, Saran, on March 21. According to arrest warrants, Talib's mother, Okolo arrived at the scene and fired several shots at Billings. That's when Talib acquired the hand gun from his mother and also fired shots at Billings, who fled to a wooded area and was not injured.
Okolo Talib also faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.
Talib was suspended for one game last season for striking a St. Petersburg cab driver in 2009. The Bucs are expected to release Talib, but NFL teams are not allowed to make transactions during the lockout.