The “No Fly Zone” will be intact to start the 2017 season. According to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero, the NFL has completed their investigation into Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib‘s 2016 shooting incident, and will not suspend him.
Talib must complete firearm safety course, submit list of his weapons. Police say he admitted he accidentally shot himself. Wasn’t charged.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 18, 2017
In Dallas last June, Talib was treated for a gunshot wound in his leg, causing him to miss much of the Broncos offseason program. At the time, he said that he could not remember who shot him. He was able to recover in time for the season, going on to be named a first-team All-Pro.
This wasn’t Talib’s first gun-related incident. In 2011, he was accused of trying discharging a weapon and trying to pistol whip his sister’s boyfriend, but charges were later dropped. Talib has also been suspended by the NFL on three separate occasions, for unrelated offenses.
According to OverTheCap, Talib is scheduled to carry a cap number of $12 million next season. The Broncos have boasted the NFL’s top pass defense in each of the last two seasons.