Tampa Bay Buccaneer cornerback Aqib Talib was arrested last week for misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest without violence.
According to reports, Talib was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol and booked into the Pinellas County jail after a cab driver reported that Talib had verbally threatened him and struck him, knocking his hat off his head.
This incident is the third time the player publically lost his cool–at the 2008 NFL rookie symposium Talib got into a fist fight with fullback Cory Boyd, a fellow draft mate of the Buccaneers, and he also got into a fight with teammate Donald Penn at an offseason workout.
It is unclear how the Buccaneer’s front office will handle the most recent incident, but in the criminal arena, Talib could face one year in jail for each of the misdemeanors.
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