A member of the Dallas Police Department quickly issued an apology to Aqib Talib on Sunday, after earlier in the day incorrectly reporting on Twitter that the Denver Broncos cornerback was arrested for public intoxication at a Dallas nightclub after "throwing bottles" and "causing a disturbance."
Early Sunday morning, Dallas PD Maj. Max Geron, whose Twitter bio describes him as, "Major in charge of the Media Relations Unit, Community Affairs and Planning Unit of the Dallas Police Department http://www.facebook.com/DallasPD," sent the following tweets, which have since been deleted:
Later, Geron reportedly blamed the error on an internal email he received which did identify the suspect as "Denver Bronco Aqib Talib." (Note: All links to Geron’s response also lead to since-deleted Twitter posts.)
The Dallas CBS affiliate reported that the Dallas PD released a statement that read in part: "We regret that this incorrect information was sent and extend our apologies to Mr. Aqib Talib." The report also stated that police said the initial tweet was sent out "not keeping with normal protocol."
Talib, 28, signed a six-year deal with the Denver Broncos in the offseason. Last season, Talib’s sixth in the NFL, was perhaps his best. In 13 regular-season games with the Patriots, Talib had 38 tackles, one forced fumble, four interceptions and 13 pass defenses. The effort earned him his first Pro Bowl appearance. His last game actually came in Denver, where he left the AFC Championship Game against the Broncos in the second quarter with a knee injury.