NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to not suspend Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
In May, the 25-year-old Talib was arrested in Garland, Texas on aggravated assault with deadly weapons charges following an incident in March where Talib allegedly pistol-whipped and fired multiple shots at his sister’s boyfriend.
Talib has maintained his innocence and the legal process will not be resolved until 2012.
Even the incident occurred during the lockout, but the NFL maintained that players would be held accountable for possible personal conduct policy violations during that period. Earlier this week, Yahoo! Sports reported that after being summoned to meet with Goodell at the league offices in New York, Talib would face a four-game suspension to the start the season.
Buccaneers General Manager Mark Dominik confirmed the report to the Buccaneers Radio Network prior to Saturday night’s preseason game with the Miami Dolphins. A hamstring injury has kept Talib off the field throughout the preseason, including tonight’s game.