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Charge against Bucs' Talib dropped

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DALLAS (AP)

Prosecutors in Texas have dropped a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib.

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The decision, detailed in a court filing Monday, was made a week before the 26-year-old Talib was due to be tried for allegedly firing a gun at his sister's boyfriend. The alleged incident occurred during a March 2011 domestic dispute in Garland, a Dallas suburb.

One of Talib's attorneys, Frank Perez, said he believes ''credibility issues'' with the boyfriend caused prosecutors to dismiss the charge.

Talib's attorneys had filed a motion seeking case files pertaining to the boyfriend, who, according to the filing, is facing a child sex assault charge.

Talib has been a starter for the Bucs since being drafted out of Kansas in 2008.

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