DALLAS — It’s a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde existence for NFL star Aqib Talib.
On the one hand, he’s one of the best defensive backs in football with 30 interceptions at 30 years old, and he has a Super Bowl ring picked up this past year with the Denver Broncos.
On the other hand, we have a negative narrative that continued Saturday night when he was shot outside V Live strip club in Dallas.
A bullet to the right leg put Talib in the hospital, in style of course, with reports he rolled up in a Rolls Royce.
And luck was on his side. He only needed a few stitches.
Being lucky certainly didn’t get him in that situation. But it’s possible being with Lucky did. V Live’s Instagram shows Cowboys running back Lucky Whitehead was celebrating with a birthday bash that night. And it promised NFL boys would be in the building.
But with Talib, there’s a laundry list of bad behavior. Just last year, cops investigated Talib and his brother for connection to an aggravated assault at Club Luxx in Dallas. He’s been booked for battering a Florida cabbie, charged with aggravated assault before the charge was dropped, suspended for breaking the NFL’s drug policy and for poking an opponent in the eye.
And now back home in Dallas, a shot through the leg. Wanna add insult to injury? Now there are questions about whether he pulled a Plaxico Burress and accidentally shot himself.
And ohhhh… it gets worse. The Broncos were in the nation’s capitol Monday celebrating their Super Bowl title with President Obama. Talib didn’t make it.
Oh, by the way, the custom made white suit for his trip to the White House reportedly had a $3,500 price tag.
Yeah folks, it’s a story only Johnny Football could love.