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Aqib Talib's Trial Date Pushed Back Until After 2012 NFL Draft

It’s the saga that continues to drag on. Former Kansas Jayhawks’ defensive star Aqib Talib has been awaiting trial on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly firing shots at the boyfriend of his sister this past offseason. Now the official word is that the trial will occur in June — after the NFL Draft.

Brad Biggs writes, “Last week, Talib’s trial on charges of assault with a deadly weapon was moved from this week to mid-April. Now, Talib will not stand trial in Dallas County, Texas until June 25. The trial was to be concluded before the NFL draft, giving the Bucs time to decide if Talib’s availability would change the team’s draft plans. Now, the Bucs don’t know if Talib will be potentially suspended by the NFL at the start of the 2012 season.”

Talib is undoubtedly one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks in terms of pure talent, and he’s easily the best option that Tampa Bay has among their secondary. But his drama off the field has plagued him since entering the league. Here’s hoping he can put all of this behind him once it’s over and move forward with his career.