Broncos’ Talib has no grudge against arrest report error: Dallas PD ‘just doing their job’

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib harbors no ill will toward the Dallas Police Department. 

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Aqib Talib is a forgiving man.

The Denver Broncos cornerback found his name in the news for an unsavory reason last week when Maj. Max Geron of the Dallas Police Department mistakenly reported that Talib had been arrested and accused of public intoxication.

In fact, the man taken into custody was Talib’s older brother, Yaqub.

The younger Talib said Tuesday that people don’t often confuse him for his brother, but that he holds no ill will toward Dallas police for the mishap.

"No, definitely not," Aqib said via the Boston Herald. "That doesn’t happen too much. But that’s some hard-working guys in Dallas. They were just doing their job and they made a mistake, an honest mistake, man. It happens sometimes, man."

Talib is back in New England this week for his football camp at Merrimack College, which he co-hosts with former Patriots teammate Aaron Dobson. He’ll return again when his Broncos visit Gillette Stadium on Nov. 2 — a matchup Talib said he’s looking forward to.

"Definitely, man. It will be a lot of fun," Talib said. "(Tom Brady is) probably one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Anytime you get a chance to play against a guy like that, man, it’s always fun."


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