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Dallas PD concludes Aqib Talib suffered self-inflicted gunshot wound

Aqib Talib

The Dallas Police Department investigation into a June shooting involving Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has reached its end.

Rebecca Lopez of WFAA TV reports that Dallas PD has concluded that Talib went all Cheddar Bob (or Plaxico Burress, whichever) and shot himself.

Talib had previously told police he was “too drunk” to remember details of the shooting, but the Broncos had suspected it may have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Ultimately, with Talib pleading the drunken fifth and no other witnesses willing to talk to police, the investigation had gone cold for a couple months.

What evidence, if any, came to light in recent weeks is unclear, but the onus now falls on the NFL to act. The league has left the door open for potentially suspending Talib under its personal-conduct policy, but no punishment seems imminent.

Talib needed only a few stitches after sustaining the wound and missed no time this season. He’s appeared in all four of the Broncos’ games, recording 11 tackles, three interceptions, six passes defensed and one touchdown.

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