DALLAS — How’s this for a twitter fail? Early Sunday morning, a Dallas police officer tweeted Broncos cornerback and Berkner High School graduate, Aqib Talib, was arrested at a Dallas night club.
According to the tweet, Talib was arrested for “public intoxication” and was “throwing bottles causing a disturbance.”
The post produced some snide remarks. One person tweeted: “Step right up Aqib Talib, you are the first contestant on the broncos summer police blotter. congrats!”
While another added: “What an idiot. Great start to your Broncos career.”
As the re-tweet train rolled on, one post seemed to stop the Twitter traffic in its tracks.
ProFootballTalk tweeted: “Per agent Todd France, Aqib Talib was not arrested in dallas today. Aqib says it was his brother, Yaqub Talib.”
A few minutes later, the confirmation came straight from the officer’s feed.
“#Breaking correction – Yaqub Talib 31yrs old was arrested. My apologies to Aqib Talib. Original information reported was incorrect.”
Uh, #oops? Guess you can call this a major fumble for the department. Hey, maybe they shouldn’t be so quick to pull the Twitter trigger.