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Report: Broncos CB Aqib Talib won’t face discipline for 2016 shooting incident

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Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib will not face discipline from the NFL for the June incident in which he shot himself in the leg, Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports reports.

According to a source, the NFL told Talib on Monday that he would not be suspended or fined.

Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg in the early hours of June 5 in Dallas. He avoided surgery and was released from the hospital the following day. The incident forced him to miss the Broncos’ visit to the White House to commemorate their Super Bowl 50 victory.

Talib was facing a one- or two-game suspension and a fine, but the league decided it did not have enough evidence to discipline him. While the league’s investigation concluded that Talib’s actions were considered conduct detrimental to the league, a disciplinary warning was the appropriate action.

Talib must complete a firearm safety course and will be required to submit a list of his weapons, adds Pelissero.

In 2016, Talib posted 43 tackles and three interceptions over 13 games while making the Pro Bowl for the fourth straight season.

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