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Over the weekend, reports came out that Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib had been shot at a Dallas nightclub.
Talib was taken to the hospital then later discharged, and indications were that he would make a full recovery from the gunshot wound in his right leg.
But strange details about what exactly occurred early Sunday morning have been emerging.
According to Mike Klis of 9News, Talib told friends that he accidentally shot himself in the leg. The police are still investigating. Before Klis’ report, there was speculation that Talib might have shot himself, with ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio writing that it was “one of the first rumors making the rounds among players” when news of the shooting broke.
It’s difficult to tell whether that’s realistic because the details of what happened are hazy.
According to Rebecca Lopez of WFAA, Talib told the police that he was hanging out in a park when he got shot. He reportedly told the police, “Everything was a blur and I was too intoxicated to remember what happened.”
Klis reported that the police were seeking an “unknown suspect” in the shooting at the Dallas nightclub where it was originally reported that Talib was shot. TMZ released video from the V Live club in Dallas, where an argument took place before four shots rang out. Two were injured in that shooting.
Talib missed the Broncos’ visit to the White House on Monday for winning the 2015 Super Bowl. He will miss the rest of offseason workouts as he recovers.