Former Kansas CB Aqib Talib has stayed pretty active both on and off the field since departing Lawrence for the NFL in 2007.â†µ
A first round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Talib has had repeated brushes with the law as an NFL player. His most recent case, a felony assault charge towards his sister's boyfriend, was just dropped by the Dallas County DA because of concerns about the credibility of the witnesses.
Now, as he waits for whether NFL commissioner/president for life Roger Goodell will hand down one of his dreaded "personal conduct" suspensions, he's trying to turn over a new page in his life. At least that's what former Tampa Bay LB Derrick Brooks, who played with Talib, told a Florida radio station this week, calling Talib "a changed man".â†µ
Of course, there's no way for us to know if Brooks is right, but Talib is a 27-year old at a position where speed (and youth) is everything. He's a free agent after the end of the season, and he'll only have one chance to secure a contract that could set him up financially in his post NFL-career, which is now no longer so far off.â†µ