Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs' Talib says little about meeting with Goodell
TAMPA - Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib had little to say Wednesday about his meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York on Tuesday. Talib, 25, met with Goodell on Tuesday to discuss his role in a March shooting incident in Texas. Asked for details of the meeting, Talib repeated the same sentence four times. "We'll keep all the details between me and the commissioner, if you can respect that," Talib said. The only thing Talib was willing to expand upon was feeling the earthquake in New York on Tuesday."We felt it a little bit, a little aftershock," Talib said. "The commissioner said we were straight, so I wasn't worried about that." Talib is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, accused by police in Garland, Texas, of firing shots at his sister's boyfriend and trying to hit him with a handgun. The charge, a second-degree felony, carries a punishment of five to 20 years in prison. His trial is scheduled for March 26. Talib was suspended one game in 2010 by Goodell for violating the league's personal conduct policy after the Florida Highway Patrol accused him of assaulting a cab driver in 2009. Talib entered a written plea of not guilty, and later reached a monetary settlement with the driver before also entering a pre-trail intervention program. Talib said he expects to play against Miami on Saturday. "It's life," said Talib, when asked how he was handling everything. "I'm sure you have obstacles in your life I'm sure you have to overcome. My life is no different than either one of you. There's obstacles, work. You've got to know how to handle it."
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