Aqib Talib was probably not arrested, despite police tweets

Aqib Talib
Aqib Talib was not arrested Sunday; the same can’t be said for his brother. Credit: Getty Images

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was apparently not arrested early Sunday morning in Dallas. Now, regardless of the NFL’s criminality issues, a player NOT getting arrested isn’t usually news.

That is, unless the police department tweets he’s been arrested.

Maj. Max Geron from the Dallas Police Department tweeted Talib had been arrested at 6:53 a.m.

This would be very bad news for Denver, which just signed the former Patriots cornerback to a six-year, $57 million contract earlier this offseason. Geron went on to tweet further details of the incident.


But, uh, one problem. The police didn’t arrest Aqib Talib, the professional football player. They actually arrested Yaqub Talib, the football player’s brother.


Yeah, probably good to apologize for that one.

Sure, accidents happen, but as far as screw-ups go, the police department should probably make sure they actually know who’s been arrested before tweeting out the information — especially when one is a millionaire pro athlete. Hopefully no one asked for an autograph while he was being booked.

Mr. Geron should be thankful he’s part of a union.

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